Monday, November 1, 2010

Literary Meme

I have to admit I am feeling a little burnt out after the month of October, it was a busy reading and blogging month for me. So... I am taking a bit of a leave today and reusing a meme that I posted back in July of 2008. Mind you, I am changing up my selections, so don't think you can cheat by looking up what the answers from the previous post because you can't. That list was completely different from today's list. You can, however see my answers for the 2008 meme here.

1. Pick 5 of your favorite books. (Doesn't have to be your top 5, any 5 will do.)
2. Post the first sentence of each book. (If one sentence seems too short, post two or three!)
3. Let everyone try to guess the titles and authors of your books.


Since last week when Scholastic launched their "You are what you read" website I've been giving the concept of a "bookprint" a lot of thought. While the following five books aren't the ones I plan to list in my bookprint they are books I have read and that I have really enjoyed; some I've read once and others I've read more than once. Can you guess the titles and authors of these five books?

1. "All the Hill was boiling with excitement. On every side there rose a continual chattering and squeaking, whispering and whistling, as the Animals discussed the great news."

2. "London was enjoying the first day of spring; the clouds which had obscured the atmosphere for weeks had been swept away in the night and the old grey city was stretching herself and relaxing happily in mild air and golden sunshine."

3. "A rickety carriage was slowly ascending the hill, and from the place of honour on the back seat, the single passenger surveyed the country with interest and admiration."

4. "London. Michaelmas Term lately over, and the Lord Chancellor sitting in Lincoln's Inn Hall. Implacable November weather. As much mud in the streets, as if the waters had but newly retired from the face of the earth, and it would not be wonderful to meet a Megalosaurus, forty feet long or so, waddling like an elephantine lizard up Holborn Hill."

5. "No man knew when the Shuttle began its slow and heavy weaving from shore to shore, that it was held and guided by the great hand of Fate."


Can you guess which five books these quotes came from? Leave a comment with your guesses and I'll post the answers later in the week.

P.S. Curious about some of the other book themed "memes" I've posted in the past? Click on the label "meme" to view all the memes dating back to 2008.

1 comment:

Alison said...

I'm going to guess #5 is from The Shuttle? I know I'm going to smack my head and say "duh!" when you reveal what books they are from.