First Lines Friday- December 3 2021

Well hello beautiful peoples! And how are we this fine Friday? Ready to get our TGIF on? I’ve been running around all week doing not fun, and some fun, stuff. It takes a toll and I’m ready for a weekend off. Which is weird because I just got back from a week off! Alas, that’s life.

And because it’s Friday it’s First Lines Friday!

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 Lines:

“The Time Traveler (for thought it will be convenient to speak of him) was expounding a recondite matter to us. His grey eyes shone and twinkled, and his usually pale flesh was flushed and animated. The fire burned brightly, and the soft radiance of incandescent lights in the lilies of silver caught the bubbles that flashed and passed in our glasses.”

Intrigued?

A scientist and gentleman inventor in industrialized Victorian England claims to have irrefutable proof that time is not simply a concept—it’s a whole other dimension. When he reveals the prototype of a time-traveling machine to his peers, he’s met with skepticism at first . . . until he returns one week later, disheveled, bloody, and with a fantastic story to tell.

Is it embarrassing to admit that I have never read The Time Machine by H.G. Wells? I’ve seen quite a few movie adaptations but have never taken the time to just sit down and read this novella. And it’s less than 100 pages! Well, at least the edition I have is.

Have you read The Time Machine? What did you think of it?

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