Friday, November 21, 2014

{Meme} First Line Friday

First lines of novels can capture your attention, give you a clue to the character's past or present, set the stage for the entire novel, or more. First lines are extremely important and have a great responsibility. With that in mind, we'd like to welcome you to First Line Friday.

When sharing the first line of the novel you're currently reading, please be sure to let us know the title and author. If you want to notate your thoughts and/or questions about the first line of your novel, please do!

As a side note: This used to be a regular meme on Rampant Reads last year. The blog could not be found online by Literary R&R. If this meme is already active via another blog, please let us know. We don't want to step on anyone's toes. Thanks all!

Here are our first lines for this week:

In one way, at least, our lives really are like movies.

I really hate to post just the first sentence this time around because it's the first two paragraphs that are really fundamental to setting up this novel. So much so that I'll likely be putting them in my review next week. - Mandy

Lupe's book this week
Haden's syndrome is the name given to a set of continuing physical and mental conditions and disabilities initially brought on by "the Great Flu", the influenza-like global pandemic that resulted in the deaths of more than 400 million people worldwide, either through the initial flu-like symptoms, the secondary stage of meningitis-like cerebral and spinal inflammation, or through complications arising due to the third stage of the disease, which typically cause complete paralysis of the voluntary nervous system, resulting in "lock in" for its victims.

Charlene's book this week
Though several residents of the Ang Mo Kio Housing Development Board block of flats heard a loud crash sometime after midnight early Friday morning, none of them made their way downstairs to investigate.

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