KJ (owlmoose) wrote,

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First lines: books

This looks fun. Snagged from luciab.

Post the first sentences from ten of your favorite books and have your friends guess what they are from.

  1. The Deliverator belongs to an elite order, a hallowed subcategory. - Snow Crash by Neal Stephenson (plantgirl)

  2. It was just past midday, not long before the third summons to prayer, that Ammar ibn Kahiran passed through the gate of Bells and entered the palace of Al-Fontina in Silvenes to kill the last of the khalifs of Al-Rassan. - The Lions of Al-Rassan, by Guy Gavriel Kay (plantgirl)

  3. "We should start back," Gared urged as the woods began to grow dark around them.

  4. It wasn't a very likely place for disappearances, at least at first glance. - Outlander by Diana Gabaldon (yuna_flowering)

  5. The year Janet started at Blackstock College, the Office of Residential Life has spent the summer removing from all the dormitories the old wooden bookcases that, once filled with books, fell over unless wedged.

  6. The sun sets in the west (just about everyone knows that), but Sunset Towers faced east. - The Westing Game, by Ellen Raskin (parron)

  7. 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. - Middlesex by Jeffrey Eugenides (plantgirl)

  8. It was starting to end, after what seemed most of eternity to me.

  9. Manhattan, island of glittering dreams, slept in the pre-dawn darkness.

  10. It was a nice day.

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