First Lines Friday – 8th March 2019

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Welcome to my “First Lines Fridays” this is a weekly meme, that I first saw on Jill’s Book Blog and which is originally hosted by Wondering Words.

Rules:

  1. Choose a book from your shelves/current read
  2. Open the book to the first page
  3. Copy the first line on the page, making sure you don’t give away the book title
  4. Reveal the book.

FIRST LINES:

“WHEN PEOPLE ASK ME what I do – taxi drivers, dental hygienists – I tell them I work in an office. I almost nine years, no one’s ever asked what kind of office, or what sort of job I do there.

 

Do you recognise which book these lines come from?

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This weeks book is… Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine by Gail Honeyman

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Synopsis/Blurb (taken from Goodreads):

No one’s ever told Eleanor that life should be better than fine.

Meet Eleanor Oliphant: She struggles with appropriate social skills and tends to say exactly what she’s thinking. Nothing is missing in her carefully timetabled life of avoiding social interactions, where weekends are punctuated by frozen pizza, vodka, and phone chats with Mummy.

But everything changes when Eleanor meets Raymond, the bumbling and deeply unhygienic IT guy from her office. When she and Raymond together save Sammy, an elderly gentleman who has fallen on the sidewalk, the three become the kinds of friends who rescue one another from the lives of isolation they have each been living. And it is Raymond’s big heart that will ultimately help Eleanor find the way to repair her own profoundly damaged one.

Soon to be a major motion picture produced by Reese Witherspoon, Eleanor Oliphant Is Completely Fine is the smart, warm, and uplifting story of an out-of-the-ordinary heroine whose deadpan weirdness and unconscious wit make for an irresistible journey as she realizes. . .

The only way to survive is to open your heart.

Have you read this book? How did you find it? Let me know down below.

 


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2 comments

  1. This book seems to be everywhere, except one place, my shelf! Ahahahaha can you believe that! No idea why. Maybe because it has been getting too much attention and it kinda puts me off. Like Harry Potter lol Oh well who knows I might get to it one day! 😅

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    • I put off buying this book until I saw a beautiful limited edition signed copy at my local bookshop (Waterstones). I only got around to reading it as it was our book club read for January otherwise it would have been still waiting on my shelf.

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