Quote Challenges – Favourite First Lines: Day 3

Hello all! In case you missed my last posts, I’m currently doing the quote challenge- here are the rules:

Rules

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

Except I’m doing it for more than three days (also it’s on a “favourite first line” theme 😀 )

Thank you so much to the awesome Sam @Modern Witch’s Bookshelf– she’s such a friendly blogger and I always appreciate her fantastic recommendation posts and awesome reviews! Definitely recommend you check her out! And cos I know she’s an awesome modern witch, I had to pick this quote for her…

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Well, I wouldn’t be a proper millennial if I hadn’t been massively influenced by the infamous Harry Potter. Of course, reading this line for the first time as a seven year old, I couldn’t have been more hooked (I incidentally went on to read the first three books in a row- alas the fourth was not out yet).

I tag:

Kat, Raistlin and The Cozy Pages

And for those of you that have read it- that were your first memories of Harry Potter? Let me know in the comments!

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):

Rules

  • 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!

Quote Challenges – Favourite First Lines: Day 1

Hello all! It’s been a hot minute since I did one of these quote challenges and as many of you know I like to put a bit of a spin on each one. For this one, I’m gonna be talking about beginnings. A lot of books are love at first line- but these ones are lines that have a special place in my heart. So I thought it might be fun to use the opportunity to talk about some of my favourite first lines and what they mean to me.

Also, since I have a lot of favourite first lines, I thought it would be good to do one for each of the people that tagged me, so there will be more than the prescribed three posts. Here are the rules (that I’m going to ignore because I’m a rebel 😉 ):

Rules

• 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 the lovely Journey into Books for tagging me to do this one- her blog is full of great reviews and she’s always doing a fresh take on weekly memes- definitely recommend checking her out!

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I fell in love with this book when I was startled into laughter by this extraordinary first line. Such a perfect, perfect beginning for a quirky book about a family living in a dilapidated castle.

I tag:

Embuhlee Liest, Rivermoose Reads and Cade Under Books

And that’s all for today- catch you tomorrow!