I was fighting the urge.
I really was.
I told myself Quite Sternly! that I was not going to overwhelm you with billions of pictures of our exquisite new granddaughter. And I’m really not. Except I just have to post these two. Because I’m totally hooked. But then I’ll stop. I promise 🙂
|One of her beautiful face – she looks a lot different with her eyes open, doesn’t she?|
|… and one of her tiny feet, because baby feet are simply irresistible 🙂|
Okay. That’s it. I’m done 🙂
But speaking of being hooked, I am, coincidentally, reading Hooked: Write Fiction That Grabs Readers At Page One and Never Lets Them Go by Les Edgerton. And it’s got me thinking about first sentences.
So I’d like to challenge everyone to a new twist on a combination of Monday and Wednesday’s posts. Here’s what to do: pick up the book you’re currently reading. Type into the comments the title and author of the book and the very first sentence. I’m assuming it hooked you because you’re reading the book, but please say whether it did or whether you were just willing to be patient for some reason, and please also say whether the book is delivering on it’s promise so far. Not only will this be fun for writers to learn from, it will give all of us some recommendations for good reading 🙂
I’ll go first.
Before I Fall by Lauren Oliver
“They say that just before you die your whole life flashes before your eyes, but that’s not how it happened for me.”
YES – I was hooked, and YES, so far the book has more than delivered on its opening promise – it’s terrific!
I can’t wait to see what you guys are reading and how good (or not) the first sentences are!
Have a great weekend!