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Second Annual Book Buying Ban Time

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Hello! Today’s post will detail on the book buying ban I have placed myself on.

Last year, around September or so, I made a post called ‘My brain told me I have enough books‘, where I talked about going to a library sale and not having the urge to buy a single book. Shortly after, I placed myself on a ban that lasted from then until after Christmas. And it actually worked – aside from the one book I mentioned in the post that I planned on buying that October, I bought 0 books the rest of 2017.

Well, I just went to Half Price Book’s clearance sale, and I’ve decided to make this ban an annual thing because holy cow did I get some books. This time, I’m starting now, in August. As you read this, I’m in Chicago. I might visit a book store there and buy a book. I don’t know. I might. But after this trip, I’m placing myself again on this ban. Again, I have an October exception: Wotakoi volume 3 and The Monster Baru Cormorant. These two books, I am buying.

And that is all. Between Now and Christmas, I will get nothing else.

Keep in mind, this book buying bonanza I just finished at the clearance sale still needs to be hauled, so I will have one more haul post and the end of September, but they will all be books purchased today or earlier. And the two books I plan on getting in October will be hauled at the end of December. Unless I get books as Christmas gifts, those two books will be the only ones in the haul.

I know I can do this, as I’ve done it before. And man, it does wonders for my TBR. (And lemme tell ya, walking into a bookstore on January 1st after not buying books for four months is heaven)

Wish me luck! If you plan on doing a full or partial ban anytime soon, tell me about it!

Happy reading!

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Posted by on 08/05/2018 in Books, Coffee Time

 

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The Hopeful Book Tag

Book Tag

Hello! A tag today. I’m doing the Hopeful Book Tag. I wasn’t tagged by anyone, but I figured it’d be fun. The original tag can be found here.


1. A book world you would like to escape to.

I feel like Harry Potter is too obvious. So, I’m going with the world of My Hero Academia. I realize that it’s full of villains, but it’s also full of heroes. It’d be so cool to go to Hero School, man.

2. A romance that left you all mushy inside.

Woo, yet another opportunity to talk about Wotakoi! ๐Ÿ˜€ This is my current fave. It’s so cute and pure and fluffy.

Wotakoi: Love is Hard for Otaku, Vol 1 (Otakoi: Otaku Can't Fall in Love?!)

3. A friendship we should all aspire to have.

I feel like the friendship between The Fool and FitzChivalry Farseer in Robin Hobb’s Realm of the Elderlings world is wonderful, even if I wish it had a different dynamic. I love reading about these two together. It’s such a joy (except when Fitz is being a ding dong, but y’know)

Fool's Fate (Tawny Man, #3)

4. Intermission! Insert the cutest picture of your pet or the cutest animal picture you can find.

This is Nina. She’s something.

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5. A character in a leadership role that inspires you.

I’m going to have to go with All Might, again from My Hero Academia. I absolutely adore this series and adore this character. He’s just too much and I wanna hug him.

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6. Recommend three (3) books that fill you with hope.

V for Vendetta, Ella Enchanted and Ship of Destiny. All three end leaving the reader with the feeling of ‘things could get better now’ or ‘thing have gotten better’, depending on the book.

V for VendettaElla EnchantedShip of Destiny (Liveship Traders, #3)

7. (Optional) Tag people

I’m gonna tag Ace, Orangutan Librarian, Zezee, MetalPhantasmReads, Dragons and Zombies, and Jenna Bookish! If you’ve done this, link me it so I can read! If you haven’t, DO IT PEER PRESSURE.


Happy reading!

 
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Posted by on 08/04/2018 in Book Tag, Books

 

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Unforgettable Bookish Memories Tag

Book Tag

Another tag today! It’s been a while since I’ve done any before this past Sunday, so I figured doing two in a row was ok. Wasn’t actually tagged, just think it’s neato. I saw it over on Aurora Librialis’s page ๐Ÿ˜€


1. The first book you ever read (or was read to you)

I couldn’t tell you the first book that was read to me. Maybe a Little Golden book? Maybe The Very Hungry Caterpillar? Maybe a book about rocks? (Dad is weird) I have no idea.

The first book I remember reading on my own, like actually reading and not just looking at the pictures were the The Busytown books by Richard Scarry.

