I’ve been looking for new things to post on my blog to inspire me in creating different styles of posts. I just often find I have lots of ideas but actually setting them down into complete posts is so difficult. Do you find that?
I need to set aside a full weekend soon to get some things written and scheduled.
First Line Fridays is a feature I’ve seen on your blogs, and it looks fun as well as simple, which is ideal for me at the moment.
Here’s how it works:
First Lines Fridays is a weekly feature for book lovers hosted by Wandering Words. What if instead of judging a book by its cover, its author or its prestige, we judged it by its opening lines?
- Pick a book off your shelf (it could be your current read or on your TBR) and open to the first page
- Copy the first few lines, but don’t give anything else about the book away just yet – you need to hook the reader first
- Finally… reveal the book!
So here goes:
“It’s not that I never think about Paul. He comes to me occasionally before I’m fully awake, though I never remember what he said, or what I did or didn’t do to him. In my mind, the kid just plops down into my lap.”
A few questions immediately occurred to me upon reading these lines for the first time:
- Who’s ‘speaking’?
- Who is Paul?
- Why is the narrator dreaming of him?
What do you think? Do you recognise these lines?
Some clues about the book that belongs to these first lines:
- The UK paperback cover is blue.
- The writer’s initials are E. F.
- It was shortlisted for The Man Booker Prize in 2017.
Any ideas yet?
Here it is:
Have you read this book?
Would you read it based on the first lines?
What are the first lines of your current read or a recent read? Leave a comment and I’ll try to guess the book!
Thanks for reading!