Before we get to this week’s You Tell Me, I have a request, nay, a plea. Please please please don’t forget about the blog archives — they are down on the right side of the page, just itching to be clicked on. The older posts get lonely and they need friends, and then they start getting depressed and they turn to the drinking, and pretty soon I have a bunch of drunken old blog posts blathering about how people have forgotten all about them and confuse them with old Miss Snark posts and that gets them to fighting and I really don’t need a riot on my hands. (Those of you wondering about how to query trilogies and series, please visit this post from July). Thanks for your understanding. They’re crazy, I know.
So for this week’s You Tell Me, I’ve been wondering: What is your favorite first line in a novel? And why did it hook you?
I’d have to go with the old standby: “Call me Ishmael.” So simple, so awesome. Also because MOBY DICK happens to be my favorite novel.