Friday, January 25, 2013

First Line Friday: Jan. 25th 2013

Welcome to the last FLF in January.
This being said, my theme of Jane Austen books will also close (for now) with this final entry from her final novel, Persuasion.

"Sir Walter Elliot, of Kellynch Hall, in Somersetshire, was a man who, for his own amusement, never took up a book but the Baronetage."

Come Feb. 1st, a whole new theme focused around Dickens will start. After all, Charles Dickens wrote a lot of classic first-liners too. And not JUST from Christmas Carol.

Friday, January 18, 2013

First Line Friday: Jan. 18th 2013

This week on First Line, we are still continuing the Jane Austen theme.

"No one who had ever seen Catherine Morland in her infancy would have supposed her born to be a heroine."

So starts Northanger Abby by Jane Austen. I have yet to actually read this novel yet like last week's First Line's choice. However, when I do, be rest assured that I WILL review and link it here as well!

Friday, January 11, 2013

First Line Fridays: Jan. 11th 2013

Welcome to another First Line!
This week, more continuation of lovely Jane Austen with Emma:

"Emma Woodhouse, handsome, clever, and rich, with a comfortable home and happy disposition, seemed to unite some of the best blessings of existence; and had lived nearly twenty-one years in the world with very little to distress or vex her."

Now, I haven't actually read this book yet. However it is on my TBR pile And I shall review and link as soon as I've read!

Friday, January 4, 2013

First Line Friday: Jan. 4th 2013 (Happy New Year!)

Hello and welcome one and all to a New Year!
This is the first FLF of 2013!

To continue with the Jane Austen tribute next is the opening from Sense and Sensibility

"The family of Dashwood had long settled in Sussex. Their estate was large , and their residence was at Norland Park, in the center of their property, where, for many generations, they had lived in so respectable a manner as to engage the general good opinion of their surrounding acquaintance."