First Line (What's the first line of the book you're currently reading)

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Oct 2018
9:13am, 23 Oct 2018
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beebop
In Patagonia, Bruce Chatwin. It’s been years since I read that - memory working for once.
Oct 2018
9:27am, 23 Oct 2018
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Wriggling Snake
Well done. I didn't think anyone would get that.
Oct 2018
1:03pm, 23 Oct 2018
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Sharkie
Have finished Reservoir 13 for the second time now.

2 non fictions on the go:

'It's a still June day on Knepp Castle Estate in West Sussex' (Wilding - Isabella Tree)
and

'I often hear myself and others saying: "There aren't any books telling you how to work with elite athletes.'' (How to Support a Champion - Steve Ingham)

Hard to say what the first line IS with non fiction sometimes what with introductions, prefaces, acknowledgements and quotes.
WA
Oct 2018
9:06pm, 23 Oct 2018
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WA
The first day I did not think it was funny.

Heartburn, Nora Ephron.
Oct 2018
5:27pm, 24 Oct 2018
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Diogenes
“Reverting to the university at forty, one immediately recaptured all the crushing melancholy of the undergraduate condition.”

Anthony Powell, Books Do Furnish A Room
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4:09pm, 29 Jun 2020
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Night-owl
Later, as he sat on his balcony eating the dog, Dr Robert Laing reflected on the unusual events that had taken place within this huge apartment building during the previous 3 months

High Rise, J G Ballard
Jun 2020
4:11pm, 29 Jun 2020
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mrs shanksi
When the doorbell rings at three in the morning, it's never good news.

Stormbreaker by Anthony Horowitz
Aug 2020
9:38pm, 2 Aug 2020
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Silent Runner
Intelligent life on a planet comes of age when it first works out the reason for its own existence.
Aug 2020
10:21pm, 2 Aug 2020
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SusiesueH
There was a scream, and then the loud roar of fire enveloping silken hangings, then a mounting crescendo of shouts of panic that spread from one tent to another as the flames ran too, leaping from one silk standard to another, running up guy ropes and bursting through muslin doors.

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