First Lines Friday #5

I’m not going to lie to y’all, it’s been a crazy week for #TeamTayTay. While I had a strong finish in September, I’m not doing so hot — so far — in October.

Don’t get me wrong there have been some positives:

1) My review of Dark Matter landed on the TOP CUSTOMER REVIEW spot on Amazon! That’s never happened to me before and this was basically me all week: 

2) I’ve been approved for some seriously awesome 2018 ARCs

3) I discovered I had $$$ left on an Amazon GC, which means I’ll have some amazing book mail waiting for me after work today

4) And finally, I caved, ordered my very first bookish treat, and discovered I have ZERO regrets.

But despite all that good, I am super behind in my October reading/posting goals. To date, I’m behind 3 reviews, 5 tags, 8 awards, and have only read 1 book so far this month. 😱

I’ll wait for your heart rate to return to it’s regular rhythm. Oh, was that just me? Perfect! I’m not panicking…nope, not one bit! I mean that’s what the weekends are for, right?

Before I leave y’all to it, it’s time for my favorite weekly meme:flf real

What’s it about? First Lines Fridays is a weekly — obviously — feature for book lovers hosted by Wandering Words where we dare to ask: What if instead of judging a book by its cover, its author, or its prestige, we judged it by its opening lines? 

HOW IT WORKS? 

  • PICK A BOOK OFF YOUR SHELF (IT COULD BE A CURRENT READ OR ON YOUR TBR) AND OPEN TO THE FIRST PAGE.

  • COPY THE FIRST FEW LINES, BUT DON’T PROVIDE ANY OTHER DETAILS ABOUT THE BOOK JUST YET — LET’S SEE IF IT HOOKS THE READER IN!

  • FINALLY…REVEAL THE BOOK!


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READ ON TO DISCOVER THIS FRIDAY’S SOURCE:

Letters to the Lost by Brigid Kemmerer

SYNOPSIS:

Juliet Young always writes letters to her mother, a world-traveling photojournalist. Even after her mother’s death, she leaves letters at her grave. It’s the only way Juliet can cope.

Declan Murphy isn’t the sort of guy you want to cross. In the midst of his court-ordered community service at the local cemetery, he’s trying to escape the demons of his past.

When Declan reads a haunting letter left beside a grave, he can’t resist writing back. Soon, he’s opening up to a perfect stranger, and their connection is immediate. But neither Declan nor Juliet knows that they’re not actually strangers. When life at school interferes with their secret life of letters, sparks will fly as Juliet and Declan discover truths that might tear them apart.


MY THOUGHTS:

Since it’s release six months ago, I’ve heard nothing but positive things about this emotional coming-of-age story. And thanks to an aforementioned GC (see #3), this will be in my anxious hands very soon!

This seems like a darker version of Alex, Approximately, which makes it a super appropriate read for 🎃 #Owntober. 🎃

Have you guys read this one? What are your thoughts?


Well, that’s pretty much my week in a nutshell! What positive news do you have to share? Any thoughts on bookish treats or L2TL? Let me know! Have a great weekend!

And, as always: Happy Reading!

9 thoughts on “First Lines Friday #5

  1. karenjo46 says:

    OMG Congrats girl! That’s sooo awesome your review landed on the top customer review!!! Totally feeling you about falling behind. You already know I’m drowning haha.

    What ARCs did you get approve for? I’m in a book requesting ban right now until I catch up. lol

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