Happy Friday bookish people! and welcome to my new Friday segments!
It feels good to be back this week, I wasn’t able to post on Monday and Wednesday this week like I usually would because there has been so much going on, including: a trip to A and E because my boyfriend slipped on a bottle and injured his wrist and ankle and… I found out I got onto the Creative Writing PhD course that I wanted. Now starts three years of hard but rewarding work.
Anyway, back to the exciting, new Friday segments. I was talking to a friend and we were laughing about how sentences from different books can create all new sentences and that gave me the idea for this segment. I will take two books and put together their first and last sentences to see what I get, whether it works or whether it doesn’t!
I would love to hear from you all what happens when you put together the first and last sentences of some of your books, let me know some down in the comments!
I also have some thoughts of maybe turning this into a giveaway once a month or something like that so let me know what you think of that idea down in the comments too!
Last week on my Instagram – @the_blind_scribe – I asked everyone for two numbers between 1 and 405 and today I am going to show you the first five sets of first and last sentences from books chosen by the numbers I was given.
The / is where the two different sentences are split.
Up first is…
One Of Us Is Next by Karen M McManus and The Starless Sea by Erin Morgenstern
which gives us… My sister thinks I’m a slacker/Far above the stars are watching delighted.
This actually works! It’s not the clearest sentence but it does work which is great considering how different the two books that created it are.
The second one is…
A Heart So Fierce and Broken by Brigid Kemmerer and Girl, Missing by Sophie McKenzie
which gives us… I miss knowing exactly what time it is/Girl found.
So, this one doesn’t work together which is a shame but of course, they won’t all work together but I’m still going to put them on here.
Six Tudor Queens Kathryn Howard by Alison Weir and The Midnight Lie by Marie Rutkoski
Which gives us.. Kathryn was seven when her Mother died/ “I am a God” I tell them “and I am your Queen”.
This could work.. with a few tweaks such as changing the tense in the sentence so they are both the same which would give us – Kathryn was seven when her Mother died and “I am a God” she tells them “and I am your Queen” which would work much nicer.
The fourth one is…
Legendborn by Tracey Deonn and One Dark Throne by Kendare Blake
Which gives us… The police officer’s body goes blurry and then sharp again/there is only the sea, clear and sparkling
Like the last one, this one almost works – if the ‘and then sharp again’ part was taken out it would work much better.
Finally for today’s episode of Friday First and Lasts…
Optimists Die First by Susin Nielson and Pride and Premeditation by Tirzah Price
Which gives us… The first time I saw the bionic man I was covered in sparkles/they brought us together
This one works strangely well. It alludes to the characters being brought together by those sparkles and that sounds like a lovely thing to me.
So, that’s it for the first episode of this new segment. As I said above, comment down below with what you thought of it, any great ones you come across in your books and what you think of he giveaway idea and I’ll be back next week with some more!