First Line Friday: August 17, 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.

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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2728527The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society by Mary Ann Shaffer and Annie Barrows

Publisher: Dial Press (July 29, 2008)

Print Length: 290 pages

January 1946: Writer Juliet Ashton receives a letter from a stranger, a founding member of the Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society. And so begins a remarkable tale of the island of Guernsey during the German occupation, and of a society as extraordinary as its name.

First Sentence

“Dear Sidney, Susan Scott is a wonder. We sold over forty copies of the book, which was very pleasant, but much more thrilling from my standpoint was the food.”


After watching, and re-watching, and re-watching again, I knew my love of Netflix’s adaptation of The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society needed another outlet. Enter the movie’s source material, a 2008 novel that I have yet to have read. While the movie focuses very little on the letter writing format of the novel, I find myself both enjoying the first sentence and its succeeding letter. Hoping to have a review posted for Monday!

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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.



  1. aryanlane

    That book is actually on my TBR, just bought it last month. Haven’t watched the Netflix movie yet because I wanted to read the book first. Good to know that the movie is amazing. Now I’m even more stoked to watch and read it!


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