First Lines 2018

Yay to the new year. I hope you discover many wonderful books in 2019.
I will totally be watching the Twilight Zone marathon today in my pajamas enjoying the day off.

Onto The First Lines Meme, which I first heard of through my blog friend Suko and is hosted over @ The Indextrious Reader. This is a nice way to look back on your blogging year and I’m going to try to keep the tradition of posting my first lines on New Year’s Day.

“As usual at this time of year, I review and share my reading/blogging year with First Lines.

Simply put, we share the first line of the first post of each month and see what that overview tells us about our year. Often it can be an uncannily accurate summary.”

I published 80 posts in 2018. Here are my first lines:

Happy 2018!

Where to begin?

Kim is hosting the Take Control of Your TBR Pile Challenge and since I’ve been trying to make a dent into my TBR/for review pile since late last year, I figured this would be a good motivator to continue doing so.

I don’t know about you but I am happy that April is here and Spring is finally in the air.

Happy Sunday, happy May!

I am moving in slow motion this morning.

July is my favorite summer month because summer is in full swing.

After having read and really enjoyed Along Came a Spider I knew I had to read the second in the Alex Cross series.  

September has arrived so fast it seems and I am not ready to say goodbye to summer yet.

After having read A Christmas Promise by Mary Balogh last December I knew this was an author I wanted to read again.

The Vampire Knitting Club by Nancy Warren is one of those books that you can read in one sitting.

Good morning everyone, today I am spotlighting author Ivy Keating.

Those are my first lines, what are yours?
Enjoy your week 🙂

20 thoughts on “First Lines 2018

  1. Naida,

    I’m glad that you did this meme. It’s a fun way to sum up your year in book blogging, isn’t it?!

    You posted frequently in 2018. I like that the length of your first lines varies. That means that you vary the length of your sentences, which is a good practice for writers.

    Yesterday we didn’t have an internet connection, so I am late to read and respond to your post.

    Yay to the New Year! Wishing you and your family a very happy and healthy 2019! 🙂

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  2. Your first lines all seem to hang together just as they are and help create an almost perfect snapshot of your year. I’m not so sure that my first lines would have quite the same effect, but I am off now to check them out. I do know that the opening lines of my first post in January 2018 were …

    “The new book on my shelf this time, arrived after a very welcome and unexpected email from its author and, as always, the lovely people from Netgalley who facilitated the download.

    I first ‘met’ Robert Bartram, way back in 2013, following the release of his debut novel ‘Dance The Moon Down’, which was very well received by the blogging community at large and which I enjoyed immensely.”

    This sounds like a fun ad interesting exercise, thanks for sharing and Happy Reading 🙂


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    • Hi Yvonne, thanks for sharing your first line here. Your posts are always interesting to read. I find this meme a fun way to look back on the blogging/reading year. It brings back memories.
      Enjoy your week!


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