First Line Friday: March 23, 2018

Happy Friday!

For those of you who have been reading for a while I tend to post a fun tag or meme on Friday’s to get us into the weekend spirit.

While perusing through WordPress last week I came across a new-to-me meme that may become a staple here on The Paperback Pilgrim.

The Book Beginnings on Friday book meme was created by  Rose City Reader, where you share the first sentence (or so) of the book you are reading, along with your initial thoughts about the sentence, impressions of the book, or anything else the opener inspires.

Interested to see what my current read had in store for me? Keep on reading to find out.

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32494103.jpgDeath du Jour (Temprance Brennan #2) by Kathy Reichs 

Publisher:Pocket Books (September 9, 2015)

Print Length: 384 pages

Despite the cold weather, Temperance Brennan’s workload quickly becomes heavy: the bones of a long-dead nun now up for sainthood have been moved and tampered with; a deadly house fire turns out to be arson; and a university teaching assistant disappears after joining a cult. Tempe must figure out where (and why) all the bodies are buried in the hard Canadian ground. Her investigations take her home to North Carolina, and to a strange colony living on an offshore island.

First Sentence

“If the bodies were there, I couldn’t find them.”


Being a fan of the television show Bones it was then a no brainier for me to check out the book series that inspired it. Death du Jour is the second in the series, and Reichs’ certainly started it off with a bang. My initial thought on the sentence was how it hooked me into continuing to the next paragraph. My initial impression was that if every sentence started with a hook like that, this book would be a piece of cake to devour. I hope to have this book finished by the end of the weekend, and for a review to be posted sometime next week.

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And that is my contribution to the Book Beginnings on Friday conversation. What is the first sentence of the book you’re reading right now? Leave it as a comment below and let’s chat about it.


One Comment

  1. midnightamythest

    Mine is sorta a two sentence thing.
    “Dawn was coming. The Waystone Inn lay in silence, and it was a silence of three parts.” – The Wise Man’s Fear (The Kingkiller Chronicle: Day Two)

    Patrick Rothfuss has a way with words, and this beginning prologue, describing the three parts of silence, is just captivating. He started the first book of the series in the same way, but with different descriptions of the silence, both concluding with the line, “It was the patient, cut-flower sound of a man who is waiting to die.”
    Such a hauntingly beautiful line.

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