Friday, October 2, 2009

Friday Firsts (2)

Friday Firsts (2)
Friday Firsts is a meme hosted by Well-Read Reviews.

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?

Here is my Friday Firsts:

It would happen again tonight: the really bad thing.

Hmmmmm, not a bad sentence to draw you into the story. It goes on to explain what bad thing would happen, and then introduces us to the main character of the Child Thief. Although to be honest, this is one of those books I've looked forward to for so long that the first sentence could have been "It was a dark and stormy night" and I wouldn't have stopped reading! 


  1. Now this one is a bit spooky.

    Here's mine:

  2. Together with the title, that sentence definitely has an ominous feeling.

  3. LOL! I totally get that.. some books could open just horribly and because you've been waiting so long to read them, it doesn't even matter!

    Well-Read Reviews

  4. Hmmm... maybe I should open a blog post like that. lol

  5. That is a great line! I'm curious as to what the really bad thing is.

  6. This seems like a new opening sentence and one to catch my thoughts. I have heard from a few people that this book is good. I look forward to reading your review.

  7. Interesting meme. I'm the admin of a writing community & this would be a wonderful writing lesson each week.

    By the way I did read this post.