Wow! We haven't been blogging a year yet and I'm curious, are there always this many blogfests at this time of the year? Or are there just always this many year-round, and we just hear about them more now that we're comfortably settled in our niche in Blogland?
Speaking of Blogfests....
I entered Brenda Drake's First Line Blogfest (the Dark and Stormy one) the other day and thought, WOW, one can really spend an eternity dissecting just ONE SENTENCE. It's amazing we ever get through an entire novel. I know, I know the BEGINNING is what hooks the reader. But still.
So....I wanted to look at the books on my shelf to see what published first lines look like. And being the only child that I am I thought I'd SHARE them with you (yeah, that's right we can do it...just ask my kindergarten teacher. She couldn't believe I was "an only". A proud moment in my history. LOL)
CAN YOU GUESS THE TITLE AND/OR AUTHOR OF THESE FIRST LINES?
A. My mother drove me to the airport with the windows rolled down.
B. Everyone thinks it was because of the snow.
C. "Wait--did you--You just yawned!"
D. When I wake up, the other side of the bed is cold.
E. Mr. and Mrs. Dursley, of number four, Privet Drive, were proud to say that they were perfectly normal, thank you very much.
F. Scarlet O'Hara was not beautiful, but men seldom realized it when caught by her charm as the Tarleton twins were.
G. Happy families are all alike; every unhappy family is unhappy in its own way.
H. There was no possibility of taking a walk that day.
Okay, so some might be a teensy bit obvious. BUT, what are your thoughts on these as first lines? You don't have to answer me, but think about it and apply those thoughts to your own first line(s).
In the comments, make your guesses. How do you feel about waiting for the answers until our Saturday post? If it upsets you terribly (ahhh. an adverb), I can add it to erica's blogfest post for tomorrow!