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!
Copy and paste the text and banner (or make your own!) above for your own First Lines Fridays posts.
Mira was hiding in the ladies’ room. She called it that, even though someone had scratched out the word ladies’ in the sign on the door, and written women’s underneath. She called it that out of thirty-eight years of habit, and until she saw the cross-out on the door, had never thought about it.
Curious? Read on to find out which book this extract is from…
The Women’s Room by Marilyn French
(Oddly, my paperback copy had no blurb, but I managed to find one from elsewhere)
The bestselling feminist novel that awakened both women and men, The Women’s Room follows the transformation of Mira Ward and her circle as the women’s movement begins to have an impact on their lives.
Have you read this book? Have you ever chosen to read a book based purely on an extract? Share your experiences!
Also, if you want to try First Lines Fridays yourself, comment your book teasers below, or just pingback if you write your own post, so I can check it out!