Friday, June 16, 2017

First Line Fridays

Other than Ariel, Winnie-the-Pooh is one of my favorite childhood characters.  Reading about the tales of Pooh, Piglet, Tigger, and Eeyore, who lived in the Hundred-Acre-Wood, was simply lovely, because I wanted to live there too.  Who didn't want to go on adventures with Pooh and Piglet and all their friends?  Christopher Robin was blessed to have such fantastic pals.  One of my favorite rides in Walt Disney World is the Winnie-the-Pooh ride in Fantasyland.  Make sure to check it out the next time you are there--you get to ride in a hunny pot.  :)  (Notice that I spelled hunny like Pooh would.) What were some of your favorite childhood stories?

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

Today I am going to post a line from:

The Complete Tales and Poems of Winnie-the-Pooh 
by A.A. Milne
Ernest A. Shepard, Illustrator  

And the first line is...

"Here is Edward Bear, coming downstairs now, bump, bump, bump, on the back of his head, behind Christopher Robin.  It is, as far as he knows, the only way of coming downstairs, but sometimes he feels that there really is another way, if only he could stop bumping for a moment and think of it.  And then he feels that perhaps there isn't.  Anyhow, here he is at the bottom, and ready to be introduced to you.  Winnie-the-Pooh."   

Happy reading and happy Friday!  


  1. Happy Friday! My first line is from Karen Krist's new LIH book The Engagement Charade, coming out July 1st (and it's REALLY good!): "Alexander Copeland's one goal in life was to be left alone."

    1. Oh goodness, what an interesting and sad line. I wonder why he felt that way? I'm hooked...perfect first line. :)

  2. I love Winnie-the-Pooh! Have you seen that there is a new movie coming out about the author of Winnie-the-Pooh?! It looks fantastic!
    I'm currently reading (and loving) All Of You by Sarah Monzon. "Lieutenant Michael "Finch" Carrington pulled up the zipper of his green flight suit and stared at the mass on the opposite rack."

    1. No, I haven't heard about that film...that sounds wonderful though! :)

  3. Love that quote!



    Silvery moonlight slanted through the closed shutters, faintly illuminating Caroline Fletcher's bedroom.

    Candle in the Darkness (Refiner's Fire Book 1) by Lynn Austin

    Happy Friday and Happy Reading!

    1. I love Lynn Austin's books. I really enjoyed Candle in the Darkness and Fire by Night, and I have several others I still need to read...Though Waters Roar, A Proper Pursuit, A Woman's Place, and Until We Reach Home.

  4. Oh that's great! Winnie-the-Pooh has some super fun quotes! I've not actually read the adventures, but I've perused the book. ;)

  5. Happy Friday!

    I recently started Three Little Words by Melissa Tagg. "Seven years shouldn't feel like such a gaping span of time."

  6. I love Winnie the Pooh. Such fond memories reading it with my daughter!!!

  7. I love the irony in that first line. Happy Saturday!

  8. I love Pooh Bear!!!

    Unless you get one of those miracles they're always talking about in church, I don't see how you'll be able to keep the business open into spring.
    Weaver's Needle by Robin Carroll

    1. Whatever happened to optimism? Lol...this character needs to have a little more faith. :) Happy Wednesday!