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Book meme - A Sorta Fairytale
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hymnia
hymnia
Joie
Sun, Apr. 17th, 2005 10:11 pm
Book meme

Swiped from heatherhobbit.

1. List the first line(s) of 10 books you really like.
2. And then you all can guess.


1. When he was nearly thirteen, my brother Jem got his arm badly broken at the elbow. (To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee ~ seviet, heatherhobbit, springdove, sannalim)

2. I am doomed to remember a boy with a wrecked voice—not because of his voice, or because he was the smallest person I ever knew, or even because he was the instrument of my mother's death, but because he is the reason I believe in God; I am a Christian because of... (A Prayer for Owen Meany by John Irving--my favorite non-fantasy novel ~ dtmoney, piperx)

3. There’s a guy like me in every state and federal prison in America, I guess—I’m the guy who can get it for you. ("Rita Hayworth and the Shawshank Redemption" from Different Seasons by Stephen King ~ springdove, dtmoney, piperx)

4. There is no lake at Camp Green Lake. (Holes by Louis Sachar ~ springdove, sannalim, dtmoney, piperx)

5. It was the best of times, it was the worst of times, it was the age of wisdom, it was the age of foolishness, it was the epoch of belief, it was the epoch of incredulity, it was the season of Light, it was the season of Darkness, it was the spring of hope, it was the winter of despair, we had everything before us, we had nothing before us, we were all going direct to Heaven, we were all going direct the other way—in short, the period was so far like the present period, that some of its noisiest authorities insisted on its being received, for good or for evil, in the superlative degree of comparison only. (A Tale of Two Cities by Charles Dickens ~ seviet, rowena742, springdove, sannalim, dtmoney, piperx)

6. The big kitchen of the Murrys’ house was bright and warm, curtains drawn against the dark outside, against the rain driving past the house from the northeast. (A Swiftly Tilting Planet by Madeleine L'Engle ~ rowena742, sannalim)

7. There is a secret set within each of our hearts. It often goes unnoticed, we rarely can put words to it, and yet it guides us throughout the days of our lives.

8. Ships at a distance have every man’s wish on board. For some they come in with the tide. For others, they sail forever on the horizon, never out of sight, never landing until the Watcher turns his eyes away in resignation, his dreams mocked to death by Time. That is the life of men.

Now, women forget all those things they don’t want to remember, and remember everything they don’t want to forget. The dream is the truth. Then they act and do things accordingly. (Their Eyes Were Watching God by Zora Neale Hurston ~ Anonymouse from NC--Kent, maybe?)

9. The hottest day of the summer so far was drawing to a close… (Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix by J. K. Rowling ~ rowena742, heatherhobbit, sannalim, piperx)

10. This is the story of something that happened in the time of Xerxes, the Xerxes who ruled from India to Ethiopia—127 provinces in all. (The book of Esther, from the Bible ~ markbrannan nessabutterfly)

ETA: I've just been reminded of another old favorite that I simply must include. This bit is from the second paragraph of the first page:

...possessing that oldest, wildest grace that horses have never had, that deer have only in a shy, thin imitation and goats in dancing mockery. (The Last Unicorn by Peter S. Beagle ~ claudiak)

Joie

Current Mood: nerdy nerdy

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ex_seviet
NO FUCKING ROSEBUD
Mon, Apr. 18th, 2005 02:18 am (UTC)

1. To Kill a Mockingbird, by Harper Lee


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ex_seviet
NO FUCKING ROSEBUD
Mon, Apr. 18th, 2005 02:20 am (UTC)

5. A Tale of two Cities, by Charles Dickens


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rowena742
rowena742
Mira
Mon, Apr. 18th, 2005 02:21 am (UTC)

5. A Tale of Two Cities
6. It's Madeline L'Engle, but I can't remember which book. A Swiftly Tilting Planet?
9. OoP?


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acemyth
acemyth
Jack's Smirking Revenge
Mon, Apr. 18th, 2005 02:22 am (UTC)

9 sounds vaguely familiar, but I can't place it.


