~First Line Friday~

First Line is my favorite weekly post! Booklovers can share the first line or two of the book you are currently reading, just finished or just randomly grab one off your shelf…💗

This week my Friday First Line is inspired  by a new book subscription I just joined called Coffee and a Classic. This is my first month’s book.

In the set, I received a wonderful copy of the book, a wooden bookmark, a wood sliced ornament, some Dickens inspired Scentsy type melts, and a holiday blend of coffee.

A funny story about this book subscription, it came to me from Maine. While going through my box I was looking closely at the coffee, a type I hadn’t heard of before, Voyage Coffee Roasters. Ironically it was shipped from my home zip code here in Eugene, Oregon. Small world…


Here you go…

My father’s family name being Pirrip, and my Christian name Philip, infant tongue could make of both names nothing longer or more explicit than Pip. So, I called myself Pip, and came to be called Pip.

Title: Great Expectations

Genre: classics

Author: Charles Dickens

Pub Date: 1860


Great Expectations begins when a boy named Pip encounters an escaped convict in a graveyard. The gripping story that emerges from there includes money from a mysterious benefactor, a bewitching and cold hearted girl, and the shut-in Miss Havisham, forever clothed in a tattered wedding gown. It’s no wonder that so many people consider Great Expectations to be one of Charles Dicken’s best works.

I’d love to hear your thoughts and read your First Line…Even if you don’t have time for much reading this holiday season, grab a book off your shelf and share a first line!

Happy Friday friends & Happy Reading this weekend!💗 I hope everyone had a wonderful Christmas and you’ve still found time for reading!

Have you read this classic? Do you have a favorite book box subscription? Let’s talk about it…


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    • Thanks for sharing Eleanor! That sounds really interesting, I have to look that one up! 😁Have an awesome Friday!

  1. Hmm…let me grab one from the pile I haven’t opened yet…

    “It was an October morning in the year 1872, and New York City’s air was so befogged with white mist and dark smoke that I could barely see across the street.” – The Seer of Shadows by Avi (2008)

    • Fun! What’s all in your library pile? What’s the list of reads for the weekend? I am reading The Shoebox Mystery, Billy Fender PI series this morning, it’s pretty cute so far.

      • My Goodreads “currently reading” is my library haul. It was short this time because of the holiday and wanting to get On a Leaf written lol. Today I am finishing The ocean at the end of the lane (library one – love it so far), and I am finishing Sal and Gabi Break the Universe, Amy’s Diary #1, and probably starting Emily Windsnap all from NetGalley.

      • This will be the first one for me lol. It sounds good. I like some “diary” type books. Although looking through it really makes me want an illustrator for my Diary of a Teenage Grim Reaper lol.

  2. Happy Friday and Happy New Year!

    My first lines come from Home For Christmas by Holly Chamberlin…..

    It was the eleventh of December, a crisp winter day with not a cloud in the sky to threaten rain or snow. Nell King shivered as she came down the stairs from the second floor and into the living room.

    Have a great weekend and happy reading!😊🎆💕

    • Oh boy! Those are a definitely a bit heavier than my middle grade and picture books! 😁 I bet it’s been nice to have that break…

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