Contents of blog copyright Book Dragon's Lair 2009-2023
I've been gone a while. I started reading fanfiction to escape and I got sucked in an abyss.

I have no idea if someone else is hosting similar challenges. I just grabbed some of what I have hosted before.

Here's to a happy year of great reading
Jan2023: Not much has changed. Writing a fanfiction now O_o as well as reading but I bought 7 new books in December and hope to get those read soon. Crossing fingers about adding challenges (late!)

Saturday, October 17, 2009

Friday Firsts

...a day late

Allison at Well-Read Reviews hosts this cool weekly event.

Friday Firsts asks you to:

The first line can make or break a reader’s interest. Just how well did the author pull you in to the story with their first sentence? To participate in this weekly book meme is extremely easy.

- Grab the book you are currently reading and open to the first page.
- Write down the first sentence in the first paragraph.
- Create a blog post with this information. (Make sure to include the title & author of the book you are using. Even an ISBN helps!)
- Did this first sentence help draw you into the story? Why or why not?
- Come back to this blog post, hosted on and add your direct link to Mr. Linky!

"I can't believe I'm doing this," Robin Masterson muttered as she crawled into the makeshift tent, which was pitched over the clothesline in the backyard of her new home.

Why would anyone sleep in the backyard of a new home? Did something go horribly wrong?

Right Next Door/Father's Day by Debbie Macomber
RND includes two stories, Father's Day and The Courtship of Carol Sommars
ISBN-13: 978-0-7783-2700-4


Kate @Midnight Book Girl said...

I think that's a great first sentence, maybe not the most memorable, but it definitely draws you in!

Anonymous said...

LOL! Good one!


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