First Lines Friday

Again, my reading life is leading nowhere. I have no scheduled releases that have to be read this second and so I’m floating around not knowing what to do next. And because this Weekday Meme will maybe – and hopefully – help me to find THE ONE book I want to read right now, I thought why not do that! I’ll copy the first paragraph of a book without revealing the title, then state my opinion and in the end reveal the title!

I’m on the toilet at the 9:30 Club, and I’m wondering how mermaids pee. This isn’t random. There’s a mermaid Barbie attached to the door of the bathroom here. Which is a pretty odd choice for a bathroom mascot. If that’s even a thing. Bathroom mascots. But the door opens and, letting in a burst of music from the club. This isn’t a bathroom you can enter discreetly. A stall door clicks shut just as I’m opening mine. I step out.

Random first paragraph, but why not? And how exactly do mermaids pee? That’s a question unanswered so far. Anyways, I actually started reading this book two years ago but ended shortly after starting. Not because of the start. I actually like the start. I like that it starts with a random question that, when you really think about it, has always wondered you too, now that you think about it. This great first question can directly lead into a scene where something is happening, not a scene describing someone’s day or view of life for hours which I don’t often appreciate.

There really isn’t much more to analyze as this paragraph only features my beloved random yet smart and scientific question and the fact that it starts with an action packed scene, which I also like.

Without writing more without any actual meaning or necessity, here’s the book:

The Upside of Unrequited by Becky Albertalli! I know everyone is a bigger fan of Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda and I guess I should read that as well, I already have this book at home and I think after two years I’m more ready to read this. I’m not a fan of this genre of contemporary fiction, but there are some points when I enjoy a trashy read, no offense. The thing is, I can read one book like this, but then I have to bury myself in action-packed fantasy with intrigues, politics and fighting.

I feel like I’m off topic, so back to the first lines. I’m a fan, so I think I’ll give this book another chance with two more years of reading experience and general wisdom, haha.

Tell me, did you like the first lines or the book in general? I hope you enjoyed this tiny post and have a great weekend!

Author: Blogger Books

I'm a huge fan of Draco Malfoy, I love scones and tea time, I don't like horror movies and obviously I'm a huge book nerd.

5 thoughts on “First Lines Friday”

  1. I haven’t read anything by this author because the genre isn’t usually my thing either. This paragraph is definitely intriguing though and a pretty good hook.

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    1. Me neither! I don’t read romance or contemporary, I can’t even read two contemporary after another because at some point I freak out, but sometimes between all those fantasy series, I read one to calm down haha! But I haven’t read anything by this author either!

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