Judging a First Line Friday by Its Cover

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.

A Short First Line Friday

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”

An Unexpected 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…