THURSDAY 13: 1st Novel Lines | Part 5 | -

THURSDAY 13: 1st Novel Lines | Part 5 |

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These are the memories of Myrdin Emreis.
Valerio Massimo Manfredi, The Last Legion, [2003] 

-- Myth Becomes Legend

"When I wake up, the other side of the bed is cold."
Suzanne Collins, The Hunger Games, [2008]

The summons delivered to Ariston  that damp winter morning was written on the finest vellum, in an elegant hand that suggested a discriminating intellect tempered with the manners only good breeding could engender.

Scott Oden, Memnon, [2006]

-- It was a time of bloodshed and betrayal. A time for heroes...

"I became what I am today at the age of twelve, on a
frigid overcast day in the winter of 1975."
Khaled Hosseini, The Kite Runner, [2003]

"My dear fellow," said Sherlock Holmes as we sat on either side of the fire in his lodgings  at Baker Street, "life is infinitely stranger than anything which the mind of man could invent."

Sir Arthur Conan Doyle,  A Case of Identity

The Sun did not shine.

Dr. Seuss, The Cat in the Hat, [1957]

There are more ghosts seen, reported and accepted in the British Isles than anywhere else on earth.

Peter Underwood, The A-Z of British Ghosts, [1971]

When I was a kid, I was afraid of spiders and vegetables.
Janet Evanovich, Finger Lickin' Fifteen, Stephanie Plum Novels, [2009]


In the light of the moon a little egg lay on a leaf.

Eric Carle, The Very Hungry Caterpillar [1969]

The first entry in Leslie Stewart’s diary read: Dear Diary: This morning I met the man I am going to marry.
Sidney Sheldon The Best Laid Plans, [1998]


The Midnight Shift: the shooter was going to work.

John Sandford, Heat Lightning, Virgil Flowers, [2009]

I was tempted to start explaining why this book is different from all the other cleaning and organizing books that are now cluttering your bookshelves, being used to level the dining room table, or holding down a pile of clutter! 

Marla Cilley, Sink Reflections, [2002]
Almost anyone comparing the perfectly manufactured crystal dome – easily the size of a palace – and the gooey, glowing, green substance upon which it floated would appraise the former as the more precious.
Danny Birt, Beginning, Second Book of the Laurian Pentology
Now, I'm not sure I like the new look of the pictures in this post, but I was desperate to try out the new Amazon Associates feature to see how easy it was to add this many books. 

It is extremely simple to use and much quicker than hunting the net for pictures and then downloading them to my computer, save as, and then uploading them to Blogger, which is what I normally do. It can take quite a few hours to prepare a post like this!  So for it's time saving factor it's worth it. But annoyingly it wont let me place a picture in the centre! :)

What's your Thursday 13?

March 2010 - Please welcome Fiona Robyn our Author in the Spotlight!

Shelley Munro's - A book of your choice from her back list - ends 30th March 2010

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  1. More great books. And as a writer on mysteries, I can tell you the Underwood quote is so true. The usually accepted reason is we have had such a long, uninterrupted cultural development in the UK.

  2. Hi there! I just popped in to say that I was having a huge amount of trouble logging in to Movies- Princess site. So hopefully you'll pop here and see this message. Strangely I couldn't even click through the contact or about me pages either, in an effort to contact you. Hope its just me!

  3. Hi Anthony,

    Yes we have a long history so there are bound to be skeletons in our cupboards, or should that be ghosts in our attics?

    I love reading non-fiction books about ghosts, much in the same way I love to watch programmes like "Most Haunted". :)

  4. Now that I got to read the first line of Sheldon's Best Laid Plans, I remember I did read that novel.

    No. 61 sounds pretty :)

    And the ghosts! They're some of the major things I love about England. When I mentioned English ghosts to a colleague who is from Sheffield, he said, "England is probably the most haunted place on earth." I spent hours in those book shops on The Shambles, mainly browsing books on ghosts. If only baggage weight wasn't an issue on the flight back!

  5. Hi Hazel,

    61 is actually a book I loved dearly as a child. Same with The Cat in the Hat!

    Oh, yes, ghost talk! I posted a picture of a "possible" ghost seen at Ham Hall a while back. Maybe I can find it with a search on this blog...

    Anyway, luck us, we have ghosts! Although I'm yet to see one. Do I want to? Hmmm. Not sure! LOL Only if they are friendly and come with a smile...

  6. I loved the Kite Runner. Those first words have stuck with me ever since. And the movie was well done too.

    Here's my 13 for fun this week. Come over and laugh a time or two. I always enjoy the company-- Have a great day!!

  7. Great list! This reminded me that I have not read Finger Lickin' Fifteen yet. I am off to put that on hold at my library. I love me some Janet Evanovich! :-)

  8. I love Janet's first line.

  9. I like a few of those myself.

    Have a great Thursday!

  10. Those are great. First lines can make all the difference in getting into a story. I love last lines too!

  11. These are great. I always struggle with my first page. I never think its quite done and have to force myself to move on. Great list. Happy T13!

  12. I've actually read quite a few of these, which makes a change!

  13. the only first line I remember is the cat in the hat bec i read the book countless times to my boys, lol!

  14. Nice list there :D
    5 more months until Hunger Games 3 :D

  15. Oh well I liked the 54 one makes me wanna ead the book

    Thanks for stopping by on mine :)

    Happy TT

  16. Hi! Thanks for your comments. If I haven't already, I'm popping by to check your blog now! :)


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