First Lines Fridays is a weekly feature for book lovers hosted by Wandering Words. What if instead of judging a book by its cover, its author or its prestige, we judged it by its opening lines?
- Pick a book off your shelf (it could be your current read or on your TBR) and open to the first page
- Copy the first few lines, but don’t give anything else about the book away just yet – you need to hook the reader first
- Finally… reveal the book!
Georgie was pregnant. Not just pregnant, hugely pregnant – if she were to get into the delivery room and find a second baby playing hide and seek in there I wouldn’t have been remotely surprised. Just to add to her discomfort, it was one of those sticky London days where the sun glowers from behind the cloud cover, giving the city a mushroom-soup kind of feel. She was flopped out on the red sofa in my office, pink and swollen feet released from her flat sandals, taking a long glug from a bottle of water.
Hint : Are you comfortable yet?