First Lines Friday: 3rd March

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?  If you want to make your own post, feel free to use or edit the banner above, and follow the rules below:

  • 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!

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First of all, I’m sorry.  Second of all, you’re welcome.

Read on to find out which book this extract is from…




The Girl with the Lower Back Tattoo by Amy Schumer

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In The Girl with the Lower Back Tattoo, Amy mines her past for stories about her teenage years, her family, relationships, and sex and shares the experiences that have shaped who she is – a woman with the courage to bare her soul to stand up for what she believes in, all while making us laugh.

Ranging from the raucous to the romantic, the heartfelt to the harrowing, this highly entertaining and universally appealing collection is the literary equivalent of a night out with your best friends – an unforgettable and fun adventure that you wish could last forever. Whether she’s experiencing lust-at-first-sight while in the airport security line, sharing her own views on love and marriage, admitting to being an introvert, or discovering her cross-fit instructor’s secret bad habit, Amy Schumer proves to be a bighearted, brave, and thoughtful storyteller that will leave you nodding your head in recognition, laughing out loud, and sobbing uncontrollably – but only because it’s over.

This is one of the many eBooks I was recently given.  I’ve popped it onto my Kindle, ready for when I’m done with The Readers of Broken Wheel Recommend.  I have heard mixed reviews about it but from the first page (and first lines) it sounds quite funny, so I’m willing to give it a shot.

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  1. 4th March 2017 / 1:52 am

    I read The Girl With the Lower Back Tattoo last month and I liked it. I went into it with no expectations, though, because I barely knew who Amy Schumer was when I started it. I hope you enjoy it 🙂

    • 5th March 2017 / 8:47 pm

      I think I’ll have to do the same then. I really don’t know any of Amy Schumer’s work either (oops), but I’d found myself sending it to my Kindle on recommendations alone – thanks for the comment 🙂