 

 

2. The first book you ever bought with your own money?

Inkheart (Inkworld, #1)I think that would be the first Inkheart book by Cornelia Funke. I was lucky enough as a kid to have two booky parents and a booky grandmother who loved getting me books, so I didn’t end up buying one of my own until I was about 12.

 

 

 

 

 

3. A book you stayed up all night reading?

Is it bad that I’ve ever actually done this? As a reader I feel like I’m betraying someone by saying it.

4. What book or series will you never forget?

I Choose You (Pokemon Chapter Book, #1)The pokemon series most likely – there was a series of kids novels that came out as part of the franchise when I was nine or ten, and I got them all and would read and reread them over again. They were all I ever bought in those book order things that used to around at school – you know, the ones where you’d get almost a magazine of books and you’d order from them? Those, I only got pokemon and I Spy books, hahaha.

 

 

 

5. A book you frequently think about?

InuYasha: Turning Back Time (InuYasha, #1)Inuyasha by Rumiko Takahashi. I think it’s because I watched and read it at such an impressionable time in my life. I first picked it up when I was 14 years old, and honestly this past year did I only just ‘finish’ it by watching the finale series. (I read the ending of the manga years ago, but forgot the content). This series is my fandom – this is the one where I’d go look up art and fanfiction and all that jazz. It’s nostaglic for me.

 

 

 

6. A scene that has haunted you for years after reading it

I know it’s a running joke on the internet at this point but when I first read this scene, it seriously messed with me.

7. An unforgettable character

I’m going with Vegeta from Dragon Ball Z (and Super). He’s one of my favorite characters all-time. His development arc is just fantastic.

8. A book that changed your opinion about something

Easy (Contours of the Heart, #1)Easy by Tammara Webber changed my mind about new adult fiction. I had read a few before this one and none really… clicked. I’m not a fan of the borderline unhealthy or actually unhealthy relationship dynamics found in many books, but this one was a breath of fresh air. Also, if you know any other that fit in this category, do tell me.

 

 

 

 

9. Share another random bookish memory

My grandma, when she was alive, would come sleep over when I was little. She would stay on the couch and I remember her laying there for hours on end surrounded by blankets, during the day, just reading. Reading and reading – she’d always bring books with her. When she wasn’t reading her own books, she’d read to my sister and I. I miss her a lot. It’s weird to think that I’ve lived more of my life without her in it than I did with her at this point.

This is her. (I’m the kid on the right)

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And that’s it! This photo above is one of my favorites – I don’t have too many of my grandma and even fewer where we’re doing something together. What are your bookish memories? Do you have any photos?

Happy reading!

 
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Posted by on 07/10/2018 in Book Tag, Books

 

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20 Questions Tag

Book Tag

Hello, a tag today! I saw this tag over on The Orangutan Librarian’s blog and thought it’d be fun (and I was pseudo-tagged. Taking that ‘and anyone who wants to do it’ literally, pbtbt).

1. How many books is too many books in a series?

I feel like this is a difficult question… it really depends on how big the world is. If there’s room for more story line without it becoming repetitive or confusing, go for it. I’m a-ok with long series as long as they stay interesting.

2. How do you feel about cliffhangers?

Well, they make me more likely to read the next book, so I guess my answer would be ‘good’?

3. Hardback or paperback?

For actual reading, paperback. For ‘look at my shelves, they’re so pretty’, hard back.

4. Favorite book?

Whoever wrote this question is insane. I’m just gonna screenshot my favorites shelf on goodreads, okay?

5. Least favorite book?

RumbleThis one is a bit easier to pick out. Rumble by Ellen Hopkins – 1/5 stars, not for me. I wrote a rant review on it, too.

 

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6. Love triangles: Yes or no?

In general, no. But I’ve read a couple that aren’t awful – it takes a lot of skill though.

7. The most recent book you just couldn’t finish?

WeaveworldThat would be Clive Barker’s Weaveworld, lent to me by my mother. Sorry Mom, I know this is one of your favorites, but I just couldn’t handle it.

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8. A book you’re currently reading?Twelve Kings in Sharakhai (The Song of the Shattered Sands #1)

The one I’m most actively reading right now is Twelve Kings in Sharakhai by Bradley P Beaulieu. It’s alright so far – it’s a bit difficult to binge though, which is making it tough to finish in time for the end of the Tome Topple Readathon currently going on.

