July 28, 2011


"Call me Ishmael."  [Moby Dick]

"It was a bright cold day in April, and the clocks were striking thirteen."  [1984]

"If you really want to hear about it, the first thing you'll probably want to know is where I was born, and what my lousy childhood was like, and how my parents were occupied and all before they had me, and all that David Copperfield kind of crap, but I don't feel like going into it, if you want to know the truth."  [The Catcher in the Rye]

"Just when I thought my day couldn't get any worse, I saw the dead guy standing next to my locker."  [Marked]

Getting the point yet? Some books have the most awesome first lines!!

So Thursday's Question of the Day: What's the first line of the book you're currently reading? What do you think of it? Good, not good, needs work? 



  1. "I couldn't breath." Bloodlines by Richelle Mead and yes I am loving it so far!

  2. "If this was what a prison was like, Alexa Marcus thought, I could totally live here." (Buried Secrets by Joseph Finder)- Great line and a page-turning read.

  3. "BRIDGET STARED AT THE CLOCK on the wall and cursed its painfully slow progression toward three fifteen."

    from Possess by Gretchen McNeil

  4. "Ten years ago, on my sixth birthday, my father disappeared." -The Iron King by Julie Kagawa

    Loving it so far! :)

  5. Thank you guys so much!! I loved this question - it's so cool to just read the first line of something :)


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