Hi guys, how are you? I am pretty happy that we are a fair way into the cooler months now. I am definitely more of a autumn/winter person. Anyway today I thought I’d talk about some of my favourite first lines. I think first lines can really draw you into a book, so I’ve come up with a few that I think are great and set up the book really well. Let’s get started.
“It is said, in Imardin, that the wind has a soul, and that it wails through the narrow streets because it is grieved by what it finds there.”
The Magician’s Guild / Trudi Canavan
“It is a truth universally acknowledged, that a single man in possession of a good fortune, must be in want of a wife.”
Pride and Prejudice / Jane Austen
“It was night again. The Waystone Inn lay in silence, and it was a silence of three parts.”
The Name of the Wind / Patrick Rothfuss
“In a hole in the ground there lived a hobbit.”
The Hobbit / J R. R. Tolkien
“I still remember the day my father took me to the Cemetery of Forgotten Books for the first time”
The Shadow of the Wind / Carlos Ruiz Zafon
It actually took me a while to come up with these as I’ve probably forgotten the first line by the time I’ve finished the book :). I think first lines are a great way to pull the reader in though. Do you guys have any favourites? I’d also be interested in know if you’re autumn/winter people or summer/spring people… I also just want to quickly apologise for not responding to comments for a while – I’m not in the best mental space right now so please bear with me. I hope you are all having a wonderful day and I will see you next time.