More often than not, when I start reading a book I know a bit about it. Whether I check the synopsis or I’m familiar with the author’s other work, I usually know what I’m getting myself into. However, every once in a while, a cover comes along that grabs my attention and I feel compelled to start reading.
First Line Friday: Everyone needs to take a minute and visit this picture book favorite.
First Line Friday: Yes, I’m writing about yet another cozy mystery. But it’s a good one—I swear!
First Line Friday: One of my favorite reads of 2020 has stuck with me all these months later. Why? It’s packed with deliciously creepy tension.
I love short stories. When I was in college, I fell in love with the form, and ultimately spent hours in the library tracking down anthologies and collections. These literary blips opened up my world, shining light on areas I knew nothing about and casting shadows over ideas I assumed I had figured out. TheyContinue reading “A Short First Line Friday”
Perhaps because my trajectory in life involved growing up in a rural area and later moving to a city, one of my favorite genres of books involves the opposite. I love reading about individuals and couples who move to the countryside and take control of a large property. There are a shocking amount of these,Continue reading “A Dreadful First Line Friday”
This past year has been incredibly difficult for so many, but in these past few weeks I’ve started assessing some of the smaller, more trivial aspects of my life that were altered. For instance, in my adult life, this is the longer period of time I’ve gone without seeing a show in a theatre. Plays,Continue reading “Curtain up on This First Line Friday”
Like so many people this past year, I’ve spent a lot of time finding new things I can do from home. From tracking down copies of books I’ve always wanted to read to watching as many musicals as possible, I’ve tried to enjoy the time I can. One of my biggest projects has been crafting—knitting,Continue reading “A Crafty First Line Friday”
A strange thing happened the other day. I sat down, thinking I’d look through a few of my books for my next read. However, the first one I picked up had such a great opening line, I couldn’t put it down—I ended up reading it in one sitting. Maybe you can see why…
Growing up, I devoured most any fantasy books I could get my hands on. It almost certainly started with picture books—anything involving witches or magic immediately caught my attention. Soon I was moving on to Bruce Coville and his Goblins in the Castle and later to Terry Pratchett’s Discworld series and beyond. After high school,Continue reading “A Fantastical First Line Friday”