Thursday, May 18, 2017

First Line Friday - Picture Book Edition


Happy First Line Friday. I am so very excited for the book I am sharing this week, because though it is not about Eleanor of Aquitaine, it is about another Mighty Girl who I absolutely adore.

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Not only do I adore Ruth Bader Ginsburg - or Notorious RBG, as I like to call her - but here is a book that I can use to introduce her to my own Mighty Girl. Here is the first line(S):

"You could say that Ruth Bader Ginsburg's life has been one disagreement after another...Disagreement with creaky old ideas. With unfairness. With inequality. Ruth has disagreed, disapproved, and differed. She has objected. She has resisted. She has dissented. Disagreeable? No. Determined? Yes. This is how Ruth Bader Ginsburg changed her life - and ours."


Notorious RBG, please live forever.

Let me know what you think of this line, and/or leave a line of your own. Then, visit my fellow First-Liners to see what they have this week.


Rachel - Bookworm Mama




Lauraine - Lauraine's Notes

Andi - Radiant Light


Robin - Robin's Nest


Kathleen - Kathleen Denly



Jeanette - CJaneReads


Molly - Molly's Cafinated Reads (Disclaimer: purposeful misspelling)

Happy Reading!
Sarah

38 comments:

  1. Interesting cover and graphics on the first page. She looks like someone you don't want to mess with because you'd lose!

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    1. Right??!! She is my most favorite Supreme Court Justice. We need to clone her, fast! She is the second female justice ever appointed to the highest court here.

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  2. Here’s my first line:
    Garvin Poole slipped out of bed, got his lighter off the fireplace mantel, and walked in his underwear through the dark house to the kitchen, where he took a joint out of a sugar jar, then continued to the garden door. ~Golden Prey by John Sandford

    Dinh @ Arlene's Book Club

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    1. Hi Dinh, thank you for sharing your line this week. Have a great weekend!

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  3. A shiver rippled across Juanita Hoyt’s shoulders, an involuntary spasm induced by the cold metal encircling her wrists.

    Signs of Life by Valerie Banfield

    I like your book choice. RBG is an important person.

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    1. Thank you Andrea. I admire her so much, we need 50 more of her!

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  4. I thought I’d share something different here than the book featured on my blog today. This book is one my son is reading.
    “Betsey Maxwell wearily trailed behind Loren as her brother dodged the muddy puddles, horse manure, and piles of crates in the narrow London street.”
    - The Thieves of Tyburn Square by: Dave & Neta Jackson
    The Trailblazer Books - Bethany House Publisher 1995

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    1. Thank you for sharing, Trisha. Have a great weekend!

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  5. Um...this is where I admit I haven no clue who Ruth Bader Ginsburg is! *blushes*

    I have the first line from Erynn Newman's debut release 'Out of Darkness' on my blog, but here I'm going to share the first line from Johnnie Alexander's latest release, 'What Hope Remembers':

    "The June sun beat on Gabe Kendall's bare head and tapped into his childhood memories of the horse farm."

    Happy Friday!

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    1. happy Friday Katie! No worries on not knowing who she is - you don't live here :) RBG is the second woman named to the Supreme Court and she is amazing.

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  6. I love books like this. We have quite a few kid versions of books in our house. #raisingthemright

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    1. Yes! There are a few more books I found on A Mighty Girl that talk about women in history and there are currently in my shopping cart on Amazon. I want Eleanor to always know that she has many choices for role models, not just Disney Princesses (who we also love).

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  7. Happy Friday! My first line is: “My heart beat as if it was trying to build up speed and erupt from my chest.” From Warfare:Life After Book 2 by Julie Hall. Coming out June 13th.

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    1. Hi Becky, thank you for sharing. Have a wonderful weekend!

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  8. The artwork looks catching! This week I didn't pull together a first line. Been too busy moving rooms to grab a book. ;P

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    1. It's beautiful, isn't it? Have fun moving all those books around :P

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  9. Goodness, I'm with Katie on this one...I don't know who she is either. :( But thank you for always introducing us to bits of history! Happy Friday!

