#FirstLinesFriday 02-23-2018

Can you believe it, it’s almost the weekend again? Aren’t you a happy camper 😉

Well, today – I bring to you another First Lines Friday entry!

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!

I am seated in an office, surrounded by heads and bodies. My posture is consciously congruent to the shape of my hard chair. This is a cold room in University Administration, wood-walled, Remington-hung, double-windowed against the November heat, insulated from Administrative sounds by the reception area outside, at which Uncle Charles, Mr. deLint and I were lately received.

I am in here.

Three faces have resolved into place above summer-weight sportcoats and half-Windsors across a polished pine conference table shiny with the spidered light of an Arizona noon. These are three Deans – of Admissions, Academic Affairs, Athletic Affairs. I do not know which face belongs to whom.

And thus concludes the first lines of this monstrosity of a book…..

Did you guess what book it is?

Oh you’ll find out soon enough!

A man playing tennis in Australia

It has something to do with tennis

The book is mentioned in a John Green book

The Fault in Our Stars, to be specific

Apparently, John Green was reading this while writing TFIOS ?



I probably should tell you what book it is now


And the >1000 pages book is…


Infinite Jest by David Foster Wallace


Goodreads Summary:

A gargantuan, mind-altering comedy about the Pursuit of Happiness in America set in an addicts’ halfway house and a tennis academy, and featuring the most endearingly screwed-up family to come along in recent fiction, Infinite Jest explores essential questions about what entertainment is and why it has come to so dominate our lives; about how our desire for entertainment affects our need to connect with other people; and about what the pleasures we choose say about who we are. Equal parts philosophical quest and screwball comedy, Infinite Jest bends every rule of fiction without sacrificing for a moment its own entertainment value. It is an exuberant, uniquely American exploration of the passions that make us human – and one of those rare books that renew the idea of what a novel can do.

I’ve only read the first 50 pages – but so many things have happened at this point – it’s overwhelming!! It has like a bajillion characters but I’m kind of digging it?

You interested yet? Here ya go…

Amazon / Barnes & Noble / Book Depository

So tell me, have you read it??

Sincerely Peachy (1)


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