May 5th, 2005


Really Cool Book Meme

Write down, in no particular order, the first sentences of ten of your favourite books and see if your friends can guess what those books are. (ok, so i did 15. but some are easy)

1. Jesus. . . .

2. On the night that Ronia was born a thunderstorm was raging over the mountains, such a storm that all the goblinfolk in Matt's Forest crept back in terror to their holes and hiding places. - Ronia, the Robber's Daughter by Astrid Lindgren

3. In my time I have been called many things: sister, lover, priestess, wise-woman, queen. - The Mists of Avalon by Marion Zimmer Bradley

4. Oh how I wish that ship the Argo had never sailed off to the land of Colchis, past the Symplegades, those dark dancing rocks which smash boats sailing through the Hellespont. The Medea by Euripides

5. This is my favorite book in all the world, though I have never read it. - The Princess Bride by William Goldman (and S Morgenstern)

6. Lest anyone should suppose that I am a cuckoo's child, got on the wrong side of the blanket by lusty peasant stock and sold into indenture in a shortfallen season, I may say that I am House-born and reared in the Night Court proper, for all the good it did me. - Kushiel's Dart by Jacqueline Carey

7. This is the story of Bella, who woke up one morning and realised she'd had enough.

8. I am Tersa the Weaver, Tersa the Liar, Tersa the Fool - The Daughter of the Blood by Anne Bishop

9. The wind howled.

10. Tell me, Muse, of the man of many devices, who wandered far and wide after he had sacked Troy's sacred city, and saw the towns of many men and knew their mind. - The Odyssey by Homer

11. Once there were four children whose names were Peter, Susan, Edmund and Lucy. - The Lion, The Witch, and the Wardrobe by C.S. Lewis

12. In the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost, Amen.

13. If music be the food of love, play on - Twelfth Night by Shakespeare

14. Their stories began with the day that my father appeared. - The Red Tent by Anita Diamant

15. Ah if only they had been invited to a Bacchic revelling, or a feast of Pan or Aphrodite or Genetyllis, why the streets would have been impassable for the thronging tambourines!
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