First Line Friday #1

First Line Fridays is a feature hosted by Hoarding Books where you post the first line of a book you plan to read, are currently reading, or just a book with lines in it. Come on now, don’t make it complicated! (I found out about this feature from Susan Loves Book, so thanks to her!)

Howl’s Moving Castle
Diana Wynne Jones

(From Goodreads)

Sophie has the great misfortune of being the eldest of three daughters, destined to fail miserably should she ever leave home to seek her fate. But when she unwittingly attracts the ire of the Witch of the Waste, Sophie finds herself under a horrid spell that transforms her into an old lady. Her only chance at breaking it lies in the ever-moving castle in the hills: the Wizard Howl’s castle. To untangle the enchantment, Sophie must handle the heartless Howl, strike a bargain with a fire demon, and meet the Witch of the Waste head-on. Along the way, she discovers that there’s far more to Howl—and herself—than first meets the eye.

“In the land of Ingary, where such things as seven-league boots and cloaks of invisibility really exist, it is quite a misfortune to be born the eldest of three.”

What is the first line of the book you are currently reading or planning to read?
Post below in the comments!

11 Replies to “First Line Friday #1”

  1. Susan Dyer

    Yay!! Welcome to first line Fridays!! Make sure you go to Hoarding Books to link up your post to bring people to your blog!❤

    Happy New Year!

    My first lines come from a book I’m reading now, The Marriage Bargain by Stephanie Dees….

    Cameron Quinn looked around the tiny town of Red Hill Springs. Big pots of pansies, twinkle lights in the trees lining the streets……apparently the basketball team at the local high school was doing well this year–the storefronts were full of team spirit. It had charm, he guessed, if you were a person who liked that down-home kind of stuff.

    He wasn’t.

    Have an awesome weekend and happy reading!😊💕

    • Cassie Post author

      Thanks for telling me about Hoarding Books link-up! I didn’t know about that part. Love that line. Have an awesome weekend yourself! Thanks for visiting and commenting.

  2. Yvette

    Happy first First Line Friday! I’m sharing the first line of the ‘First January’ diary entry from D.E. Stevenson’s Mrs. Tim of the Regiment on my blog today. So here I’ll share the beginning of the ‘Tenth January’ entry:

    “Meet Nora Watt on my way home from church. She has been lying in wait for me. We agree that the sermon was slightly dull, but that the singing has improved. I see Grace hovering about but there is no escape from Nora.”
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  3. Caitlin

    Happy Friday!

    Your selection this week sounds interesting.

    On my blog this week, I’m featuring Laura Frantz’s “The Frontiersman’s Daughter” as my FLF. I’m also reading Mary Connealy’s “Out of Control.” This FLF is:

    Colorado Territory
    June 23, 1866

    “Last time. This is it. Never again.”

    Have a good weekend and happy reading.

  4. Janine

    My daughter loved this book!

    I’m featuring lines from Lacey Black’s upcoming release Love and Pancakes on my bog today.

    “I’m sorry, miss, but you won’t be able to get in there for a few days. Not until after the fire marshal has completed his investigation and ruled out arson,” the fire chief states, a look of pity mixed with soot smeared on his aged face.

    Happy Reading!

  5. Nicole Santana

    I love this book! 😀

    Happy Friday!

    Today, on my blog, I’m sharing the first line from Chasing Someday by Crystal Walton. I’m currently on chapter 24, so I will leave the first line from there.

    “Chase sat back in one of the wicker chairs Mom insisted he own, cradled his guitar in his lap, and watched the fireflies hail the end of a long day.”

    It’s such a good book. I’m loving it. 😀

    Hope you have a great weekend filled with relaxing reading time. 😀❤📚

  6. Katie Donovan

    Welcome to First Line Fridays! So glad you can join us! And this sounds like an interesting read. 🙂

    I’m featuring a non-fiction book on my blog this week–A Light So Lovely (about Madeleine L’Engle)–but I’m also about to dive into Stratagem by Robin Caroll, so here’s the first line:

    “According to your estimation, she has eight minutes to figure out she can’t open the door unless her employee uses the key he got in the last room.”

    Have a great weekend!
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