Hosted by Hoarding Books, First Line Fridays invites you to copy the first line of a book you are reading, or have read, to see if it would catch a reader’s interest. My firstliner today is from Connie Willis’s To Say Nothing of the Dog, which has been compared to John Irving’s The Water Method and A Confederacy of Dunces.
“There were five of us–Carruthers and the new recruit and myself, and Mr.Spivens and the Verger. It was late afternoon on November fifteenth, and we were in what was left of Coventry Chapel, looking for the bishop’s bird stump.”
I’ve only read to page four, so, NO, I have no idea what a bird stump is. A bird bath, perhaps? I intend to read about these men digging through the rubble of a bombed out church and find out.