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I was going to alternate between a First Lines Fridays post and a Down the TBR Hole post every other Friday, but as you may guess from the title, life got in the way, I ran out of time, and so a First Lines Fridays post it is again aha! This week has been chaotic and just very tiring, but I only have one day left and two days off!
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!
Today’s first lines are….
“The last class of my old professor’s life took place one a week in his house, by a window in the study where he could watch a small hibiscus plant shed its pink leaves. The class met on Tuesdays. It began after breakfast. The subject was The Meaning of Life. It was taught from experience.”
But what book is this quote from?
Tuesdays With Morrie by Mitch Albom
Maybe it was a grandparent, or a teacher or a colleague. Someone older, patient and wise, who understood you when you were young and searching, and gave you sound advice to help you make your way through it. For Mitch Albom, that person was Morrie Schwartz, his college professor from nearly twenty years ago.
Maybe, like Mitch, you lost track of this mentor as you made your way, and the insights faded. Wouldn’t you like to see that person again, ask the bigger questions that still haunt you?
Mitch Albom had that second chance. He rediscovered Morrie in the last months of the older man’s life. Knowing he was dying of ALS – or motor neurone disease – Mitch visited Morrie in his study every Tuesday, just as they used to back in college. Their rekindled relationship turned into one final ‘class’: lessons in how to live.
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I read this book a few years ago, and while I did not enjoy it as much as I had expected, I have to admit that it was a very powerful book, and definitely one to read for fans of nonfiction and meaningful stories. I think I will pick up more books by Mitch Albom in the future, as I did like the way he wrote the book, and I couldn’t help but be a bit emotional in some places.
Have you read this book yet? What did you think of it?
That’s all for now, I hope you enjoyed reading this post, see you soon, stay safe,