#FirstLineFriday – And We Have Our FIVE Winners!

I knew this week would be much easier, and you guys proved me right. We have our five winners, and I hope you’ve enjoyed the contest! Next week, we’ll aim for harder than this one, but easier than the last one! “Just Right” will be the goal! πŸ˜€Β 

Our winners this week: Darlene Foster, Mae Clair, Joan Hall, Jeanne Owens, and Alex Craigie (alias Trishthetrout). Congratulations to all!

Also, as a bit of a tease, we WILL have books by other authors to offer as prize choices in the weeks ahead. So even if you’ve read all of my books, you’ll have additional books to choose from.Β 

And the answer to this week’s puzzle is:

β€œWhen he was nearly thirteen, my brother Jem got his arm badly broken at the elbow.” is the first line of To Kill a Mockingbird, by Harper Lee.

Voted America’s Best-Loved Novel in PBS’sΒ The Great American Read:
Harper Lee’s Pulitzer Prize-winning masterwork of honor and injustice in the deep Southβ€”and the heroism of one man in the face of blind and violent hatred.

Buy To Kill a Mockingbird HERE

Thank you ALL for playing, and I’m so happy to have winners this week!Β 

24 thoughts on “#FirstLineFriday – And We Have Our FIVE Winners!

    • Thanks so much for playing, Joan, and congratulations on winning. I hope you enjoy Finding Hunter. It’s a book near and dear to my heart, for sure, mostly because he’s my favorite character. Even more so than Little Rabbit, I think. πŸ™‚ Happy reading!

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    • I read this book when it was published, believe it or not. It was 1960, and I was a junior in high school! Imagine! I never, ever forgot it. Great movie, too. πŸ™‚ Saw that in the theaters when it was released. (I’m OLD, I tell ya!)

      I’m SO glad you are enjoying the trivia contests. I love finding great opening lines. And I promise that while the difficulty level WILL vary every week, I’ll never include “Call me Ishmael.” Hahahahahaha.

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      • LOL!
        I missed To Kill a Mockingbird and never read it until early this year (and then immediately looked up the movie and watched that, too). Without a doubt, Mockingbird is now one of my all-time favorite reads. I can just imagine the discussions back int eh 60s when it was released!

        And keep up the contests. I am having a blast with them!!

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        • So glad you are enjoying the #FirstLineFriday trivia quizzes, Mae. I’m having a lot of fun finding great first lines to use, and I hope to keep these going for some time yet. And then I’ll find another book trivia subject to delve into.

          As for TKaM, I’m glad you finally discovered it. I do think the book has stood the test of time very well, overall, and the movie probably has, too, though it’s been a very long time since I watched it. There are so many books from decades ago that I’m still trying to catch up with, and some of them are very much worth the read, even today.

          See you here next Friday! πŸ˜€

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    • Thanks Robbie! Stick a Post-It note on your monitor Thursday night, so you can play, too. Or set an alarm on your desktop calendar, maybe. Give that boy of yours another chance to show off his well-read memory, too. πŸ˜€ ❀

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    • I have been reading voraciously for over 65 years and you wouldn’t believe how many books I haven’t yet gotten to! Good ones, too. Great, even. 😦 And until I started writing, myself, I read an average of 3 books a week. No matter how much we want to, we just can’t get to them all. 😦 *sniff* 😦 (And yes, I started reading from the “grown up section of the library” at age 10).

      Next week, who knows? I just might put something up from your favorite book in the whole world! πŸ˜€ Thanks for checking it out today, anyway. And good luck next week! πŸ™‚

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    • You were the very first correct answer to come in, Darlene, and I’m so happy you won. (Don’t forget to get back to me with your choice of book.) Congratulations, and hope you’ll be here next Friday, as well. πŸ˜€

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    • I agree with you on Gregory Peck, Trish. In fact, the move was one of very few book-to-screen adaptations I liked. Usually, they don’t even come close to getting it right, to my mind. But this was a great book and a fine movie. πŸ™‚ Congratulations on being a winner! πŸ™‚ ❀

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