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First lines of 2013

Welcome, dear Reader, as you plunge valiantly into the thrilling pages of our melodrama, where you will find adventures that will test your spirit and possibly your sanity! Visiting the spirit world was never easy. My hands are dying. Gaia … Continue reading

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Bookish links for Saturday, October 6, 2012 – plus, the answers to the first lines quiz

Before I post my links, here are the answers to the first lines quiz I posted on Thursday. 1. Cloud Atlas by David Mitchell 2. The Fault in Our Stars by John Green 3. The Little Stranger by Sarah Waters … Continue reading

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First lines of 2011

What do you pack for the rest of your life? Twilight was gathering, and Orpheus still wasn’t here. Do not set foot in my office. My nightmare started like this. Imagine a man standing on a rocky shoreline looking out … Continue reading

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First lines of 2010

The way I figure it, everyone gets a miracle. I’m shivering, and I can’t tell if it’s because something strange is going on or because of the dream I had or just because I’m in the kitchen, away from the … Continue reading

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New Year’s-Shelf-Cleaning-First-Lines-Quiz Giveaway

One thing that became very clear to me when I put my new bookshelf together and filled it – but still had tons of books piled on the top of my dresser and in stacks on the floor – was … Continue reading

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First lines quiz #12 – Banned Books Edition

~ I will post the first sentences of ten books. (I skip any beginning quotations or prefaces. If I think more than one sentence is necessary, I’ll post two.) ~ You guess the titles and authors and leave your guesses … Continue reading

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First lines quiz #11 – National Book Award Edition

~ I will post the first sentences of ten books. (I skip any beginning quotations or prefaces. If I think more than one sentence is necessary, I’ll post two.) ~ You guess the titles and authors and leave your guesses … Continue reading

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First lines quiz #10 – Newsweek’s Top 100 edition

~ I will post the first sentences of ten books. (I skip any beginning quotations or prefaces. If I think more than one sentence is necessary, I’ll post two.) ~ You guess the titles and authors and leave your guesses … Continue reading

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