9. The last book you recommended to someone?

Wotakoi: Love is Hard for Otaku, Vol 1 (Otakoi: Otaku Can't Fall in Love?!)Oh gosh, I don’t know. I’ve been trying to get my husband to pick up Wotakoi, does that count? It has to count.

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10. Oldest book you’ve read by publication date?The Iliad

Same as Orangutan Librarian’s answer, The Iliad by Homer. Goodreads says it came out around 750 BC.

11. Newest book you’ve read by publication date?

Wotakoi: Love is Hard for Otaku, Vol 2 (Otakoi: Otaku Can't Fall in Love?!)Wotakoi volume 2 by Fujita, published in English on May 31st of this year. This series is my latest obsession. I love the manga, I love the anime… I just love it. A blabber will be coming for it at some point.

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12. Favorite author?

Another difficult question. Top few are: Robin Hobb, Naomi Novik, Alan Campbell, Seth Dickinson and C. S. Pacat

13. Buying books or borrowing books?

For me personally, I prefer to buy, but that’s only because I have the financial means to. When I was younger, the library was my bestie, and I’ll still occassionally get stuff from there, though it makes me feel guilty about all the unread books that I already own.

14. A book that you dislike that everyone else seems to love?The Hobbit

The Hobbit by J. R. R. Tolkien. I didn’t hate this book persay, but apparently I missed the magic that everyone else is enchanted by. I gave it 2.5 stars, where the average is 4.25.

15. Bookmarks or Dog-Ears?

Bookmarks. Dog ear my pages and I’ll rip you a new one.

16. A book you can always reread?Ella Enchanted

I’m going to pass on obvious ‘Harry Potter’ answer and say Ella Enchanted by Gail Carson Levine. I’ve lost count of how many times I’ve read this book – I used to rent it from the library over and over again. I’m about due for a reread too.

17. Can you read while hearing music?

Yes I can! I’d prefer it to be instrumental, but I can read during lyric music as well. I just usually choose not to.

18. One or multiple POVs?

No preference, as long as it’s done well.

19. Do you read a book in one sitting or over multiple days?

Multiple days, usually. I rarely get eight hours in a row to dedicate to a 400 page book anymore. It’s been done, just not in a while.

20. A book you’ve read because of the cover?The Fold

The Fold by Peter Clines, and it actually ended up making it to my favorites list, too. I rarely cover-buy, but when I do, I tend to actually end up really liking the book. ๐Ÿ˜€

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And that’s it! I tag Ace, Zezee, Mai, Rylan Sato, Dragonsandzombies, MetalPhantasmReads, Pages below the Vaulted Sky, Jeroen Admiraal and Auroralibrialis to do this tag!

If you’ve already done it, link me it please. If not, PEER PRESSURE DO IT.

Happy reading!

 
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Posted by on 07/08/2018 in Book Tag, Books, Uncategorized

 

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Spring Book Haul | #23

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Happy almost-July! If you’ve been following my blog at all over the past six months, one of my New Year’s Resolutions was to keep my book hauls limited to once a season instead of once a month. That means keep my book buying limited to 6-8 books per season instead of per month. So, I’m doing pretty good with that, though I did go over 8 by a tad this month. I intend to put myself on a ban come October or November for Christmas reasons, so I’m not beating myself up too much over it.

Anyways, to the books!

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The above is all of the books I’ve purchased, minus one, which will be in a photo below. I forgot about it when I took this photo, which really… it says a lot. ._.

But a book shown above and not in the photos below because again, forgot, is A Court of Frost and Starlight by Sarah J Maas. This particular book purchase was a bit of a peak for me as far as me realizing how truly obsessed I am with collecting books to my person. I was in Barnes and Noble, in line to buy three other books, and I purchased this book in amazon while I waited to get to the cashier. Really. I’ve already read it, wrote a blabber on it, and found it to be just okay.

 

Death Note vols 10-12 by Tsugumi Ohba – These were re-purchases for me, and as I’ve already read them, are not part of my ever-intimidating TBR (these books are what put me over the 8, so I’m ok with it). These books are the culmination of a ten-year-long feud I’ve had with a person who was totally unaware of it. I made a post about it, too.

