Friday, July 21, 2017

First Line Fridays

I wanted to highlight a classic piece of literature this week.  Has anyone read Wuthering Heights?  I know it is one of those required books to read in school, which sometimes means people do not necessarily read it, or they just skim through the chapters.  Hopefully though, you have been able to pick up a copy since college or high school in order to really delve into Mr. Heathcliff’s world.  Emily Bronte brings such dark imagery to the pages of her book.  She speaks openly and honestly about each character and how they are viewed and treated within this particular society.  Her sister, Charlotte, pens a similar text, but her characters seem to be a bit more lighthearted--not to say that they do not have their own troubles.  What do you think of the differences between the worlds of Wuthering Heights and Jane Eyre? 

As most know, the Victorian era of literature in England is one of my favorite periods to read.  If you need any recommendations of what books to pick up during this time in literary history, please let me know.  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 
 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:

Wuthering Heights 
by Emily Bronte

And the first line is…

“1801—I have just returned from a visit to my landlord—the solitary neighbour that I shall be troubled with.”

Happy reading and happy Friday!   


  1. I'll confess I started reading this once and just couldn't get through it. I should try it again sometime.

    I'm featuring a new release by Bethany Kaczmarek on my blog this week, but I'm going to post the first line from a book I've been meaning to read for aaaaaages: To Whisper Her Name, by Tamera Alexander.

    "First Lieutenant Ridley Adam Cooper peered through the stand of bristled pines, his presence cloaked by dusk, his Winchester cocked and ready."

  2. I've read Wuthering Heights. My first line is from Sweet Delights by Cecelia Dowdy: "PATTY-LYNN?" THE FAMILIAR VOICE made her pause.

    1. I'm so happy to hear you've read Wuthering Heights! Happy Sunday!

  3. It's been years.

    I'm sharing a first line from The Red Door Inn by Liz Johnson. "The change in Marie Carrington's pocket wouldn't pay for a ferry ride across the Northumberland Strait to Prince Edward Island, let alone a bus ticket to anywhere else in the world."

    1. I've seen this book advertised looks really good! Happy Sunday!

  4. I read and enjoyed Wuthering Heights!

    My first line:
    January 25, 1980, midnight
    The first execution I attended wasn’t by lethal injection but by Old Sparky. ~A Twist of the Knife by Becky Masterman
    Happy Reading!
    Dinh @ Arlene's Book Club

    1. I'm so glad you enjoyed Wuthering Heights! Happy Sunday!

  5. I combo read and skimmed. I should go back and really read it at some point. Thank you for sharing about the book! Have a nice weekend.

  6. My first line comes from Dime Novel Suitor by Carrie Fancett Pagels. It's part of the Seven Brides for Seven Mail-Order Husbands Romance Collection.

    Turtle Springs, Kansas
    April 1866

    Pa had some kind of nerve, up and dying like that-just when I'd gotten used to Frank being gone.

    1. Great first line...I have a book by Carrie Pagels that I can't wait to read. :) Happy Sunday!

  7. A classic! I haven't read this one :)

  8. I need to read Wuthering Heights again, it' been years.
    My first line is from Gabrielle Meyer’s novella found in the Of Rags and Riches Romance Collection
    “A Tale of Two Hearts” Little Falls, Minnesota May 20, 1899
    The countryside sped by as Elijah Boyer pushed the Duryea Motor Wagon to twenty-five miles per hour.

    1. I've only read one novella out of that collection thus far...excited to read the rest of the stories. :) Happy Sunday!