Quote Challenges – Favourite First Lines: Day 2

Hello all! I’m not going to preamble too much today- just tell you that I’m doing an extended version of the quote challenge, picking from my favourite first lines 😀 Here are the rules (I’m mostly ignoring):


  • Thank the person who nominated you
  • Post a quote for 3 consecutive days (1 quote for each day)
  • Nominate three new bloggers each day

Thank you so much to Angelica @The Book Cover Girls– I love Angelica’s entertaining reviews- she’s definitely inspired me to pick up so many good books (and warned me off reading some, which I’ve then read, and found that, yes, they were indeed shockingly bad *coughs* Foxhole Court *cough cough*). So if you haven’t been over there- go check her out!

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Ah Rebecca is one of the most atmospheric books I’ve ever read- and all of that is captured in the evocative first line. This just so happens to be my mum’s favourite. She couldn’t wait for me to read it and was always telling me how poetic the opening was… she was right of course.

I tag:

Way Too Fantasy, Meltotheany and Ally Writes Things

Out of interest- have you been inspired by a parent to read a book? Which was it? Let me know in the comments! And see you all tomorrow!

22 thoughts on “Quote Challenges – Favourite First Lines: Day 2

  1. Awh, thank you so much for the tag… and this quote… I am speechless! I actually have Rebecca on my 2019 reading list so…. you actually just made my entire day! I hope you’re having a wonderful day, too, sweetheart! Happy reading! 💖xx

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  2. Yeah, definitely. My mother introduced me to Stephen King. She devours books really. Meaning when I buy her a new book, it’s usually finished within two days max. lol 😂😂
    But never had any regrets of course for her introduction of King to me 😊😊

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  3. My dad inspired me to read Beowulf! Sort of! He took an entire Beowulf course in college and had to read the Old English version and analyze it, etc. He talked to me about that epic story for years, and finally it was required reading a high school English class. I loved it as much as my father.

    Your quote is wonderful! I STILL need to read Rebecca! I have owned it for a long time. By chance, have you read Manderley Forever by Tatiana de Rosnay?

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  4. I was reading books by the age of 4 (notably the Faraway Tree) thanks to my Mum who would spend hours with me, teaching me and sharing her love of literature so I guess she inspired me to read everything I’ve ever read :O)

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  5. I haven’t read Rebecca but just from that first line, wow that’s definitely a poetic opening. I’ve never really been inspired by my parents to read certain books, but there are books that I’ll always associate with my parents, like how my dad loves the Discworld books. 🙂

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  6. Ooh, I love that line! And the book too of course. Makes me wanna read it again. 😄 I think winter is the perfect time to do exactly that, snuggle up in a blanket and read the books you love. 😊💕

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