First Lines Friday – 1/24/20


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!

On September 15, 1981, a boy named Jack Sawyer stood where the water and land came together, hands in the pockets of his jeans, looking out at the steady Atlantic. He was 12 years old and tall for his age. 

Any guesses???


This is an oldie, one I haven’t read in a really long time.


It’s one of my favorite books by one of my favorite authors.


This is yet another book I really need to re-read soon!


The Talisman by Stephen King and Peter Straub

If you have been avoiding Stephen King because you don’t like horror, this story will convince you that horror is NOT what this man is all about.  Such a wonderful coming-of-age story with a strong theme of family.

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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