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First Line Friday

Is a feature post where booklovers can share the first line or two of the book we are reading…

When people ask me what I do—taxi drivers dental hygienists—I tell them I work in an office. In almost nine years, no one’s ever asked me what kind of office, or what sort of job I do there. I can’t decide whether it’s because I fit perfectly with their idea of what an office worker looks like, or whether people hear the phrase “work in an office” and automatically fill in the blanks themselves—lady doing photocopying, man tapping at a keyboard.

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Synopsis:

No one’s ever told Eleanor that life should be better than fine.

Meet Eleanor Oliphant: She struggles with appropriate social skills and tends to say exactly what she’s thinking. Nothing is missing in her carefully timetabled life, where weekends mostly consist of frozen pizza, vodka, and phone chats with Mummy. But everything changes when Eleanor meets Raymond, the bumbling IT guy from her office, whose big heart will ultimately help Eleanor find the way to repair her own profoundly damaged one.

This is from Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine by Gail Honeyman.  I haven’t 33F22767-7FD2-4625-8128-46BC50DFE772started this book yet, I am still finishing up Scythe and The Night Olivia Fell(which are awesomebut I’m super excited to start it! I have a feeling I am going to love this one!💗

Thanks for stopping by friends! Have an amazing Friday!

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15 replies »

  1. Oh Eleanor! What a story! I laughed- I cried. Such a great read! – I have to see which book I am picking up next out of my TBR- I am torn between three right now…. Will be back to share the opening when I have figured it out! LOL

  2. I awoke to terror because I heard them singing. Yet we were a people who sang. We were of the Celtic race, that tall people famed for their fierce blue eyes, and fiercer passions. Most of my clan, my blood kin, had fair hair, but in my youth mine was the color of dark bronze.

    The first few lines of Druids by Morgan Llywelyn

  3. Here’s a fave of our girls:
    “There was a boy called Eustace Clarence Scrubb, and he almost deserved it.”
    (C.S. Lewis: “The Voyage of the Dawn Treader”).
    Our oldest keeps saying that with a name like Clive Staples, she would have preferred to be known as “C.S.” as well, and she can just see how he came up with a first line like that. 🙂 Happy Friday (night).

  4. Happy Friday, Lana! ♥️ I need to read Eleanor too! It sounds like one I will love, and I own it. Great first lines! I shared from The Guests on South Battery over on my blog, but here I’ll share from Daughter of a Daughter of a Queen, another book I’m reading,

    “Here’s the first thing you need to know about Miss Cathy Williams: I am the daughter of a daughter of a queen and my mama never let me forget it. That’s right. Royal blood runs purple through my veins.”

    • Oh how fun and Thank you! ❤️We are just about to leave town… I will check this out when I am settled in… 🤗🤗

  5. So i’m currently reading Friday Night Light and I was going to post the first line of the prologue but it has inappropriate verbiage and I have decided to refrain from posting it. But it is a very well written book, if not PG.

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