The Fifth Season by N. K. Jemison and A Time of Dread and Malice, both by John Gwynne – These purchases were the three I was in line to buy at BN when I purchased the Maas book via amazon. They were having a 50% off fantasy sale and these three were on the table of options. I couldn’t not get them!

 

The Poppy War by R. F. Kuang – This one I picked up without knowing too much about it beforehand, aside from reading the synopsis. I first heard of the book when I saw on twitter someone retweeting the author, who had written a blog entry entitled ‘On the necessity of brutality: why I went there‘ as a response to the criticism she had received for the content of this book. Reading that post alone made me want to buy it, so I did. I feel like I’m going to really love this one. If you wanna buddy read it, do let me know!

Curse of Strahd by Christopher Perkins – This is the one not pictured in the top image because I am a ding dong. Guess who’s gonna try to be a Dungeon Master! Time’s up, it’s me. I’ve been slowly going through this book and a few other DnD books in preparation for my own campaign. I’m hoping I take to being a DM. Currently, the only one in our group who knows how is my husband, who stated he misses playing as a character. So I’m hopefully going to give him the chance to do that.

Deathless by Catherynne M. Valente – I’ve had my eye on this book for ages. It popped up on a recommended reading list for ‘if you liked Uprooted, you’ll like this’. I haven’t the foggiest where I found that list though, so sorry, no link. Might have even been Goodreads, I have no clue. Am v. excited for this, though.

 

Nod by Adrian Barnes and Dragon Keeper by Robin Hobb – both of these were purchased when I took my dad out to get him some books for Father’s Day. I couldn’t not get myself some things. The first, I was recommended by a friend. The second will be a buddy read with Zezee when we continue our trek through the Realm of the Elderlings books within the next month or two.

Howl’s Moving Castle by Diana Wynne Jones – I didn’t know that Miyazaki’s movie was based on a book! So considered I loved the film, I’m hoping I’ll love the book as well.


And that’s it! I’m hoping to do fewer than 8 books these next three months, and next to nothing the last three, aside from Christmas gifts received. Gotta knock that TBR down to a reasonable amount. Wish me luck! If you’ve read any of the above or plan to read them, let me know!

 
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Posted by on 06/24/2018 in Book Haul, Books

 

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2018 Anticipated Releases | July-December

Anticipated Releases

Happy Half-Way-Through-2018! (obligitory ‘what no how did time happen it went so fast blah de blah’). One day the space-time continuum will knock it off and then we’ll be fine.

This is a continuation of a post I made back in January, which covered releases from January through June. I figured it’d be easier with release dates and yada yada.

Like last time, I can’t really say much about the books aside from ‘I’m excited for them’ so these will contain mostly release dates, synopses, and maybe a little bit of me foaming at the mouth.


Spinning Silver by Naomi Novik

Spinning SilverAnticipated release date: July 10th

Goodreads synopsis: Miryem is the daughter and granddaughter of moneylenders… but her father isn’t a very good one. Free to lend and reluctant to collect, he has loaned out most of his wife’s dowry and left the family on the edge of poverty–until Miryem steps in. Hardening her heart against her fellow villagers’ pleas, she sets out to collect what is owed–and finds herself more than up to the task. When her grandfather loans her a pouch of silver pennies, she brings it back full of gold.

But having the reputation of being able to change silver to gold can be more trouble than it’s worth–especially when her fate becomes tangled with the cold creatures that haunt the wood, and whose king has learned of her reputation and wants to exploit it for reasons Miryem cannot understand.


Everything I’ve ever read by Naomi Novik, I’ve loved. I’m currently rereading her Temeraire series and Uprooted was one of my faves last year or two years ago. Am v. excited.

Rejoice, A Knife to the Heart by Steven Erikson

Rejoice, A Knife to the HeartAnticipated Release Date: October something-th

Goodreads synopsis: Rejoice, A Knife to the Heart tells the story of the Intervention, which begins when Samantha August, science fiction writer, disappears into a beam of light, apparently from a UFO, while walking along a busy street in Victoria, Canada. While footage of the incident โ€“ captured on smartphones โ€“ goes viral, Samantha wakes up in a small room, where she is greeted by the voice of Adam, who explains that they are in orbit and he is AI communicant of the Intervention Delegation, a triumvirate of alien civilisations seeking to ensure the continuing evolution of Earth as a viable biome. Thus begins an astonishing, provocative, beautifully written and startlingly visionary novel of First Contact.


