First Lines Story #1

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FIRST LINES STORY
#1
With books read in January 2019

#firstlinesstory

Throughout the years, I have seen book bloggers having fun with the first sentence of books. At the end of 2018, I tried to write a text combining all the first sentences of the books I had read. Well, with over 70 books, that was a bit too much for my little grey cells.
So I decided to do it for each month.

The rules are simple:
Reorganize the first line [meaning, first grammatical sentence] of each of the books you read during the previous month, in such a way as to create a story. Adjust pronouns etc, as needed.

I read 7 books in January, but one book started with a super long sentence. Even cutting it, I could not fit it in.
So here is my January First Lines Story.
The words in italics have been added to fit. The words in brackets are the original ones n the books.

I address these lines – written in India – to my relatives in England.
It was a windless night and glowing snowflakes fell through the trees deep in the forest.
The old man came out to the garden.
But who was [is] that staring at him [me] through all the stars in heaven and all the creatures on earth?
Walking back to camp through the swamp, he [Sam] wondered whether to tell his father what he had seen.
And he [Val and I] couldn’t wait to get back to France.

CAN YOU IDENTIFY ANY OF THESE 6 FIRST LINES?
I will post the answers on Twitter,
one per day starting tomorrow
#firstlinesstory

FEEL FREE TO JOIN ME IN THIS FUN
and post your link in the comments here below
And join me on 3/6 for your
February #firstlinesstory

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8 thoughts on “First Lines Story #1

    • Good question! I usually translate it in English, for the sake of my readers. Either I pick the official translation if it exists – you can usually see the first line of books on amazon. Or I translate it myself if it’s not available in English

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