First Lines Fridays – 29th January 2021

Hey everyone!

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:

Don’t look down, I told myself. If you look down, you’re friggin’ screwed.
There I was, hanging from a second-floor window of St Ambrose Hall in a denim miniskirt and my motorcycle boots. As my bare legs dangled, my sore biceps suddenly reminded me that I had not in fact done ten pull-ups during the school physical-fitness test last year. I had lied.


And the book is…

Bad Habits by Flynn Meaney

PURCHASE HERE (affiliate links): Amazon UKWaterstonesBook Depository

GoodReads Synopsis:

Hilarious, bold, sparky and surprising, this is the funniest feminist book you’ll read all year.

Alex is a rebel from the tip of her purple fauxhawk to the toes of her biker boots. She’s tried everything she can think of to get expelled from her strict Catholic boarding school. Nothing has worked so far – but now, Alex has a new plan.

Tired of the sexism she sees in every corner of St Mary’s, Alex decides to stage the school’s first ever production of The Vagina Monologues. Which is going to be a challenge, as no one else at St Mary’s can even bear to say the word ‘vagina’ out loud . . .


I recently finished reading Bad Habits, and I loved it! It was so much fun, and made me laugh out loud. My review will be up on 11th February, which is my stop on the blog tour, hosted by @The_WriteReads.


Have you read this book?
If yes, what did you think of it?

Let me know in the comments!


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