Oh yeah! Three Fridays in a row of posting! I’ve officially started a streak again!
First Line Fridays is a weekly feature for book lovers (formerly) hosted by Wandering Words, but I saw it over at One Book More.
What if instead of judging a book by the cover, author or most everything else, we judged it by its content? Its first lines?
If you want to join in, all you gotta do is:
📚 Take a book off your shelf (it could be your current read or on your TBR) and open it 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!
Here are the first lines:
The boy liked Ventday best. He had always liked Ventday because on Ventday the processionals happened and there was no work when the pro- cessionals passed the farm. The tools and staffs were put away and the mothers made them wear their best clothes and the fathers made sure they were clean. Then they all stood on the grass, cold whistling around them, trying not to shiver as they waited for the monks to make their way through Woodedge from Harn towards Harn- Larger.
The monks always came in the first part of the day, but they never stopped at the farm.
Know the book? If you don’t, here’s some book pics to stare at while you think about it…
Annnd the book is 🥁🥁… Gods of the Wyrdwood by R..J. Barker!
(Were you able to guess it?)
This is one that was on my anticipated books for 2023 part three list. So, I’m a little excited to give it a go.
And as always, thank you so much for reading and have an excellent day/night!
See ya ~Mar