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Book Nerds and Boyfriends: First Line Friday

Happy Friday, reader friends! What y’all are reading this week? May I recommend Book Nerds and Boyfriends by Sarah Monzon?! Don’t forget to check our current giveaway and recent review then open the book nearest you and share the first line!

Thank you to all the friends who have expressed their sympathies and offered prayers on behalf of our family as we adjust to a new normal without my sweet furbaby Suzie.

We discovered that her life had ended January 10 but she lives on in our memories and in our hearts. I, especially, am grateful for the years of love and laughter God blessed us with through her life.

As you all know (because I mentioned her often), she was my nearly constant companion. If she could go wherever we were going, we took her along with us.

I also shared a few pictures of Suzie’s life on Instagram and Facebook earlier this week.


Book Nerds and Boyfriends by Sarah Monzon

goodreads | amazon | bookbub

Bookishly Ever After

The hunter had become the hunted.

Literarily for Keeps

Have you ever been in a situation where you took a step back, looked around, and said to yourself, “How did my life become on big cliché?”

Novelly Upon a Time

Research is to an author as an oxygen tank is to a SCUBA diver.


A bookworm, an academic, and an author star in each of these unputdownable bookish novellas, respectively. The swoony heroes are grounded yet romantic and the kisses are always worth the wait!

These stories are available in the Kindle Unlimited program (which is where I borrowed the collection) and the last time I checked, they were running a $0.99 special so let me know if y’all are able to take advantage of that pricing!

my review of Novelly Upon a Time is on Diversity Between the Pages

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10 thoughts on “Book Nerds and Boyfriends: First Line Friday”

  1. Happy first Friday of February ?

    I shared the first few lines of Tara Conklin’s upcoming novel “The Last Romantics” on my blog today. I am only about 47% into the book so, here, I’ll share to you the first lines of the chapter I’m currently on.

    “With Will gone I searched in earnest for Noni, worrying that she had seen us speaking and that I would be forced to explain. Noni did not recognize boundaries when it came to us, her daughters, our skin problems or boyfriends or job prospects. Her questions were always frank and pointed, designed to elicit answers that contained enough salient information for her critique. Dodging Noni’s questions had become a sport for my sisters and me, a verbal tennis match with Noni always retaining the serve. I could only imagine what she’d do with Will and the kiss he’d delivered.”

    I hope you enjoy those lines. Have a weekend full of great reads! 😀


  2. Wednesday – Fourteen Days Before Christmas
    Malcolm MacGregor glanced around the dining room of Cantalamessa’s Gourmet Pizzas and More on Highway 10 in Euless, Texas. Each time he’d eaten here, he’d chosen to sit at an out-of-the-way table, separated from most other patrons.
    THE 12 GIFTS OF CHIRSTMAS by Lena Nelson Dooley
    2clowns at arkansas dot net


  3. Sounds like the perfect collection for February reading. I shared from Never Let Go by Elizabeth Goddard on my blog. Here I will share from the latest book to enter my house, Between Two Shores by Jocelyn Green. “I told you, I’m not staying.” Have a great weekend!


  4. I still need to fit Novelly Yours into my schedule but adored the first two of Sarah’s rom com novellas, so I know I love this one too.

    I’m currently reading The Secret of Willow Inn by Pat Nichols. Here’s the first line: As far back as Emily Hayes could remember, her heart yearned for a sister.

    Have a wonderful weekend!!


  5. I loved all three of these stories.

    Happy Friday!

    Today on my blog, I’m sharing the first line from The Christmas Remedy by Cindy Woodsmall and Erin Woodsmall. It’s a sweet little book if you haven’t read it yet. I’m currently starting The Seamstress by Allison Pittman, so I’ll share the first line from this book.

    “My first and last memories are my cousin Laurette.”

    I’m very excited to read this book!

    Hope you have a great weekend filled with awesome reading time. ?❤?


  6. Aww…I’m so sorry for your loss. I obviously missed the news that your fur-baby passed away. I well understood the devastation of such a loss. May the thought that you gave your pet a happy life bring you some comfort today.

    On my blog, I’m sharing a book by the late Ruth Bell Graham called Prodigals and Those Who Love Them. Here, I will share a line from Chapter 5 of that book, which is Gigi Graham Tchividjian’s story. “At times the Lord had to gently remind me to deal with my son as He deals with His children: to keep the doors of communication always open, to accept the person, even when I could not accept his actions and conduct.” I wish you a warm and wonderful weekend!


  7. Happy Friday!
    On my blog today I’m sharing the first line from True Nobility by Lori Bates Wright but I have no extra line to share right now b/c I’m currently in-between books and getting ready to head out to Snow Camp with the youth group. Brrrrr! Hope you have a great weekend!


  8. Happy Weekend! My first line (well, first 2 lines) is from “Ellie’s Redemption” by Molly Jebber:

    “Ellie Graber glanced at Joel Wenger across the room. Her heart raced, and her cheeks warmed.”


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