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Saturday, April 18, 2009

First Lines mini-challenge

This mini-challenge is to give the names of books for the following first lines:

1 - Whether I shall turn out to be the hero of my own life, or whether that station will be held by anybody else, these pages must show.: David Copperfield

2 - The Opera Ghost really existed.: The Phantom of the Opera

3 - It is a truth universally acknowledged, that a single man in possession of a good fortune must be in want of a wife.: Pride and Prejudice

4 - "Christmas won't be Christmas without any presents," grumbled Jo, lying on the rug.: Little Women

5 - All children, except one, grow up.: Peter Pan

6 - When Mr. Bilbo Baggins of Bag End announced that he would shortly be celebrating his eleventy-first birthday with a party of special magnificence, there was much talk and excitement in Hobbiton.: The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring

7 - This is the story of what a Woman's patience can endure, and what a Man's resolution can achieve.

8 - When Mary Lennox was sent to Misslethwaite Manor to live with her uncle, everybody said she was the most disagreeable-looking child ever seen.

9 - He - for there could be no doubt of his sex, though the fashion of the time did something to disguise it - was in the act of slicing at the head of a Moor which swung from the rafters.:

10 - Who is John Gault?: Atlas Shrugged

11 - A mile above Oz, the Witch balanced on the wind's forward edge, as if she were a green fleck of the land itself, flung up and sent wheeling away by the turbulent air.: Wicked

12 - Sunday, 1 January. 129 lbs (but post-Christmas), alcohol units 14 (but effectively covers 2 days as 4 hours of party was on New Year's Day), cigarettes 22, calories 5424.: Bridget Jones' Diary

13 - Mr. and Mrs. Dursley, of number 4, Privet Drive, were proud to say that they were perfectly normal, thank you very much.: Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone

14 - Even in high summer, Tintagel was a haunted place; Igraine, lady of Duke Gorlois, looked out over the sea from the headland.: The Mists of Avalon

15 - What can you say about a 25 year old girl who died?: Love Story

16 - When I wake up, the other side of the bed is cold.: The Time Traveler's Wife

17 - I was born twice: first as a baby girl, on a remarkably smogless Detroit day in January of 1960; and then again, as a teenage boy, in an emergency room near Petoskey, Michigan, in August of 1974.

18 - Tyler gets me a job as a waiter, after that Tyler's pushing a gun in my mouth and saying the first step to eternal life is you have to die.: Fight Club

19 - There are some guys who enter a woman's life and screw it up forever.

20 - Far out in the uncharted backwaters of the unfashionable end of the Western Spiral arm of the Galaxy lies a small unregarded yellow sun.: The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy


Lexi said...

Number 8 is either The Secret Garden or A Little Princess...can't remember which.

Hope your day of reading is going well!

Blodeuedd said...

Fun challenge :D
Have fun and good luck

Elizabeth said...

Thanks for participating in my challenge - hope you are having a great read-a-thon!!

Teddyree said...

Wow great work.
Finished our 24 hours here in Australia so just doing a bit of cheering until it's time to take the son to soccer.

Happy reading & have fun