Friday, October 19, 2012

First Line Friday!


“It was the best of times, it was the worst of times…”  —Charles Dickens, A Tale of Two Cities (1859)

“It is a truth universally acknowledged, that a single man in possession of a good fortune, must be in want of a wife.” —Jane Austen, Pride and Prejudice (1813)

"Mr and Mrs Dursley, of number four, Privet Drive, were proud to say that they were perfectly normal, thank you very much." – J.K. Rolwing, Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone (1997)


Welcome to
First Line Friday!


Here's how it works:

We'll post the first lines from three books, some written by us, some by author friends.

Then you will all be asked to vote for your favorite, without knowing who wrote it or what book it comes from-- until Saturday!

On Saturday, the lines along with their book cover, blurb and author will be listed so you can check them out! 

ALL voters, no matter who you choose or which line wins, will be entered into a drawing for a $10 Amazon gift certificate.

Easy and fun, for all of us!  We hope you'll play along!


And now, here's First Line Friday!



1.  “You’re not getting here until Saturday? What kind of best man rocks up the day before the groom’s wedding?”


2.  Blissful people made Pete Toleffson want to puke.


3. “My hands are full, stick it in my mouth."




Okay... make your choice!  List your favorite by number or by quoting the line in the comments!  All votes up until midnight will be counted.  And don't forget to check back tomorrow to see who wrote which line and how to check out the rest of the books!

6 comments:

Kelly Green said...

It is so predictable, but i vote for #3. the reason, it's funny. and i believe the subject is food. a high degree of intimacy is implied as well as humor. as an opening line, you are commanded to read on, just to see what is going into the mouth,

Kelly Green said...

It is so predictable, but i vote for #3. the reason, it's funny. and i believe the subject is food. a high degree of intimacy is implied as well as humor. as an opening line, you are commanded to read on, just to see what is going into the mouth,

kog said...

I love the snark of #2, but I'm going to pick #1 because it sounds like a fun read.

1. “You’re not getting here until Saturday? What kind of best man rocks up the day before the groom’s wedding?”

elaing8 said...

haha I'm going with
3. “My hands are full, stick it in my mouth."
elaing8(at)netscape(dot)net

CMD said...

It has to be number 3; I'm European-- double entendres are a way of life :)

Sydney Somers said...

Congrats to Kelly Green! Random.org picked you to win the $10 gift certificate. Just drop me an email at sydney@sydneysomers.com to claim your prize. Thanks for playing everyone!