First Line Friday #15


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? If you want to make your own post, feel free to use or edit the banner above, and follow the rules below:

  1. Pick a book off your shelf (it could be your current read or on your TBR) and open to the first page
  2. Copy the first few lines, but don’t give anything else about the book away just yet – you need to hook the reader first
  3. Finally… reveal the book!

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No live organism can continue for long to exist sanely under conditions of absolute reality; even larks and katydids are supposed, by some, to dream.









This first sentence belongs to the book, The Haunting of Hill House, by Shirley Jackson.

40765600The greatest haunted house story ever written, soon to be a 10-part Netflix series directed by Mike Flanagan and starring Michiel Huisman, Carla Gugino, and Timothy Hutton

First published in 1959, Shirley Jackson’s The Haunting of Hill House has been hailed as a perfect work of unnerving terror. It is the story of four seekers who arrive at a notoriously unfriendly pile called Hill House: Dr. Montague, an occult scholar looking for solid evidence of a “haunting”; Theodora, his lighthearted assistant; Eleanor, a friendless, fragile young woman well acquainted with poltergeists; and Luke, the future heir of Hill House. At first, their stay seems destined to be merely a spooky encounter with inexplicable phenomena. But Hill House is gathering its powers–and soon it will choose one of them to make its own.

I first acquired The Hauntings of Hill House back in February of this year. Then I ended up returning it because I wasn’t sure if I was ever going to read it, and instead bought a different novel (which I’m sure I haven’t read, either). And then my new copy was gifted to my from my auntie!

My goal is to read The Haunting of Hill House before the second season comes out, in what, October 2020? LOL, so I’ve got time. And then I want to binge watch the first season of The Haunting of Hill House.

Is there any talk of bringing the first season of The Haunting of Hill House to DVD? I want to buy it, hahahaha. Yes, I’m kinda obsessed with the series… I’ve watched it three times already, and I’m itching for a fourth.

Have you read The Haunting of Hill House, or have you watched it? 

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Thank you for stopping by!

See you soon, and Happy Reading!

3 thoughts on “First Line Friday #15

  1. Leelynn @ Sometimes Leelynn Reads says:

    Okay the first couple episodes of Hill House creeped me out but then I actually enjoyed it? I don’t think I’d read it though because I just don’t like to read scary books at all. I hope you do end up reading it though! I know the second season isn’t going to be about Hill House but it’s still supposed to be good!

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    • adeleisreading says:

      Yeah, I hope I read it as well :D.
      The Haunting of Hill House season 1 fascinated me. Like, every time I think about the season I want to re-watch it again on Netflix. #lowkeyobsessed LOL
      I get not wanting to read scary things though. I don’t think that I like to read scary things either…
      You know more about the Haunting of Hill House season 2 more than i do lolol. Thanks for the info 😀


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