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First Line(s) Friday | February 18, 2022

Posted February 18, 2022 by Kait in Bookish Memes, First Line Friday / 3 Comments

Happy Friday! Today I am participating in First Line Friday, hosted by Reading is My Superpower, AND First Lines Friday, created by Wandering Words!

First Lines Fridays is a weekly feature for book lovers hosted by Wandering Words. What if instead of judging a book by its cover, its author or its prestige, we judged it by its opening lines?

  • Pick a book off your shelf (it could be your current read or on your TBR) and open to the first page
  • Copy the first few lines, but don’t give anything else about the book away just yet – you need to hook the reader first
  • Finally… reveal the book!
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It was supposed to be twenty minutes.

Anyone have any guesses on what book this is? I’ll give you a few clues…

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Episode 4 GIF by The Simpsons
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Adow GIF by A Discovery of Witches

any guesses yet? no? okay, one more gif…

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bi bisexuality GIF
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Last chance to guess!

Today’s book is…

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First Line(s) Friday | February 18, 2022The Girls I've Been by Tess Sharpe
Published on January 26, 2021 by Farrar Straus and Giroux
Genres: Contemporary, Mystery, Queer, Romance, Thriller, YA
Pages: 336
Format: Audiobook
Source: Rochester Public Library
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Nora O’Malley’s been a lot of girls. As the daughter of a con-artist who targets criminal men, she grew up as her mother’s protégé. But when mom fell for the mark instead of conning him, Nora pulled the ultimate con: escape.
For five years Nora’s been playing at normal. But she needs to dust off the skills she ditched because she has three problems:
#1: Her ex walked in on her with her girlfriend. Even though they’re all friends, Wes didn’t know about her and Iris.
#2: The morning after Wes finds them kissing, they all have to meet to deposit the fundraiser money they raised at the bank. It’s a nightmare that goes from awkward to deadly, because:
#3: Right after they enter bank, two guys start robbing it.
The bank robbers may be trouble, but Nora’s something else entirely. They have no idea who they’re really holding hostage…

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“It was supposed to be twenty minutes.”

I started listening to The Girls I’ve Been by Tess Sharpe the other day and now I’m almost finished because OMIGOD IT’S SO SO SO GOOD!!!! I put it on hold immediately after I read that it had endometriosis rep in it and that was a GREAT decision! Probably by tonight I’ll finish reading it and maybe… maybe… I’ll have a review of it!

Have you read this book before? What did you think?

What have you been reading lately? Let me know in the comments and have a splendiferous day!

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Do you participate in either of these memes? Let me know if you do and link your posts in the comments so I can visit! And don’t forget to have a splendiferous week!

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3 responses to “First Line(s) Friday | February 18, 2022

  1. Paula Shreckhise

    My first line is from Shaped by the Waves by Christina Suzann Nelson:
    The Pacific Ocean licked the heat from her feet.
    Happy reading!

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