Deciding what my first-ever blog post is going to be strikes me as a bit daunting, so I thought I would leave it to the pros. Here are a few of my all-time favorite first lines of books:
"I woke this morning with a stranger in my bed. The head of blond hair beside me was decidedly not my husband's. I did not know whether to be shocked or amused. Well, I thought, here's a novel way to begin the new century." - Tracy Chevalier, Falling Angels
"If this typewriter can't do it, then f*ck it, it can't be done." - Tom Robbins, Still Life With Woodpecker
What are your favorites? I kept a journal of the first lines of all the books I read for a while- such a fun way to remember them!
P.S.I have a friend who reads the ends of books before she starts them!! This is tantamount to sacrilege in my book. Would you dare?
For you shoe-a-holics out there (guilty), my shoes are a kids' oxford from Nordstrom, but here's an almost identical adult version for those who aren't quite so wee-of-foot.
Photo by Michael Hudson for Is + Was