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First Lines From 5 New Books

I do the same thing – open up books and read the first few lines 🙂

On Books and Writing

You know how they say that the first sentence of a book is the most important? 

That writers really need to “hook” a reader in the first pages, really from the first word?

Well, as it happens, I just got a few books in the mail, books that are getting great reviews and I really look forward to reading (once I finish John Langan’s absolutely fantastic horror novel The Fisherman).

Every now and then I order a bit of books (last order was a total of eight books).

Every Heart a Doorway

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Every Heart a Doorway tells the story of children, mostly girls, in a boarding school.

These are not ordinary children, but returnees from portal worlds (Like Dorothy returned from Oz) and the school’s main purpose is to help them get back to life in the “normal” world.

I’m about third of the way through and so far it’s…

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