So, Malazan is on my list of things to read, but it’s intimidating. I figure starting with another of the author’s books might uh… acclimatize me.

Dungeons and Dragons Art and Arcana: A Visual History by Michael Witwer, Kyle Newman, Jon Peterson, Sam Witwer

Dungeons and Dragons Art and Arcana: A Visual HistoryAnticipated Release Date: October 23rd

Goodreads synopsis: Dungeons and Dragons is the most iconic and pervasive gaming franchise in the world. It is a seminal RPG (role-playing game) and the inspiration for video games like World of Warcraft and Zelda, fantasy art, and countless other facets of “geek culture.” This officially licensed illustrated history provides an unprecedented look at the visual evolution of the game, showing its continued influence on the worlds of pop culture and fantasy. It features more than 700 pieces of artwork–from each edition of the game’s core books, supplements, and modules; decades of Dragon and Dungeon magazines; classic advertisements and merchandise; and never-before-seen sketches, large-format canvases, rare photographs, one-of-a-kind drafts, and more from the now-famous designers and artists associated with the game. The superstar author team gained unparalleled access to the archives of Wizards of the Coast and the personal collections of top collectors, as well as the designers and illustrators who created the distinctive characters, concepts, and visuals that have defined fantasy art and gameplay for generations. This is the most comprehensive collection of D&D imagery ever assembled, making this the ultimate collectible for the game’s millions of fans around the world.


I AM SO PUMPED FOR THIS BOOK, MAN. UGH.

The Monster Baru Cormorant by Seth Dickinson

The Monster Baru Cormorant (Baru Cormorant, #2)Anticipated Release Date: October 30th

As this is a sequel, here is the Goodreads synopsis to the first book in the series: Tomorrow, on the beach, Baru Cormorant will look up from the sand of her home and see red sails on the horizon.

The Empire of Masks is coming, armed with coin and ink, doctrine and compass, soap and lies. They’ll conquer Baruโ€™s island, rewrite her culture, criminalize her customs, and dispose of one of her fathers. But Baru is patient. She’ll swallow her hate, prove her talent, and join the Masquerade. She will learn the secrets of empire. Sheโ€™ll be exactly what they need. And she’ll claw her way high enough up the rungs of power to set her people free.

In a final test of her loyalty, the Masquerade will send Baru to bring order to distant Aurdwynn, a snakepit of rebels, informants, and seditious dukes. Aurdwynn kills everyone who tries to rule it. To survive, Baru will need to untangle this landโ€™s intricate web of treachery – and conceal her attraction to the dangerously fascinating Duchess Tain Hu.

But Baru is a savant in games of power, as ruthless in her tactics as she is fixated on her goals. In the calculus of her schemes, all ledgers must be balanced, and the price of liberation paid in full.


This is my absolute number one anticipated book. I am dying for it.

I NEED IT.

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And that’s it! I decided to do a bit different than the last post – I posted the books I’m absolutely certain I will purchase. Many of the ones from the Jan-June list are still unread and unpurchased both. So these are the top of the top, man.

So! What are you looking forward to this year and why is it The Monster Baru Cormorant? Also, I mean, other books too. Happy reading!

 
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Posted by on 06/23/2018 in Books

 

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Coffee time: On the impact of a good first sentence

Coffee Time

Hello! Today’s coffee time post is about how much a first sentence can suck you into a book.

First sentences aren’t the end all be all of how much I’m going to like a book. It can be absolutely plain and I’ll still end up giving a book five stars. But man, when a book has a good first line, I know the rest of it is going to be just as good. There is only one book in the examples I’m going to give where I loved the first line and ended up not caring for the book.

But I will tell you one thing: whether or not I liked the book, if a first sentence is good, I tend to remember it. It sticks with me.

What qualifies as ‘good’?

