“I write this sitting in the kitchen sink.” These words are the opening word to Dodie Smiths I Capture The Castle. I cannot promise this book shaped my childhood but it did help me leap into the world of public speaking. My first ever high school assembly that I led with a book group at high school. We read out the first lines of books to see if people could guess them. This was one of the unknown. I managed to lead 50 high school assemblies whilst I was a pupil. Many of them were promoting reading to fellow students. One of our more popular assemblies included a video of our teachers saying we they read. For example I do this on the bus. The pupils had to guess the subject that we were talking about. It caused much hysteria and was widely used for a few years. There were many more assemblies, and lots more public speaking but my first non church engagement I will always remember saying the opening lines ‘I write this sitting in the kitchen sink.”
Call Me Ishmael
Take the first sentence from your favorite book and make it the first sentence of your post.