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Fawkes: First Line Friday

Happy Friday, reader friends! Today’s featured title is a book my teenage daughter is currently reading! Check out the first line of Fawkes by Nadine Brandes below, then open the book nearest you and share the first line!

I won’t likely be reading this story since it’s outside my usual genres and I’m sadly behind in meeting my own reading goals but my daughter is gleefully enjoying it and you can check out Bookworm Mama’s review for a second opinion!


Fawkes by Nadine Brandes

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I wasn’t ready to turn to stone.


I love watching my kids as they read, they all have different reading styles, preferences, and quirky habits. My daughter is not a quiet reader, she often scoffs, laughs out loud, groans, and spontaneously reads aloud to anyone who will listen or no one at all. Her enthusiasm for stories warms this reader mama’s heart!


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13 thoughts on “Fawkes: First Line Friday”

  1. Happy Friday! My first line is from “Risking Love” by Toni Shiloh:

    “Welcome to The Maple…Pit.”


  2. My First Line is from A Reluctant Belle by Beth White:
    June, 1860
    Tree limbs slapped Joelle’s face as she ran through the woods behind the bathhouse.
    Loved this second book in the Daughtry House series.
    Happy reading!


  3. Sarah Jane Morgan gasped for breath, scanning the crowded pathways. Everyone showed up for the Heritage Festival, which was good for the artists and vendors, but bad for her. Especially considering…….
    SWEPT AWAY by Laura V. Hilton

    2clowns at arkansas dot net


  4. I’m currently reading Hello Again by Heather Tullis and the first line is “Piper listened as the Croods avoided being squashed or eaten by a bevy or prehistoric animals.” I’m about halfway through and enjoying it so far!


  5. How fun it must be to watch your daughter read. 🙂 I’m currently reading A Chance at Forever by Melissa Jagears. I’ll share the first line from Chapter 28. “I’m sorry to interrupt.” Have a wonderful weekend!


  6. I thought this was an excellent twist on the Guy Fawkes story. As an aside, while Americans have fireworks on the 4th of July, we have them on 5 November – Guy Fawkes’ Night.

    I’m sharing from Sing a New Song by Candee Fick on my blog, which is a fun contemporary romance. I’ve just started reading Across the Blue by Carrie Turansky, which is set in England in 1909. Here’s the first line:

    “Isabella Grayson’s shoes sank into the plush red carpet of Broadlands’ south hall, and she released a soft sigh. What luxury!”

    Its about the early days of aviation, and I’m enjoying it. Have a great weekend!


  7. “Overhead, there was no sky.” This is the first line of the prologue of My Dearest Dietrich by Amanda Barratt. It’s an amazing book.


  8. That cover is gorgeous!

    Eleanor is reading chapter books now (Still not six for another week) and has been for a while. I too love watching her read. She is not a quiet reader either. If she comes to something especially thrilling or unusual, her eyes get big and she usually says something like, “What?!” or “Are you kidding me?!” I love watching her grow into a bookdragon just like me. Happy Friday!


  9. Happy Friday!

    Today, on my blog I am sharing the first few lines from The Governess of Penwythe Hall by Sarah E. Ladd: I’m currently just starting Cameo Courtships. It’s a short story anthology that I’m liking so far. Here’s the first line from the first story, “Pinned Above her Heart” by Susanne Dietze:

    London, England, April 30, 1851
    “Don’t touch anything, Letitia.”

    Hope you have a great weekend filled with fun reading!


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