First Lines Friday – 12/20/19


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!

Up, up at the top of the world, up high,
a dazzle of snow falls out of the sky.
The moment for takeoff is drawing nigh.
The well-trained reindeer are ready to fly.
Happy elves rehearse, now waving good-bye,
up, up at the top of the world, up high.

So, two weeks ago in my First Lines Friday post I said I was going with a theme this month…then I missed the very next week.  Seriously, I was so screwed up in my days that it was after 10 p.m. on Friday before I realized it was Friday and I had missed posting.  But, I’m back at it today and continuing my theme.

Any guesses?


Although this is not a widely known book, it shouldn’t be too hard to figure out if you look at some of my posts over the last month or so.


In fact, all you need to do is look at my last First Lines Friday post and do very minimal digging to figure this one out.


Nope, wrong Christmas story. I figured that would be too obvious.


I know, I know…I’m dragging this one on a bit long today.  I’m just loving the holiday themed bitmojis!


Robot Santa: The Further Adventures of Santa’s Twin by Dean Koontz

That’s right, Dean Koontz wrote more than one book about Santa.  And they’re both wonderful!  I’d love to hear from you if you’ve read any of Dean Koontz’s children’s books.  Not many people have.


About Cheri

I'm the mom of two boys and wife to my high school sweetheart. Our oldest, Josh, is living at home while working and paying off student loans. Our youngest, Griffin recently left his active duty Army job and is now National Guard here at home. He moved back to Michigan with his wife Kirsten and our beautiful granddaughter Hazel. I work part time and try to fit as much reading into my life as possible.
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