Yearly Archives: 2016

First Lines: The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas

One afternoon, nine year-old Bruno came home to find the maid packing up all his belongings. Bruno’s Father got a promotion from his boss, The Fury, and now he and his family have to move to the country, to a place called Out-With. Bruno soon finds out he doesn’t like it there. The new house… Read more »

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First Lines: Unidentified Funny Objects 4

At the time, I passed on the UFO4 Kickstarter, as I hadn’t read the previous three installments yet. By the time the UFO5 Kickstarter came around, I jumped at the chance to grab a couple of books, as I liked the concept. Unlike the previous editions, volume four had an overall theme: dark humor. What… Read more »

We’ll Never Be as Young as We Are Right Now (XIII)

It’s that time to start a fire And I know we’ll make it good We’re overflowing with desire You got the spark, I’ve got wood We got to let our voices soar More than any song we’ve ever sung It’s time we started speaking in tongues Speaking in tongues … There are things we learn… Read more »

First Lines: Harry Potter and the Cursed Child

After seven books and eight movies, for me, the Harry Potter saga was over and done with. The additional books — Quidditch through the Ages, Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, and Tales of Beedle the Bard — aren’t essential in the grand scheme of things, and all those little updates J.K. Rowling released… Read more »

First Lines: Drie verschrikkelijke dagen

Drie verschrikkelijke dagen is a 1976 novel by Dutch author Guus Kuijer, who is mostly known for his books for younger readers. Nowadays, we would perhaps lump this book on the Young Adult pile: there’s this fifteen year old boy, who tries to impress this seventeen year old girl. So he steals his father’s car,… Read more »

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