First Lines Fridays (60) – November 4, 2022

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?

  • 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!
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First Lines Fridays (59) – October 21, 2022

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?

  • 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!
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Last, Now, Next Book Tag

Thank you to Jordyn for the tag! It has been a while since I’ve felt motivated enough to do a tag. This one is pretty short. So, I think I can handle it. lol.

Rules

  • Link back to the ORIGINAL CREATOR-@Shivakshiiifyblogs.
  • Show gratitude to the person who tagged you.
  • Mention these points in your post.
  • Tag as many bloggers as you want.
  • Have fun!

What was the last book you read?

Ruination by Anthony Reynolds

Did this book meet your expectations?

It did! I requested it mostly because of the cover and didn’t really know what to expect from the story. I’ve never played League of Legends. So, I was somewhat concerned I wouldn’t understand the book. It ended up being a great introduction to the lore and world.

Will you recommend this book to others?

Absolutely! If you enjoy epic fantasy with cool magic, political conspiracies, and world-breaking consequences, I definitely recommend this book.

What is your current read?

Notorious Sorcerer by Davinia Evans

Why did you pick this book?

This tag is going to make me sound super shallow, but I picked this one based on its cover too. The blurb also made it sound intriguing, and I think I saw somewhere that the main character is bisexual. Those three things combined made this one unmissable for me.

How much time do you think you’ll take to finish your current read?

Hmmm. I’m really not sure. I’m struggling to balance this book with my participation in the Sabriel readalong, the audiobook of Lord of Shadows by Cassandra Clare, and finishing up my BBNYA excerpts. I hoped to have it finished today, but that doesn’t really seem feasible at the moment. I’m going to try really hard to finish it by tomorrow so my review can be done by the publication date on Tuesday… All in all, it will probably be approximately 4 days or so to finish it from when I first started the book.

What genre would you like to read next?

I’m thinking about reading either romance or fantasy. I’ll actually probably pick a romance audiobook to listen to while reading a fantasy ebook. I typically have one audiobook and one ebook/physical book going at a time, and I prefer to listen to romance more than any other genre.

What would you like to pick: a long read or a short read?

Hopefully short. I’ve been reading a lot of chonkers lately, and I’ve struggled some with maintaining the attention necessary to do so. Knowing me, though, it’ll likely end up being a tome that I could use to murder somebody. That seems to be what I go for the most, especially when it comes to fantasy.

Mention some books you’re eyeing!

Tags

This has been a ton of fun to do! I’m going to invite the following people to join in (feel free to ignore if you don’t want to participate):

First Lines Fridays (58) – August 19, 2022

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?

  • 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!
Read More »

First Lines Fridays (57) – July 29, 2022

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?

  • 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!
Read More »

First Lines Fridays (56) – July 22, 2022

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?

  • 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!
Read More »

First Lines Fridays (55) – July 15, 2022

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?

  • 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!
Read More »

First Lines Fridays (54) – July 8, 2022

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?

  • 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!
Read More »

Mid-Year Freakout Tag

I did this tag last year and had a ton of fun with it. So, I guess it is time to make it an annual tradition! I’m still not quite sure where the tag originated, but I’ve seen it all over on a bunch of blogs. If you know where it came from, feel free to tag/link them in the comments. I can’t believe the year is already halfway over. Even more surprising, I can’t believe I already read 91 books in the first half of the year. That is only nine away from my goal for the entire year! So, I’ve got plenty of great options to choose from for this tag.

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First Lines Fridays (53) – June 24, 2022

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?

  • 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!
Read More »