FAVORITE FIRST LINES OF THE BOOKS ON MY BOOKSHELF 📖

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  1. "Blue Sargent had forgotten how many times she'd been told that she would kill her true love." -Maggie Stiefvater, The Raven Boys
  2. "It has been sixty-four years since the president and the Consortium identified love as a disease, and forty-three since the scientists perfected a cure." -Lauren Oliver, Delirium
  3. "It was a dull autumn day and Jill Pole was crying behind the gym." -C.S. Lewis, The Silver Chair
  4. "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." -Jane Austen, Emma
  5. "So. The Spear-Danes in days gone by and the Kings who ruled them had courage and greatness. We have heard of those princes' heroic campaigns." -Beowulf (Seamus Heaney translation)
  6. "In the land of Ingary, where such things as seven-league boots and cloaks of invisibility really exist, it is a quite a misfortune to be born the eldest of three." -Diana Wynne Jones, Howl's Moving Castle
  7. "Mr. and Mrs. Dursley, of number four, Privet Drive, were proud to say that they were perfectly normal, thank you very much." -J.K. Rowling Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone
  8. "Tell me, Muse, of the man of many ways, who was driven far journeys, after he had sacked Troy's sacred citadel." -Homer, The Odyssey
  9. "That fool of a fairy Lucinda did not intend to lay a curse on me." Gail Carson Levine, Ella Enchanted
  10. "The night before he went to London, Richard Mayhew was not enjoying himself." -Neil Gaiman, Neverwhere
  11. "In a hole in the ground there lived a hobbit." -J.R.R. Tolkien, The Hobbit
  12. "Claudia knew that she could never pull off the old-fashioned kind of running away." -E.L. Konigsburg, From the Mixed-Up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler
  13. "It is the first day of November and so, today, someone will die." -Maggie Stiefvater, The Scorpio Races
  14. "The family of Dashwood had been long settled in Sussex." -Jane Austen, Sense and Sensibility
  15. "I like to imagine there were more of us in the beginning." -Samantha Shannon, The Bone Season