Thursday, June 13, 2013

Not Just Any Port In A Storm

Okay, reading is something of a passion for everyone here.  But I've found that it's not the book cover that attracts me to read the book I've chosen, it's the opening line... the hook that pulls in my interest and makes me stay to read the rest.

So... I'm going to play a little game with you guys.  I'm putting up a list of first lines and with authors below it and the title of the books next to the authors and I'd like you guys to figure out which books they came from.  Yep, this is going to be fun as I chose some books I've read and some I haven't.

'They're out there'

'First in my spare room, I swivelled the bed on to a north-south axis.'

'The studio was filled with the rich odour of roses, and when the light summer wind stirred amidst the trees of the garden, there came through the open door the heavy scent of the lilac, or the more delicate perfume of the pink-flowering thorn.'

'It was a pleasure to burn.'

'He was an old man who fished alone in a skiff in the Gulf Stream and had gone eighty-four days now without taking a fish.'

'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 primroses were over.'

'Hapscomb's Texaco sat on US 93 just north of Arnette, a pissant four-street burg about 110 miles from Houston.'

'The Spare Room' by Helen Garner 
'The Stand' by Stephen King
'Fahrenheit 451' by Ray Bradbury
'The Picture of Dorian Gray' by Oscar Wilde
'One Who Flew Over The Cuckoo's Nest' by Ken Kesey 
'The Old Man and the Sea' by Ernest Hemmingway
'The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy' by Douglas Adams 
'Watership Down' by Richard Adams

Okay, I'll be here in a day or so to let you guys in on who's books fits in with which first lines... good luck! And this is just for a bit of fun!  Until my next post, happy reading! 

1 comment:

  1. The only one I got was 'Hapscomb's Texaco sat on US 93 just north of Arnette, a pissant four-street burg about 110 miles from Houston.'-'The Stand' by Stephen King but I haven't read all the others so I'm not surprised...:)

    Rebecca D