Tuesday, 1 September 2009

First Line (Meme)

The rules...

From the biggest bookcase you have, pick out one book whose author’s last name starts with each letter of your last name. If you have no books by an author whose last name starts with a particular letter, go to the next letter. If you have two of the same letter in your last name, get two separate authors, not two books by the same author.

Post the first sentence of each book, along with the author and title. Feel free to skip prefaces and such, especially if they’re by a different writer.

It was a queer, sultry summer, the summer they electrocuted the Rosenbergs, and I didn't know what I was doing in New York. - Sylvia Plath, The Bell Jar

Buck did not read the newspapers, or he would have know that trouble was brewing not alone for himself, but for every tide-water dog, strong of muscle and with warm, long hair, from Puget Sound to San Diego. - Jack London, The Call of the Wild

Despite the fact that Carol Jackson has to sit in a pram, she and her mother are going out together, while mine is downstairs whispering with a perfumed woman in an animal skin. - Trezza Azzopardi, The Hiding Place

I can't find a book for this one!

When he was nearly thirteen my brother Jem got his arm badly broken at the elbow. - Harper Lee, To Kill a Mocking-Bird

*backwards writing* This inscription could be seen on the glass door of a small shop, but naturally this was only the way it looked if you were inside the dimly lit shop, looking out at the street through the plateglass door. - Michael Ende, The Neverending Story

Yes, and the moral of the Meme is that first lines are important. Remember that!


  1. Nice one, Sophie. I've posted mine on my blog.




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