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When I read your blog today the first thing I too ...

2008-05-20T11:31:00.000-05:00

When I read your blog today the first thing I too thought of was One Hundred Years of Solitude. I remember picking it up off the shelf at the bookstore, reading the first page and hurrying to pay for the book so I could begin it immediately. There have been times when a book's dedication has snared me as well.



Great post!We've got some work to do!

2008-05-20T05:41:00.000-05:00

Great post!
We've got some work to do!



That's a fun exercise. I recognized the ones from ...

2008-05-19T15:16:00.000-05:00

That's a fun exercise. I recognized the ones from nearly all of these books I have actually read (and yes, I kept reading, but I almost always do ... I'm a sucker for punishment. Heh.), but I also recognized lines from books I have NOT read yet, simply because of reading cover copy or reviews, even though I'd never read the first lines. How crazy is that? I'd say pretty significant.

Need to go contemplate my first line now ... :)



Another fantastic one--maybe the best ever, in my ...

2008-05-19T09:07:00.000-05:00

Another fantastic one--maybe the best ever, in my opinion, are the opening lines from One Hundred Years of Solitude. Twenty-plus years later, they still haunt me with their excellence. I also know, recently read this, in fact, that John Irving considers those his best first words of any of his works. I have to agree.

Elizabeth