Friday, August 11, 2017

First Line Fridays

One of my favorite Disney princesses is Ariel from The Little Mermaid.  I still remember when the film came out, and I just fell in love with each of the characters...Sebastian, Flounder, Scuttle, and Prince Eric.  :)  It was such a wonderful movie and story, because it touches on so many aspects of the human heart...falling in love, growing up, becoming independent, loving friends, and understanding how much your family loves you.  Ariel goes on such a journey throughout her young life, and their are surprises around every corner or chapter if you are reading the book.  :)  She must make touch decisions about her life while also deciding what is wrong and right.  As usual with most humans...and yes, even mermaids...she makes one very terrible decision when she relies upon the Sea Witch to give her what she wants in life.  Therefore, Ariel must live with the consequences of her mistakes, and in time she will learn what truly matters in life.  

As always, please be sure to check out the book lines from these other amazing bloggers too:

Sydney from Singing Librarian
Rachel from Bookworm Mama
Andie from Radiant Light
Katie from Fiction Aficionado
Kathleen from Kathleen Denly
Lauraine from Lauraine's Notes 
Trisha from Joy of Reading
  Jane from C Jane Read  
Christina from Moments Dipped in Ink 
Molly from Cafinated Reads
Anna from Romances of the Cross 
And I want to welcome Tima to the First Line Fridays fun!   
Click the links above to be taken to their posts and...
If you would like to join us, send Carrie a message and let her know!

​Grab the book nearest to you and leave a comment with the first line!

Today I am going to post a line from: 
The Little Mermaid
by Hans Christian Anderson
And the first line is...
"Far out in the ocean, where the water is as blue as the prettiest cornflower, and as clear as crystal, it is very deep, very deep; so deep, indeed, that no cable could fathom it: many church steeples, piled one upon another, would not reach from the ground beneath to the surface of the water above.  There dwell the Sea King and his subjects."  
Happy Friday and happy reading!  


  1. I love the way that opening draws you into the story!

    I have the first line from Thomas Locke's "Fault Lines" on my blog today, but I'm going to share the first line from Candace Calvert's "Disaster Status" from her Mercy Hospital Collection. The Kindle collection with all three books in the series is on sale this month for just $2.99, so I couldn't resist!

    "Fire captain Scott McKenna bolted through the doors of Pacific Mercy ER, his boots thudding and heart pounding as the unconscious child began to stiffen and jerk in his arms."

  2. I've never actually read the Little Mermaid. That first line really draws you in and sets the scene.

    1. I agree! There is actually an old film about the life of Hans Christian Anderson that stars Danny is so good! Happy Saturday!

  3. Happy Friday!

    Here is my first line:


    In the fourth grade we made little rockets out of old film canisters, baking soda, and vinegar.
    The Isaac Project by Sarah Monzon

  4. Now that I think about it, I don't think I've ever read the original The Little Mermaid fairytale before. That line really wants to make the reader want more.

    I'm sharing about Three Wishes by Lisa T. Bergren over on my blog today, but I'm currently reading the sequel, Four Winds, so I'll share that here. :)

    "Javier laughed and shook his head as we reached the top of the sand dune, Centinela loping in a wide circle around us. "I do not know if I can court a girl from the future and have a pet wolf," he said in Spanish. "That is a lot to ask of one man."

    1. All of Hans Christian Anderson's pieces are wonderful! I actually have a collection of his works from Barnes and Noble. :) Happy Saturday!

  5. Happy Friday!
    My first line is from The Spinster & the Cowboy by Lena Nelson Dooley:
    "When the sharp rap on his closed office door roused him, Joshua Dillinger raised his gaze from the legal document he had been studying with intense concentration."

  6. I love the Little Mermaid. Here's mine from Misty Beller's The Lady and the Mountain Man "Are you going to poison her the way you killed your last wife?"

    1. Oh my, what an interesting first line! Happy Saturday!

  7. Huh, didn't realize Little Mermaid was a Hans Christian Anderson (of course, I haven't read his stuff ;) ).

    After reading about ten fiction books in the summer, I'm taking a fiction break and reading non-fiction. :) I'm currently reading "Arms and Equipment in the Civil War," which is a super fascinating read that goes in depth with all of the weapons used, tactics used, etc.

    1. Yes, Anderson's pieces are wonderful. I highly recommend checking out his stories. :) Happy Saturday!

  8. I love fairy tales!

    My first line:
    “I inspected the knife in my hand.” ~ Luckiest Girl Alive by Jessica Knoll
    Happy Reading!
    Dinh@Arlene's Book Club

  9. I know I’m breaking protocol but I’m still readin the same book! So this is the first line of another chapter.. just to whet your reading appetite:
    “Right… right here.” Peter came to a halt between two massive trees where the undergrowth provided a good screen for anyone hiding.
    A Name Unknown by Roseanna White.
    I need to find more time to read!

    1. No worries...I'm still reading this book too. :) Happy Saturday!

  10. Sounds interesting. I'll have to add this to my endless tbr list.

    1. Hey Tima! I have one of those reading lists too. :)