I saw a great Friday feature post today and I want to join in.
It’s a fun way to glimpse a book without the cover or blurb – it looks at the first lines instead! The opening lines of a book are so crucial and are often incredibly impactful and intriguing.
So let’s get started!
- Pick a book off your shelf and open to the first page.
- Copy the first few lines without giving the book away.
- Reveal the book
The first Callanish knew of the Circus Excalibur was the striped silk of their sails against the grey sky. They approached her tiny island in convoy: the main boat with its bobbing trail of canvas-covered coracles following like ducklings, chained in an obedient line.
Scroll down to reveal the book…
The book is….
The Gracekeepers by Kirsty Logan!
This is one of my absolute favourite books. I love it. I have read it twice and presented an assessment on it for uni. I highly recommend you pick it up. I have a review that you can check out here.
This is a such a fun post idea. It’s a great prompt to look through the books on your shelf and share such an important part of a book….the first lines! I’d love to start doing this feature post regularly.
I saw it today on Lisa’s Books, Gems and Tarot blog. It is hosted by Wandering Words.
I hope you all have a fantastic weekend.
Happy reading, and enjoy pondering those first lines of the next book you pick up!