December 22, 2023

Top 7 First Lines of 2023

1.  "Maybe this year will be my year. Maybe I'll start going to bed before midnight. I'll stop sleeping through alarms and commit to a morning routine. Maybe I'll start texting people back more and RSVPing YES less reluctantly." ~ The Music Was Just Getting Good by Alicia Cook

2. "All day I think about it, then at night I say it. Where did I come from, and what am I supposed to be doing? I have no idea. My soul is from elsewhere, I'm sure of that, and I intend to end up there." ~ The Essential Rumi by Rumi w/translators

3. "I tell you I feel tired and you say, 'But you slept for twelve hours,' and I knew you didn't get it." ~ Sorry I Haven't Texted You Back by Alicia Cook

4. "I have a lot of opinions and I come by them honestly. From an early age, I watched my mother confidently expressing her opinions with wit and intellect. She always stood her ground and was unapologetic about her beliefs." ~ Opinions by Roxane Gay

5. "It's been a long time, shouldn'ta left you...but I had to, because life was life-ing, dawg!" ~ Hey, Lover by D.L. White

6. "I am in a deep love affair with my Blackness." ~ Bet on Black by Eboni K. Williams

7. "My beloved, I understand that forgiveness may not be possible. Some deeds cannot be undone. I took someone essential from you that last tragic evening—the blood, so much blood." ~ The Leftover Woman by Jean Kwok

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