Hop over to Hoarding Books and see her first line Friday rules. In the meantime, read mine.

Today’s first lines are from Home Body written by John Thorne and illustrated by Russell Christian:

A tiny, but delightful collection of poetic essays, illustrated in a charming manner.

From the first “chapter,” “The Keyhole”:

“At the head of the corridor, a closed door led to other corridors, unfurnished rooms, stairways and attics. The chill of unknown things entered through the door’s keyhole.” (Golfredo Parise Abecedary)

” On my way from here to there, young and broke, I arrange to spend the night with a friend at his Manhattan apartment…My friend is not at home. “

This is a delightful read with exquisite sketches and original word choice, word-images, and phrasing. I find myself reading some parts again and again. I definitely will want to keep this book.