Thursday, May 24, 2007

TwitterLit — Literary Teasers

TwitterLit, serves you with literary teasers twice daily. Debra Hamel, every day and twice a day, posts the first line from a book. Just the line — without the title or the author. An Amazon link is provided so that hooked readers can click through and dig up the source of the quote and learn more about the book.

The first lines, so far, seem to come from a diverse genres and a broad range of titles: There are some from fiction, some from non-fiction and you will find both classics as well as new books. And yes, you can submit your own first line if you'd like to see it on TwitterLit.

It's a very fascinating way to choose books to add to your reading list — the intriguing and delightful first lines serve as efficient teasers. Who wouldn't like to see what more delights books have to offer, particularly if they begin with such riveting lines as these:
"If there's one thing I've learned in the past fifteen years, it's this: that murder is really no big deal."

"I was twelve years old the first time I walked on water."

"Ours is essentially a tragic age, so we refuse to take it tragically."

"I have never begun a novel with more misgiving."
So go TwitterLit and explore an intriguing way to unearth new reads.

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