It is time for this week’s First Lines Fridays post!
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!
The first lines of today’s chosen book are:
Twitter is awful – like a school noticeboard, where people are allowed to pin messages saying how much they don’t like you. And although I tried ignoring the crowd of students gathered around each note, sniggering over their shoulders at me, it brought no satisfaction. So, I decided to post replies.
And the book is…
How To Be A Complete and Utter Blunt by James Blunt
‘Opinions are like arseholes – everybody has one’
James Blunt, 6 December 2014
Once upon a time, James Blunt’s most enduring legacy was a three-minute, thirty-second pop song about a girl he saw on the underground, and a nation’s worth of abuse. But with the invention of Twitter, James found his real voice, and with it, the chance to reply with a simple ‘up yours’. Now the King of Twitter has ascended to the heady heights of occasionally ‘winning the internet’.
Selected and introduced by James himself, this is a year in the life of the world’s most reluctant social media sensation. Now learn for yourself how to be a complete and utter Blunt . . .
This book was a Christmas present from my parents, who know that I absolutely love James Blunt, not only his music, but his personality too. If I ever need a good laugh, I find myself scrolling through his Twitter, but now, all I have to do is pick up this book! It is literally a years worth of his hilarious responses to people on twitter. If you haven’t already, you really need to check out his Twitter (or buy this book), but maybe don’t if you’re easily offended.
Have you read this book?
If yes, what did you think of it?
Are you a fan of James Blunt?
Have you seen his Twitter page?
Let me know in the comments!
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These were interesting first lines! I thought it was going to be a YA contemporary haha