This Meme is hosted by A Few More Pages and will be up all week.
Post the first line or first few lines of your current read.
This is the book I will be starting when I finish Neverwhere in a couple of days.
Title: The Commoner
Author: John Burnham Schwartz
From the prologue:
When I was a girl, my father told me the story of two whooping cranes who set out to fly across the world together to fulfill their destinies.
I really like this first line. It's very beautiful and gives me the impression that I have as my narrator someone who will tell me a well-written story. I know from reading the back of the book that the narrator is Haruko, Empress of Japan and the year is 1959.
My copy of this book is the Bound Galley, therefore not the cover they ended up using when it was published in January 2008. I prefer my cover although I think both are beautiful.
The cover that it was published with is below. Which cover do you prefer?