First impressions matter, right? Well, the first line of a book is one way to make (or break) a great first impression. Here’s a fun infographic with 34 Compelling First Lines of Famous Books. Enjoy! Scribendi.com What’s your favorite opening sentence in a book? Note: Some posts may contain affiliate links. Should you choose to purchase a product, we will receive a small commission for the sale at no additional cost to you. Subscribe to Chapter Break posts. Never miss a post on Chapter…

First impressions matter, right? Well, the first line of a book is one way to make (or break) a great first impression. Here’s a fun infographic with 34 Compelling First Lines of Famous Books. Enjoy! Scribendi.com What’s your favorite opening sentence in a book? Note: Some posts may contain affiliate links. Should you choose to purchase a product, we will receive a small commission for the sale at no additional cost to you. Subscribe to Chapter Break posts. Never miss a post on Chapter…

The first lines of a story set the mood and draw readers in. This infographic features first lines from some of the most famous books of all time.

The first lines of a story set the mood and draw readers in. This infographic features first lines from some of the most famous books of all time.

If you liked Electric Literature’s Game of Books infographic that compared the length of A Song of Ice and Fire to classic novels, you…

If you liked Electric Literature’s Game of Books infographic that compared the length of A Song of Ice and Fire to classic novels, you…

Most Famous Books Set In Every State    ---    Check out your state's literary fame.  Mine is "No Country for Old Men" by Cormac McCarthy.

Most Famous Books Set In Every State --- Check out your state's literary fame. Mine is "No Country for Old Men" by Cormac McCarthy.

What are the greatest books of all time? And who should be the judge? Recently, Brain Pickings pointed out an awesome book of lists wherein 125 famous authors — everyone from Norman Mailer to Claire Messud to Annie Proulx to Stephen King — choose their ten favorite books. #infographics #books

What are the greatest books of all time? And who should be the judge? Recently, Brain Pickings pointed out an awesome book of lists wherein 125 famous authors — everyone from Norman Mailer to Claire Messud to Annie Proulx to Stephen King — choose their ten favorite books. #infographics #books

Harry Potter, Divergent, The Hunger Games, and Percy Jackson  change mine to harry potter, Dark Hunterd and Valdmar

Harry Potter, Divergent, The Hunger Games, and Percy Jackson change mine to harry potter, Dark Hunterd and Valdmar

Steinbeck’s working title for this slim novel was Something That Happened, which is actually sort of brilliant, if grim. But he changed it after reading Robert Burns’s poem “To a Mouse,” which contains the now-famous line, “The best laid schemes o’ mice an’ men / Gang aft agley” (“The best-laid plans of mice and men / Often go awry”).

Steinbeck’s working title for this slim novel was Something That Happened, which is actually sort of brilliant, if grim. But he changed it after reading Robert Burns’s poem “To a Mouse,” which contains the now-famous line, “The best laid schemes o’ mice an’ men / Gang aft agley” (“The best-laid plans of mice and men / Often go awry”).

Sylvia Plath's fictionalized account of psychotherapy and hospitalization at the Very Best Places in the postwar US [from The First Ads for Famous Books]

Sylvia Plath's fictionalized account of psychotherapy and hospitalization at the Very Best Places in the postwar US [from The First Ads for Famous Books]

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