To me, the number one indicator of a good first line is frisson. The definition of frisson is ‘a sudden strong feeling of excitement, fear, or thrill’. So, essentially the chill or that shiver you get when you read a sentence. The one that makes you catch your breath or go ‘ooooh’. I’m sure as avid readers you’ve all come across something in your books that have caused you to experience frisson.

And the best part is, frisson is obviously completely subjective, so the sentences I’m going to list caused it for me, but they might not do so for you, whether it be lack of context or the words just not doin’ it for you. Either way, I hope you find the examples I give at least intriguing if not frisson…ing.

‘Mr. and Mrs. Dursley, of number four, Privet Drive, were proud to say that they were perfectly normal, thank you very much.’

Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone (Harry Potter, #1)This first one is obviously from Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone and when I first read the book back in 4th grade, honestly this sentence was just a sentence. But now when I go back to reread the series for the umpteenth time, this sentence really hits me. Maybe it’s because now I know the significance of it. Maybe it’s because I know what adventures are to come. Maybe it’s because it sends me back to being nine years old and reading this for the first time.

Regardless of the actual reason, every time I’ve ever read Harry Potter, which is probably in the twenties at this point honestly, this sentence gets me so pumped for it. Actually, I started writing this, copied down that sentence above, and it made me feel so nostalgic that I’m now playing the first movie in the background as I write. Yer a wizard, Harry.

If there’s no frisson involved, a good first sentence should basically catch the reader off guard, make them laugh, or stick them right in the middle of something action-y or spooky. It should be something that lets the reader know right away that something is happening.

‘It was a bright cold day in April, and the clocks were striking thirteen.’

1984

The above sentence is from 1984, and it lets the reader know that the book is going to be just a bit… off. Just a bit disconcerting. It’s going to leave them with an uncertain and uncomfortable feeling. Depending on your country of origin and your current political situation, it may even speak to you in a way that is a bit too close to home.

I first read 1984 back in 2006 when I was sixteen and I feel like I need to reread it to fully appreciate it. At the time, it wasn’t my favorite. I feel that a reread now that would have me enjoying.. well, ‘enjoying’ the book a lot more. I feel like it’d be hard to read it and not think ‘oh great, I’ve found the cheeto’s manifesto’.

‘I’m pretty much fucked.’

The MartianThis cheerful and optimistic line is the first in The Martian by Andy Weir. Going into this, I had heard it was a funny sci-fi, but I didn’t really grasp the extend of how ridiculous it was going to be until I actually cracked it open and read that first line. Well, listened. Audiobook. ๐Ÿ˜›

The remaining two examples both come from some of my all-time favorite books. Both, upon first reading them, gave me frisson. Both, when finishing the book and going back to look at the first sentence, had even more significance. Both of the following books I consider to be masterpieces.

‘The monster showed up just after midnight. As they do.’

A Monster CallsThis one is technically two sentences so it might(?) be cheating? But you need both to get the impact. This line is from A Monster Calls by Patrick Ness. If you haven’t read this, I very much recommend it. This book has stayed with me since I first read it and I’m about due for a reread I think. This first line sets the tone of the book. The tone of inevitability, the tone of ‘this is how it is’. The theme lasts throughout the book and makes it one of the best I’ve ever read.

‘A Promise. This is the truth. You will know it because it hurts.

The Traitor Baru Cormorant (Baru Cormorant #1)This is my favorite opening line. This is the one where I read it, went ‘someone’s trying to be dramatic’, read the book… had my heart destroyed, went back and reread this line and went ‘fuuuuuuck‘. This line seems innocent enough at first, but after the events of the book, it holds so much more significance. It rips your heart out all over again, knowing this was said and then the events of the book followed. I loved this book, and its opening line makes it resonate so much more.

The line is from The Traitor Baru Cormorant by Seth Dickinson, which was one of my favorite books last year and will likely be a favorite for a long while. The second one comes out this October and already I’ve seen people getting advanced reader copies of it. I am so envious. You bet your butt I’m getting it on the day it comes out.


So, which books have you read where the first line really struck you? I know there are more. Honestly I had above five more titles I wanted to mention, but I figured this post shouldn’t get too long. If you loved the first sentence, did you also love the book? Have you ever read a first sentence and just said ‘nope’?

Happy reading!

 
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Posted by on 06/16/2018 in Books, Coffee Time

 

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