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Weekly Blog Post: First Line Friday
What’s the first line of your current read? Sometimes it takes just one sentence to hook you into a book. Most of my students decide whether they will read a book by just the first few sentences-are you like that? I am sometimes. If it’s a really good hook, I get excited because I know I am in for a treat.
Grab your current read, share the title and author and the first few sentences.
My current read won’t surprise anyone and it has one of the most well-known first lines. I am rereading the Harry Potter series because of the Wizarding World Book Club. Here is the first sentence from the first book in the series, Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone:
“Mr. and Mrs. Dursley, of number four, Privet Drive, were proud to say that they were perfectly normal, thank you very much.” -JK Rowling, Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone
This sentence takes me back to my childhood. These books will never get old for me and I am so excited to reread them, for the second year in a row.
Happy reading and don’t forget to share your current read and the first lines in the comments or on your blog!