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First Line Friday – 15 June 2018

15 Jun

First Line Fridays is hosted by Hoarding Books

I don’t know about you guys but i’m struggling with the fact that we are officially halfway through June as of today. They say time flies as you get older (and heck, i’m not even officially that old) – but its sooo true! Although (just a secret between us girls – and guys…I accidently wrote June 2017 on a document at work the other day and didn’t realize it for like 3hrs). Anyways – I had a tough time figuring out what first line I wanted to feature this week because I have two books that I am going to be starting either tonight or tomorrow (depends on how I feel after I get home from the movies…Incredibles 2…heck yeah!). So I figured – why the heck not and featuring both of them! (because everyone who knows me, knows that i’m a bit of a rebel).

The Year 2083 dawns in the icy shadow of winter’s crystalline wings.
From: Ocean Light – Nalini Singh

Description:
Security specialist Bowen Knight has come back from the dead. But there’s a ticking time bomb in his head: a chip implanted to block telepathic interference that could fail at any moment–taking his brain along with it. With no time to waste, he should be back on land helping the Human Alliance. Instead, he’s at the bottom of the ocean, consumed with an enigmatic changeling…

Kaia Luna may have traded in science for being a chef, but she won’t hide the facts of Bo’s condition from him or herself. She’s suffered too much loss in her life to fall prey to the dangerous charm of a human who is a dead man walking. And she carries a devastating secret Bo could never imagine…

But when Kaia is taken by those who mean her deadly harm, all bets are off. Bo will do anything to get her back–even if it means striking a devil’s bargain and giving up his mind to the enemy.

There was a darker brown stain on our brown suede couch.
From: How To Behave In A Crowd – Camille Bordas

Description:
Isidore Mazal is eleven years old, the youngest of six siblings living in a small French town. He doesn’t quite fit in. Berenice, Aurore, and Leonard are on track to have doctorates by age twenty-four. Jeremie performs with a symphony, and Simone, older than Isidore by eighteen months, expects a great career as a novelist. She’s already put Isidore to work on her biography. The only time they leave their rooms is to gather on the old, stained couch and dissect prime-time television dramas in light of Aristotle’s Poetics.

Isidore has never skipped a grade or written a dissertation, but he notices things the others don’t and asks questions they fear to ask. So when gedy strikes the Mazal family, Isidore is the only one to recognize how everyone is struggling with their grief and perhaps the only one who can help them–if he doesn’t run away from home first.

Why I’m Looking Forward to these Books
So the first one was pretty much a given for me – Nalini Singh is on my auto-read list (although unfortunately, since her psy-changling series moved to hardcover I tend to borrow from the library rather than buy). I’ve had this reserved since it popped in my library’s catalogue a month or so ago – which means i’m one of the first to get to read it 🙂

My other choice this week is a book that I requested through Inter-library loan about a month ago and it finally came in the other week (and since those loans tend to have a short timeframe for the loan, I knew I needed to get it read). But in general – I picked this off a list of books for a challenge because the cover caught my eye – I’ve never read of the author, but after reading the description I was intrigued!

What About You Guys – What is the first line from your current read?

 
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8 responses to “First Line Friday – 15 June 2018

  1. susandyer1962

    June 15, 2018 at 10:36 pm

    Happy Friday!😎

    My First Line Friday comes from a book I will be reading soon, The Life Lucy Knew by Karma Brown.

    I have a complicated relationship with my memory. Most of us, me included, believe our memories are fairly accurate.

    Have a great weekend and happy reading!😊📚🌼

     
  2. Yvette - Bookworlder

    June 16, 2018 at 4:47 am

    I’m reading a novella today, The Treasured Book by Kathleen Fuller. Here are the first lines:

    “Lucy Fisher had never been so drenched in her entire life. Still, she managed a smile as her bus drove away.”

    Have a great weekend!

     
  3. Iola

    June 16, 2018 at 10:57 am

    I’ve only read one Nalini Singh novel (no, I can’t remember the title), but I found it a little too violent for my tastes. Are they normally violent, or did I hit the exception?

    I ask because you’ve totally got me intrigued with this title! (And because Nalini is one of the keynote speakers at a conference I’m attending in August).

    Today on my blog I’m sharing from Enchanting Nicholette by Dawn Crandall, part of the Timeless Love collection. I’ll share the first line from another story in the collection here, Teach Me to Love by Kari Trumbo:

    “It wasn’t right to pray he would just die.”

     
    • Dee

      June 17, 2018 at 11:42 pm

      they are all pretty similar in the level of violence- so if the one was too much for you, the others likely will be

       
      • Iola

        June 18, 2018 at 9:42 pm

        Thanks, Dee 🙂

         
  4. Colletta

    June 16, 2018 at 10:59 am

    I’ve recently started visiting our library more often and am loving it! I hope you can stop by:

    http://collettaskitchensink.blogspot.com/2018/06/first-lines-friday-61518.html

    Colletta

     
  5. Lance

    June 18, 2018 at 12:46 am

    Even though it isn’t Friday any longer, I had to contribute this week – first line from “Five Seasons” by Roger Angell, the best baseball author I have read.

    “It weighs just over five ounces and measures between 2.4 and 2.6 inches in diameter.”

     
    • Dee

      June 18, 2018 at 12:46 am

      take your wife out for a date night – its cute!

       

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