Random First Lines

04 Dec Random First Lines

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It has been said that in order to hook a reader you must get their attention from the very first line of the book. So I randomly picked books from our new book shelves. Do any of them hook you?

“In the dining room, the men are eating roses” The Dream Lover by Elizabeth Berg


“For what you did, you belong in a juvenile home, maybe a mental clinic, but certainly not a new school where you’ll undoubtedly be coddled and further spoiled”Bittersweet Dreams by V.C. Andrews


“When I was twelve, my mother shot a soda-pop salesman she’d known less than eight hours”Concrete Angel by Patricia Abbott


“He stands before me, as broad as an ancient oak, his face like a full moon caught high in the topmost branches, the rolls of creased flesh upturned with goodwill.”The Taming of the Queen by Philippa Gregory


“I sat in the rain with a gun”The Flicker Man by Ted Kosmatka


“My mother selected her wings as early morning light reached through our balcony shutters”Updraft by Fran Wilde


“He had known that sooner or later it would come to light again”The Drowning by Camilla Lackbert