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Re: First sentence of current book

Post by Redlegs » 17 Jan 2018, 20:30

Men emerge from the little printing plant at four sharp, ghosts for an instant, blinking until the outside light overcomes the look of constant indoor light clinging to them.

Rabbit Redux, John Updike
I wondered if that was how forgiveness budded; not with the fanfare of epiphany, but with pain gathering its things, packing up, and slipping away unannounced in the middle of the night.

The Kite Runner, Khaled Hosseini

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Post by 2li » 18 Jan 2018, 07:20

My first encounter with light as more than illumination
from a flashlight was on our homestead in Alaska at age five...William E. Combs

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Post by ReyvrexQuestor Reyes » 18 Jan 2018, 08:27

"In the beginning, God created the heavens and the earth."
--The Holy Bible
"In the beginning was the word.........John 1:1"

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Post by Sakilunamermaid » 19 Jan 2018, 00:12

There is a pile of clothing on the side of the train tracks.

The Girl on the Train- Paula Hawkins

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Post by Sakilunamermaid » 19 Jan 2018, 00:17

Everyone my age remembers where they were and what they were doing when they first heard about the contest.

Ready Player One by Ernest Cline

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Post by Sakilunamermaid » 19 Jan 2018, 00:20

Around midnight, her eyes at last took shape.

Fallen by Lauren Kate

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Post by Sakilunamermaid » 19 Jan 2018, 00:46

i_love_reading09 wrote:
06 Jan 2010, 18:34
Getting dressed was always the hardest part of the afternoon.

Pretties by Scott Westerfeld
I love this series! It was the first trilogy that I read; it is definitely still in my top 20 books.

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Post by Sakilunamermaid » 19 Jan 2018, 00:50

Fran wrote:
17 Jan 2010, 14:00
"She lay on her back fastened by leather straps to a narrow bed with a steel frame"
The Girl Who Played with Fire ... Stieg Larsson
I look forward to reading this, its on my mile long to-be-read list.

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Post by Sakilunamermaid » 19 Jan 2018, 00:55

Classical is Classy wrote:
15 Feb 2010, 20:41
"Who is John Galt?".

Atlas Shrugged by Ayn Rand.
Atlas Shrugged is one of the few books that I could not finish, maybe I should give it another try.

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Post by Sakilunamermaid » 19 Jan 2018, 01:15

Alyssa Murphy wrote:
28 Nov 2017, 18:45
"The week before I left my family and Florida and the rest of my minor life to go to boarding school in Alabama, my mother insisted on throwing me a going-away party."

Looking for Alaska by John Green
I have yet to read anything he has written, I hope he is not over hyped.

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Post by Sakilunamermaid » 19 Jan 2018, 01:17

vaz222 wrote:
12 Nov 2017, 14:43
"I'm on the toilet at the 9:30 Club, and I'm wondering how mermaids pee."
The Upside of Unrequited by Becky Albertalli
WHAT A FIRST SENTENCE LOL
Wow, that is definitely an attention grabber haha.

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Post by Sakilunamermaid » 19 Jan 2018, 01:31

Lydia wrote:
28 Sep 2017, 07:25
Peach's, the number one independent bookstore in all of Atlanta, had a vampire problem tonight.
Shifting Darkness (A Forest of Darkness #4), Kate Wendley
The first sentence has made me interested, vampires and bookstores; count me in!

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Post by Sakilunamermaid » 19 Jan 2018, 01:38

Elle Howard wrote:
22 Aug 2017, 21:10
He was standing in a shadowed corner, his back to a wall,
observing but not observed.

The 11:05 Murders
I am going to check this one out, I have noticed a couple of people cracking this one open recently. Hope you enjoy it!

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Post by Sakilunamermaid » 19 Jan 2018, 01:41

Zachary Taylor wrote:
25 Aug 2017, 06:31
In a hole in the ground there lived a hobbit.

This marks my first foray into the fantasy world of J.R.R. Tolkien. How excited I am.
Enjoy! I am awful haha I have owned 4 different copies of The Hobbit and have not read it completely through. Shameful.

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Post by Tamorie21 » 19 Jan 2018, 01:49

"I'm swaying by myself at Bobby McKittrick's summer kickoff party--surrounded by couples whose Dance Floor Make-Outs are so intense, so ravenous, I'm kind of worried someone's going to drop down dead due to suffocation--when I get what might be the most important phone call of my life."

Little Black Dress, Little White Lies by Laura Stampler

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