Friday, June 30, 2017

First Line Fridays

Before we begin a new month, it's time to take a look at another book.  Goodness, that sentence sounds like the theme song from Reading Rainbow.  Does anyone remember that program?  I loved watching that show as a kid, because just like First Line Fridays, I was able to learn more about books and at that time add to my library book list.  :)

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
 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:
After a Fashion 
by Jen Turano 

And the first line is...

New York City, 1882

"Miss Peabody, I do so hate to interrupt your work, but an urgent message has just arrived that requires immediate attention.  Would you join me for a moment so we may speak privately?"  

Happy reading and happy Friday!  


  1. Reading Rainbow was a favorite of mine too!!
    I borrowed my 9-year old son's current read to share in the comments. This is a super fun mystery book for kids and one that's been read more than once!

    "Voices sounded, but no one was there to hear them."
    Treasure On Spy Glass Hill
    by: Paul B. Ricchuiti.

    1. Awesome! I'm so excited that you loved that show too! :) And I love that first line...perfect line for the beginning of a mystery. Chilling!

    The stack of photographs slipped to the floor, splaying across the wood planks like wildflowers over a grassy meadow. - Strand of Deception by Robin Caroll

    1. I love the description in this first line...beautiful imagery. Happy Monday!

  3. I loved watching Reading Rainbow as a kid! And I want to read this book so badly! Haha.

    My first line is from Healing Love by Jennifer Slattery.

    "I've spent over $100,000 and two of grad school for this?"

    1. I'm so happy to hear that you loved Reading Rainbow! Happy Monday!

  4. My Heart Belongs in : Mackinac Island by Carrie Fancett Pagels! Maude Welling’s twelve year old brother, Jack, raced across the waxed wood floor of the soda shop, straight toward her, then skidded to a halt.

  5. I we used to watch Reading Rainbow!! Always waited for them to say Jessica when they looked into the mirror.

    1. I know...I wanted them to say Heather. :) Happy Monday!

  6. I've never even heard of Reading Rainbow. :-)

    I have the first line from Over Maya Dead Body on my blog today, but I’m going to share the first line from another great read about to release, Susan May Warren’s “A Matter of Trust”:

    “Gage Watson blamed the trouble on the bright, sunny day.”

    1. Oh, you should totally look Reading Rainbow up on YouTube. It's for kids, but it is such an educational show when it comes to reading and loving books. Happy Monday!

  7. Jen is a favorite! I have fits of giggles every time I read one! Happy 4th weekend!

    1. I can't wait to read this book! Happy Monday and Happy 4th of July!