First Line Fridays is an interesting meme hosted by Hoarding Books. In it, one takes the next book one intends to read or the one just started and writes the first line (or so). You too can participate just put your first line in the comments section below. Be sure to include the book’s title and author.  Here’s my current first line from The Fifth Season, Book One of the Broken Earth series by N.K. Jemisin:

“Let’s start with the end of the world, why don’t we? Get it over with and move on to more interesting things.”

Even if you get this after Friday, please play along.


Author: Rae Reads

This year (2019) finds me with 50 years of teaching "under my belt." I have taught all levels from pre-K "(library lady" or "book lady"--volunteer) to juniors, seniors, and graduate students enrolled in my Advanced Writing class at the university where I have just completed 30 years. My first paying teaching job was junior high, and I spent 13 years with ages 12-13, the "difficult years." I had some of the "funnest" experiences with this age group. When I was no longer the "young, fun teacher," I taught in an elementary school setting before sixth graders went on to junior high, teaching language arts blocs, an assignment that was a "dream-fit" for me. After completing graduate school in my 40s, I went on to community college, then university teaching. Just as teaching is "in my blood," so is a passion for reading, writing, libraries, and everything bookish. This blog will be open to anyone who loves books, promotes literacy and wants to "come out and play."

7 thoughts on “FRIDAY FIRSTLINERS”

  1. That is definitely a hook if I do say so myself. Glad you are liking that series.

    I didn’t get a chance to post my first line Friday today, but it would have been: “Jesus, lay off the carbs!” my friend Ariel mutters angrily from below. Her hands are on my butt as she grunts and struggles to help push me up into the window I left open before heading out earlier tonight.

    This is from In Bed With the Beast by Tara Sivec, second book in the Naughty Princess Club series.

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  2. Nicholas Young slumped into the nearest seat in the hotel lobby, drained from the sixteen hour flight from Singapore, the train ride from Heathrow Airport, and trudging through the rain soaked streets.

    Crazy Rich Asians by Kevin Kwan

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