First Lines Fridays is a weekly feature for book lovers hosted by @Wandering Words. What if instead of judging a book by its cover, its author or its prestige, we judged it by its opening lines? And what if this week, we did it on Thursday, instead of Friday, because I feel like it?
- Pick a book off your shelf (it could be your current read or on your TBR) and open to the first page
- Copy the first few lines, but don’t give anything else about the book away just yet – you need to hook the reader first
- Finally… reveal the book!
“I think I finally have my audition piece,” I say to my best friend Evita. I plop into the chair next to her and start unpacking my lunch.
“Huh?” she asks, pulling out ear buds that I hadn’t noticed under her mane of curls.
“You’re not supposed to listen to anything too loudly,” I remind her. It’s a rule she came up with anyway. She needs to preserve her hearing for when she’s a famous record producer/singer/DJ. “But if you are going to listen to something…” I hold up my phone.”
The Birds, the Bees, and You and Me by Olivia Hinebaugh! This one comes out in January, and I’ll have an early review up for you guys tomorrow!