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Friday, June 16, 2017

First Line Fridays - The Fellowship of the Rings


Happy Friday!!!

Summer is fast approaching! Do you have any specific Go-To reads for summer? I remember reading The Lord of the Rings trilogy (and The Hobbit) for the first time in summer. So it will forever be branded as "Summer" for me! Do you know what the First Line is from The Fellowship of the Ring? It is probably one of my very favorite opening lines EVER!


Chapter I
A Long-Expected Party

When Mr. Bilbo Baggins of Bag End announced that he would shortly be celebrating hi eleventy-first birthday with a party of special magnificence, there was much talk and excitement in Hobbiton.


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26 comments:

  1. Newton and Polly by Jody Hedlund: ” I fear that our wassailing has become a nuisance.”

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    1. I LOVE THIS BOOK! And this line is fabulous!

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  2. Happy Friday! My first line is from Karen Krist's new LIH book The Engagement Charade, coming out July 1st (and it's REALLY good!): "Alexander Copeland's one goal in life was to be left alone."

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    1. Sorry, but I should have said Karen Kirst. I haven't had enough coffee yet!

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    2. The struggle is real! Thank you for the recommendation!

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  3. That is a great story! I'm currently reading (and loving) All Of You by Sarah Monzon. "Lieutenant Michael "Finch" Carrington pulled up the zipper of his green flight suit and stared at the mass on the opposite rack."

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  4. Tolkien is always a good idea! :) My first line is from "Missing" by Lisa Harris.

    "Nikki Boyd slid out of her white Mini Cooper as two bagged bodies were being wheeled from the one-story house nestled in one of Nashville's nicer suburbs."

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    1. When in doubt....go to Tolkien hahaha! Ooooh that is a gripping first line FOR sure!

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  5. I've not read LOTR. *Hangs head in embarrassment*

    Prologue

    RICHMOND, VIRGINIA 1864

    Silvery moonlight slanted through the closed shutters, faintly illuminating Caroline Fletcher's bedroom.

    Candle in the Darkness (Refiner's Fire Book 1) by Lynn Austin

    Happy Friday and Happy Reading!

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    1. Um....I don't know if we can be friends anymore....HAHA! I am KIDDING! I know there are waaay too many books I haven't read. Oh moonlight! I love!

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  6. I'm currently reading three books: "The Valley of Vision" (devotional prayers from the Puritans), "Candle in the Darkness" (Lynn Austin), and still working on Sherman's Memoirs. Deciding on what to read over the weekend (as all of those are either for research or borrowed-to-read and I want something that I just choose to read). ;)

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    1. OH wow! I just started The Captain's Daughter by Jennifer Delamere. She is a new-to-me author and I am LOVING it so far (almost half way). Hoping to finish it tomorrow.

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  7. I loved The Lord of the Rings. I don't even remember when I read it probably in middle school. Happy Friday!

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    1. Ya I think I was about that age. I have re-read it since then so I can't remember lol! Happy Friday!

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  8. “She was so young and lovely, in her late twenties, but she was dying of cervical cancer, which had spread to many parts of her body.”
    More Glimpses of Heaven by Trudy Harris

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    1. Oh...I hope this story has a happy ending

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  9. Happy Friday!
    My first line is:
    “It started with a phone call, deceptively simple and easy to ignore.” ~All the Missing Girls by Megan Miranda.

    Dinh @Arlene's Book Club

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    1. Oh my goodness...I think I need to add this to my tbr!!!!

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  10. <3 Lord of the Rings.

    I'm starting a novella by Melissa Tagg called "Three Little Words". The first line is "Seven years shouldn't feel like such a gaping span of time."

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    1. Oh I have been meaning to read this! I need to read Melissa's books!

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  11. This series has always intrigued me, but at the same time made me nervous.

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  12. Wonderful classic! Did you know that Tolkien led C.S. Lewis to the Lord? :) Obviously, read the books but make sure to see the films if you haven't yet. Happy Saturday!

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    1. I did! I think it is a wonderful story. The Inklings! One reason I LOVE Kara Isaac's books. They have the LOTR and Narnia threads through them. And ya...we watch the movies annually hehe!

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  13. Some day I will read that book... not today, but some day!

    Unless you get one of those miracles they're always talking about in church, I don't see how you'll be able to keep the business open into spring.
    Weaver's Needle by Robin Carroll

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