Friday, July 10, 2009

First Line Friday

Thanks Kathy. :) You can find Kathy at
FIRST LINE FRIDAY...First lines have always intrigued me since I heard an author say that writing the first sentence is, by far, the most difficult part of writing a novel. The reasoning was that a first sentence can make the reader continue reading or cause the book to be tossed aside.So, go to your To Be Read Pile, choose as many books as you want and share the first line. Be sure to include the title and author so that if your reader also finds it intriguing, they can find the book.Also, share your thoughts about the first line. Does it draw you in? Is it...exciting...thought provoking...scary...funny?
I finally, finally made it to the library to pick up the sequel to the Friday Night Knitting Club by Kate Jacobs. It seems like I was on the list for it for 3 months. It probably wasn't that long but it seems it. LOL. This one is called Knit Two and I can't wait to start reading it tonight.
Here's the first line.
It was after hours at Walker and Daughter: Knitters, and Dakota stood in the cente of the Manhattan yarn shop and wrestled with the cellophane tape.
It was hard to stop after the first sentence. I can't wait to find out what Dakota and the ladies of the club are up to now.


  1. I think the word cellophane is so old-fashioned. I love it. It reminds me of my Grammie. I'm not sure why. She must have said a lot.