Feb 4, 2010

Friday Firsts #1

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?
  • Link back to Well-Read Reviews in your blog entry.
  • Go HERE and add your direct link to Mr. Linky! 
 "The Winter Queen" by Boris Akunin

"On Monday the 13th of May in the year 1876, between the hours of two and three in the afternoon on a day that combined the freshness of spring with the warmth of summer, numerous individuals in Moscow’s Alexander Gardens unexpectedly found themselves eyewitnesses to the perpetration of an outrage that flagrantly transgressed the bounds of common decency."

Yeah, I was drawn in from this sentence, because I was interested to know what happened to cause that outrage!


  1. Nice one! I can see why it caught you :)

  2. That definitely caught me as well!!

  3. That's a long one, but I would have to keep reading to find out what the outrage was!

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