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Friday Firsts: A Book #Meme


Blogger Meme: Friday Firsts

:!: All participants will have their entry tweeted about, so don’t forget to include your Twitter username if you want to be notified of your tweet mention! :!:

The first line can make or break a reader’s interest. Just how well did the author pull you in to the story with their first sentence? To participate in this weekly book meme is extremely easy.

  • Grab the book you are currently reading and open to the first page.
  • Write down the first sentence in the first paragraph.
  • Create a blog post with this information. (Make sure to include the title & author of the book you are using. Even an ISBN helps!)
  • Did this first sentence help draw you into the story? Why or why not?
  • Grab an image code:

  • Come back to this blog post, hosted on and add your direct link to Mr. Linky!

That’s it :)

Here is my Friday Firsts: Watch the Hour by J.R. Lindermuth (ISBN: 978-1-60313-476-7)

The men carrying the coffin trudged up the hill, heads bent, faces red and wet with perspiration and shoulders hunched under the weight of their burden, the steady tromp of their feet raising clouds of dust.

There is a coffin, so already I know someone has died – but who?? Such a sad start to a novel – therefore, I must read on. But that is just me…

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Allison is a stay at home mother to two little girls (Carli & Kate). She enjoys a lot of things including reading and sewing. Allison is also a CLEC (Certified Lactation Educator/Counselor).


  1. Bluestocking
    Twitter: bluestockingbb

    That does sound good. Here is mine

    mr. Linky keeps erasing my link.

  2. I posted the wrong link at first, so my apologies. This is my second time doing Friday Firsts and I hope to make it a weekly ritual. And my twitter name is Midnghtbookgirl, because it wouldn’t let me add one lousy extra letter.
    .-= Kate- Midnight Book Girl´s last blog ..Friday First with Heart-Shaped Box =-.

  3. Cara Powers
    Twitter: Ooh_Books

    I think that’s a great first line. It has specific details, hints at conflict and sets a tone. Ooh_Books
    .-= Cara Powers´s last blog ..Friday Firsts: The Broken Teaglass =-.

  4. Great first line. I really like first lines that set the mood of the book right away.

  5. little late!

    .-= Gina @ BookDragon’s lair´s last blog ..Friday Firsts =-.

  6. Tracee
    Twitter: amateurdelivre

    This is my first week posting and I am so excited to start. It’s always so great to meet new book lovers! My link is below and my twitter name is amateurdelivre. Thanks so much!

  7. This is a really cool idea!  Here’s mine: 

  8. I couldn’t get the linky thingy to work sooooo I’ll just put the link here. twitter is @mybookaffair


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