First line Friday is a weekly meme hosted by Wandering Words. The premise is all around judging a book by its first sentence rather than its cover. Simply choose a book from your TBR or one you’re currently reading and copy the first line(s), just enough to try and hook the reader, then reveal the book you’ve chosen.
“Christmas is the pine-scented, tinsel-strewn timeout where, like it or not, everything just….stops.”
I’ve gone for a Christmassy book as personally the first sighting of festive drinks on the coffee shop menu have me in the mood for twinkly lights and too much gingerbread. However, from the first line my impression is that the author is in a much less festive mood than I am, even though I do agree that December does send people in slightly strange moods, maybe its all the syrupy coffees.
Twas The NightShift Before Christmas∆ by Adam Kay
The festive follow up to This Is Going to Hurt I’ve got a feeling this will be in many a Christmas stocking this year, I’m planning on reading this in a couple of weeks and making a review it one of my first Christmassy blog posts. At under 200 pages I’m hoping I’m not going to be disappointed by lack of content and I’m crossing my fingers that its just as funny and poignant as the first.
What are your thoughts to themed sequels? Am I too early to be sneaking in a Christmas themed post?