First Line Friday

08.21.2020 > Past, Present, and Future

About a year ago, I was wandering through some Etsy shops and had come across a little shop called FortuneJars that sold jars of origami stars with prompts in the middle. Some jars were daily positive affirmations, some were self-care stars, and there was even a jar of TBR prompts! Well, bored out of my mind, with no books lined up as my next read, and not yet introduced to the book [writers/readers] community (now I have TOO many books I want to read), I was inspired and wanted to start my own little TBR jar. Too bad I didn’t have a jar. So instead, I printed out strips of first line quotes, folded them up, and threw them into a…..ziplock bag :’)

First Line Friday is nothing new, but it’s fun, easy, and anyone can participate. All you have to do is grab a book, find the first line/sentence, and share it with others! Remember to put up the titles and authors so others can find the books too!

This week, I wanted to share three quotes: One for a book I’ve already read, one for a book I’m currently reading, and one for a book that’s in my TBR.

Past: Promise of Blood by Brian McClellan

Adamat wore his coat tight, top buttons fastened against a wet night air that seemed to want to drown him.

Present: The Eye of The World by Robert Jordan

The palace still shook occasionally as the earth rumbled in memory, groaned as if it would deny what had happened.

Future: Gardens of the Moon by Steven Erikson

The stains of rust seemed to map blood seas on the black, pocked surface of Mock’s Vane.

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