At last--my wait is over! I don't like time to pass too quickly, but I do look forward to this special meme all year long. Created by Melwyk from The Indextrious Reader, A Year in First Lines is a once-a-year, end-of-year meme, that creates a personal collage of your year in reading and writing. Simply stated, the idea of this meme is "to take the first line of each month's first post over the past year and see what it tells you about your blogging year". It's a lot of fun, and I encourage other book bloggers to try it. As a reader, you'll recall and think about some of the books that you read over the past year (which is valuable when you read a lot of books). As a writer, you'll note the strength of your opening sentences. (Are they good enough to "catch" readers? Do they show variety?) I could go on and on, but since it's an extra busy time of the year, here are my first lines.
Do your bookstacks defy gravity?
When Irish playwright and novelist Dermot Davis contacted me about reading his self-published book, Brain: The Man Who Wrote the Book That Changed the World, w , I knew I wanted to read it.
Did she or didn't she?
Most of you already know what a cozy mystery or "cozy" is, but for those who require a bit of help, it's a mystery that's not too gory or violent.
Although I have never had an eating disorder, I've struggled at various times with weight and appearance issues, like many women.
Which characteristic do you value most in a female protagonist?
When Laura from Italy Book Tours invited me to participate in the tour for The Supreme Macaroni Company by Adriana Trigiani, I was overjoyed.
Author Tanya J. Peterson does not shy away from difficult subjects in her books.
In My Thinning Years: Starving the Gay Within, a memoir by Jon Derek Croteau, published in September of 2014, the author talks a lot about his father, a bully who constantly criticized his wife and three children, Jared, Julie, and Jon.
Is there a term for someone who collects words?
To read beyond these first lines, simply click on the month above them. Not surprisingly, my year in reading and writing was rather eclectic. Thanks for reading, and have a wonderful holiday season!