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    1. RBG is the second female ever appointed to the Supreme Court in the US. She is pretty much the coolest, and is not retiring any time soon - thank goodness! Her voice of reason is sorely needed.

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  10. It's a Regency weekend for me. Today I've started reading Carrie Turansky's Edwardian Brides series.

    October 1911
    Berkshire, England

    Julia Foster lifted her gaze to the clear October sky as a lark swooped past.

    The Governess of Highland Hall

    HAPPY FRIDAY and HAPPY READING!

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    1. Happy Reading and Happy Friday to you as well. Thank you for sharing your line this week!

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  11. I remember a bit about her when I homeschooled my girls. I really enjoy the historical tidbits you introduce us to. Have a wonderful weekend!

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    1. Thank you Andie, I am glad my lessons are appreciated :)

      Luckily, RBG is still a sitting judge and I hope she is able to continue as such for many years to come - she is 84!

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  12. This is new to me.

    Here's mine. Judy Hedlund's For Love & Honor: "You have one month to pay the debt," Captain Foxe stated, his tone as rigid as the plate armor he wore.

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    1. Hi CJ, thanks for coming by and sharing your line! RBG is the second female judge ever appointed to the Supreme Court, and quite the formidable opponent.

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  13. Seriously, going to buy this book right now!!! Thank you for sharing it! This is the book I have just started to read; Mrs. Odboddy: Undercover Courier. By Elaine Faber ” Lighting flashed and thunder rattled the windows of Wilkey’s Market where Agnes pushed a little metal cart through the crowded aisle.”
    But I do have another great mystery up today on the blog!

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    1. Glad to share it! She is a fantastic role model and I wish every little girl knew they could grow up to be a Supreme Court Justice.

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  14. This looks like a keeper for sure!! And I love the photo you took from inside the book. Nice to get a sneak peak ��

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    1. It is such a a wonderful book. There are a lot of Mighty Girl books I am collecting for my daughter :)

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  15. I've been having trouble sleeping and was recommended to read before bed. It wasn't helping cause I was reading books that made me think too much so I switched to mindless drivel and ... success! Interestingly enough my first line of yesterday went really well with your Notorious RGB lines. The book is The Bride Thief. A friend left it with me when she moved back home and I'm only a few pages in. About a page a night helps me relax enough to sleep. Thank heavens! "Luckily, Major Wilshire finds neither your advanced age nor your keen intellect overly offputting." Haha. Oh dad! This character's parents are trying to marry off their "over the hill" 26-year-old daughter to a fifty-year-old man who will not stand for her doing science experiments with her bro. Oh my!

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    1. Yes! I have a hard time reading my usual stuff when I am reading in bed, it has to be some silly cozy mystery or something that requires no thinking and no note-taking. Thanks for sharing your line this week, hopefully your new plan helps you sleep <3

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  16. My first line is:
    Once there was a tree… ~The Giving Tree by Shel Silverstein

    I have been reading this book to my kids every night for the last month. They love it!

    Dinh @Arlene's Book Club

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    1. Love love love Shel Silverstein, great choice!!

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  17. Hi Sarah,
    Two weeks ago my first line was from Before We Were Yours by Lisa Wingate, you mentioned wanting to read the non-fiction book about the person. The woman who was responsible for the baby thieving is Georgia Tann and there is a book called The Baby Thief that is about her. Thought I'd let you know. Happy Memorial Day!

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    1. Yes! Thank you, I just went and found it on Goodreads. Our library here carries it but just my luck, it is out now so I put it on reserve. Thanks again, hope you have a wonderful weekend!

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  18. The euphoria of winning a hard case vied in her thoughts with wondering what came next as Haden McCarthy left the Alexandria courthouse.

    Beyond Justice by Cara Putman

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    1. Thank you for coming by, Beth. Happy Friday!

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  19. I love the first lines to this book. Here's mine from a book I just finished reading: Count Me in by Mikal Dawn.

    "The little hairs on the back of Allegra Spencer's neck stood at attention."

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    1. We have read the book so many times already, I highly recommend it! I really admire Ginsburg and hope all the little girls who read the book are inspired by it. Thanks for sharing your line, have a great weekend!

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