This fascinating meme, hosted by “Hoarding Books” asks readers to simply copy the first line or lines of a book, then ask their readers to state whether they would choose/buy that book based on its first line.
Here is my Friday Firstliner from John Ortberg’s YA version of ME, the me I want to be:
After asking the typically-teen question, “Why did God make me?”, Ortberg opens with,
“One week it was all the rage on Facebook to replace your profile picture with the photo of a celebrity who could be your double…I noticed a lot of people chose extremely attractive celebrities for them[selves] and claimed people say they look just like them. I wondered if some of those people might need contact lenses.”
Ortberg’s humor and self-depreciation is a delight to read. Next to Max Lucado, Ortberg is my favorite inspirational author.