First Lines Friday 11/8

Happy Friday ya’lllll. It’s that’s time again.

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?  If you want to make your own post, feel free to use or edit the banner above, and follow the rules below:

  • 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!

If you’re using Twitter, don’t forget to use #FirstLinesFridays!

George Masrell’s house went up in flames at 2:59 a.m. on a frost tipped October morning. Masrell was eighty, lived alone on the northeast side of town, and spent his days cleaning the bathrooms at Addamsville High. He was liked in the way outdoor art installations are liked: for his quirks and his reliable permanence.

His permanence ended while Addamsville slept.

CAN YOU GUESS THE BOOK??

This is the song that never ends
It just goes round and round my friends
some people started singing it not knowing what it was
and we continue singing it forever just because
This is the song that never ends
it just goes round and round my friends
some people started singing it not knowing what it was
and we continue singing it forever just because
this is the song that never ends
it just goes round and round my friends
some people started singing it not knowing what it was
and we continue singing it forever just because

Now Entering Addamsville by Francesca Zappia

Zora Novak has been framed.

When someone burns down the home of the school janitor and he dies in the blaze, everyone in Addamsville, Indiana, points a finger at Zora. Never mind that Zora has been on the straight and narrow since her father was thrown in jail. With everyone looking for evidence against her, her only choice is to uncover the identity of the real killer. There’s one big problem—Zora has no leads. No one does. Addamsville has a history of tragedy, and thirty years ago a similar string of fires left several townspeople dead. The arsonist was never caught.

Now, Zora must team up with her cousin Artemis—an annoying self-proclaimed Addamsville historian—to clear her name. But with a popular ghost-hunting television show riling up the townspeople, almost no support from her family and friends, and rumors spinning out of control, things aren’t looking good. Zora will have to read between the lines of Addamsville’s ghost stories before she becomes one herself.

I know what you’re all thinking…and yes, THE CREEPINESS NEVER ENDS WITH ME. AHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA.

Have any of you read this??? I think it’s on my next to be read.

Thanks for joining me for another first lines Friday!

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