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heatherhobbit
heatherhobbit
Heather
Mon, Apr. 18th, 2005 02:25 am (UTC)

1 is To Kill A Mockingbird

9 is Order of the Phoenix

5 is from Dickens, but I can't remember the book.


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heatherhobbit
heatherhobbit
Heather
Mon, Apr. 18th, 2005 02:25 am (UTC)

Doh! Everyone beat me.


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heatherhobbit
heatherhobbit
Heather
Mon, Apr. 18th, 2005 02:27 am (UTC)

Is 8 The Old Man and the Sea? I'm not sure.


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hymnia
hymnia
Joie
Mon, Apr. 18th, 2005 06:28 am (UTC)

No, not that.


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springdove
springdove
Kristi
Mon, Apr. 18th, 2005 02:27 am (UTC)
i know a few!!

1. To Kill a Mockingbird
3. The Shawshank Redemption
4. Holes
5. A Tale of Two Cities
6. Many Waters? (I know it's from the wrinkle in time series)
9. something from the Anne of Green Gables series?

that is all i can do. i wonder if i have 10 books i really like with me so i can do it. i left a few at my mom's house.


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springdove
springdove
Kristi
Mon, Apr. 18th, 2005 02:29 am (UTC)
Re: i know a few!!

doh. now that i look at the others, i should have known number 9. :/


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sannalim
sannalim
Chem TA Toni
Mon, Apr. 18th, 2005 02:32 am (UTC)

1) To Kill A Mockingbird
4) Holes
5) A Tale of Two Cities
6) A Swiftly Tilting Planet
9) Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix


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angua9
angua9
Quite a Machiavellian Figure
Mon, Apr. 18th, 2005 02:34 am (UTC)

No fair! All the ones I know have already been answered.


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dtmoney
dtmoney
Dan
Mon, Apr. 18th, 2005 03:32 am (UTC)

2. A Prayer for Owen Meany
3. Rita Hayworth and the Shawshank Redemption
4. Holes
5. A Tale of Two Cities


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piperx
piperx
The magpie's nemesis
Mon, Apr. 18th, 2005 03:37 am (UTC)

2. A Prayer for Owen Meany
3. Shawshank Redemption
4. Holes
5. A Tale of Two Cities
9. Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix


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markbrannan
markbrannan
Mark Aaron Brannan
Mon, Apr. 18th, 2005 04:25 pm (UTC)
(vanessa,too lazy to sign in)

is #10 just the book of Esther?? I could go see if that's actually the first verse, but I'm too lazy


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hymnia
hymnia
Joie
Mon, Apr. 18th, 2005 09:50 pm (UTC)
Re: (vanessa,too lazy to sign in)

Yeah, that's it. I used the version from The Message to make it sound a little less Bible-y.


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markbrannan
markbrannan
Mark Aaron Brannan
Tue, Apr. 19th, 2005 12:35 am (UTC)
Re: (vanessa,too lazy to sign in)

btw, that comment really wasn't from me...it was vanessa who posted that using my account. just to give credit where credit is due.


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claudia_k
claudia_k
Mon, Apr. 18th, 2005 05:08 pm (UTC)

That last one is from "The Last Unicorn"


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(Anonymous)
Tue, Apr. 19th, 2005 02:20 am (UTC)

8. Their Eyes Were Watching God by Zora Neale Hurston


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ginnytoo
ginnytoo
ginnytoo
Sun, Apr. 24th, 2005 01:38 am (UTC)
List of Books

Still no correct guesses on 7 and 8...how about some clues?


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hymnia
hymnia
Joie
Sun, Apr. 24th, 2005 01:59 am (UTC)
Re: List of Books

#8 was answered. It's Their Eyes Were Watching God. (The excerpt is two paragraphs, so you may have missed the answer, but it's there.)

I don't think anyone will get #7. It's The Journey of Desire by John Eldredge.


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