Friday, August 23, 2019

First Line Fridays

This week I wanted to share the first line from one of my favorite books and films.  
Have a wonderful day friends!  

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 Andersen

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, 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 reading and happy Friday!   

        Let me know your first line in the comments & then head over to Hoarding Books to see                                                                  who else is participating!  


  1. I love this story! Happy Friday!!

  2. I have, of course, seen this movie a billion times but have never read the story! I'd love for you to stop by my First Lines and consider joining the Fall Into Reading Challenge!


    1. This reading challenge looks great Colletta! I know I always seems to read more books at the beginning of the year than at the end--so I need to start reading more! Have a great week!

  3. I LOVED this movie when I was in high school. My friends and I watched it over and over and I listened to the soundtrack almost endlessly!

    Today on my blog I’m sharing the first few lines from An Informal Affair by Heather Gray, which is the book I am currently reading. I’m on chapter 17 so I’ll share that chapter’s first line here. “Lia awoke to sunshine and blue skies.”

    1. The Little Mermaid will always be my favorite Disney movie! I had the soundtrack on cassette Now I feel old. :) Happy reading Ellie!

  4. I haven't read that before but I'd love to someday :)
    Today on my blog I shared the first line from King's Shadow by Angela Hunt but it's also my current read so I'll share the first line from chapter 23 here: "Anyone who studied Herod in the days following Aristobulus's death would not doubt his deep and sincere grief." Happy reading!

  5. I loved the movie, but I've never read the book! Today I'm sharing the first lines from You Belong With Me by Tari Faris: "Was she really the only one left who cared about this town?"

  6. Happy Friday!

    On my blog, I shared the first couple of lines of a book I recently finished - The Poppy War by R.F. Kuang. Here, though, I'll be sharing the first lines of one of the books I'm currently reading - Wild Savage Stars by Kristina Perez.

    "The waves mocked her.

    Discordant laughter swelled in Branwen's mind and twisted her heart. She couldn't remain on the ship one moment longer. Her skin itched."

    Wild Savage Stars is the sequel to Kristina Perez's Sweet Black Waves, which is a Tristan & Eseult retelling. I'm enjoying it so far and I hope you liked the first few lines I shared.

    Hope you have a great weekend!

    1. What an interesting line, "The Waves mocked her." Sounds intriguing! Happy reading Rachel!

  7. I’m sharing on my blog the first line from Grace in Deep Waters by Christine Dillon.

    The radio dominated the room.

  8. I still need to read this book. :) Have a lovely weekend!