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First Lines Friday – 11/10/19

First Line Friday is a weekly feature that I now love to take part in.

It is hosted by Wandering Words.

What if, instead of judging a book by its cover or by its author, we judged the book by its opening lines?

Here is how it works:

– Pick a book off your shelf and open to the first page.

– Copy the first few lines without giving the book away.

– Reveal the book.

I would like to use these posts to reveal books on my TBR in the hope that I can find my next great read!

Here we go!


She came in here with her brand-new shoes. Happy. I don’t know her, but I’d seen her at school.

I think her name’s Rebecca. Maybe Rachel. Something with an R. She was a freshman. A year younger than me. Maybe she’s still a freshman. I don’t know how much time has passed; I don’t know how long I’ve been here.

‘Please,’ she begs, but he doesn’t stop hurting her.

It never stops.


Scroll down to reveal the book!

I Stop Somewhere by T.E. Carter

Well. I got this book from YALC this year, and I can’t believe I haven’t got to it yet.

These first lines really do make me want to read it.

Has anybody else read this book yet? What did you think? 🙂

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My name is Lisa and the pooch in my profile picture is my baby, Skye. I love everything bookish! I also find things like tarot and angel cards, along with runes and gemstones really interesting and I like to incorporate these into my photos.

4 thoughts on “First Lines Friday – 11/10/19

  1. Literary agents and publishers judge a good novel by its opening lines. They believe that the opening lines are crucial in hooking a reader. They didn’t seem impressed with the opening lines of my debut novel, self-published in August 2019, that sets up the protagonist’s obsession to have a son.

    “Richard Cheong cradled his first-born in his arms. He had hoped for a boy-child but would have to wait until next time.”

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