I love to read.
I especially love to read stories or books that hook me immediately.
Rose Macaulay wrote my all time favorite first line in The Towers of Trebizon – ““Take my camel, dear,” said my Aunt Dot, as she climbed down from this animal on her return from High Mass.”
I couldn’t wait to know Aunt Dot!
What’s your favorite first line?
4 thoughts on “in the beginning…”
“I was sitting in a taxi, wondering if I had overdressed for the evening, when I looked out the window and saw Mom rooting through a Dumpster.” Jeannette Walls – Glass Castles
I don’t know why, but the one that I always remember the best is: “Last night I dreamt I went to Manderly again.” (Rebecca by Daphne du Maurier) Of course you have to say it in your head with a British “Masterpiece Theatre” accent!
oooooooooooo kewl, Mary Louise ~ thanks!
that was SUCH a powerful story. thanks for the nudge back to that book, Carol!