First Lines Fridays is a weekly feature for book lovers hosted by Wandering Words. What if instead of judging a book by its cover, its author or its prestige, we judged it by its opening lines? If you want to make your own post, feel free to use or edit the banner above, and follow the rules below:
- Pick a book off your shelf (it could be your current read or on your TBR) and open to the first page
- Copy the first few lines, but don’t give anything else about the book away just yet – you need to hook the reader first
- Finally… reveal the book!
Well, now Thanksgiving is safely past,
more turkey eaten this year than last,
more stuffing stuffed, more yams jammed
into our mouths, and using both hands,
coleslaw in slews, biscuits by twos,
all of us too fat to fit in our shoes.
I’m going with a bit of a theme this month…or at least that’s the plan as of right now.
Considering the time of year, and the theme of this week’s Top Ten Tuesday, I’m thinking this one should be pretty simple to suss out.
Yep, it’s winter. Yep, it’s December. Yep, it’s almost Christmas. You’ve almost got it!
That’s right, we’re talking Santa here.
Santa’s Twin by Dean Koontz
I’ve gotten a few messages from other book lovers and Koontz readers after mentioning this book earlier this week, so I thought I’d give it another shout out. A little known fun Christmas read from an author you don’t expect to be publishing rhyming, illustrated books. Fun fact, the illustrator hid a little snowman on every page. So when you’re done reading though the first time, it’s fun to go back and search them out.
I got this completely wrong! 🤣 I thought I recognised the start of these first lines but yeah, I don’t even know this book (and that cover is just a little terrifying)! Haha great first lines 🙂
I actually love that you thought you knew it, that’s so fun to me. And yes, quite a chilling cover.
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