So I was trying to think of something a bit fun, and a bit different to do on the blog, and I remembered my favourite meme from my livejournal days where you pressed shuffle on your
i-tunes generic music player, listed the first lines and got people to guess what the song was. I thought you could do that with books. So here are the first lines/paragraphs of some books, mostly fairly well known, but a few more obscure, from my shelves. Names and title of the book where included are stared out. Can you guess what the books are?
I’ll update as correct answers come in.
1) “When I wake up, the other side of the bed is cold. My fingers stretch out, seeking ****’s warmth but finding only the rough canvas cover of the mattress.”
4) “A fug of tobacco smoke and damp clammy air hit her as she entered the café. She had come in from the rain and drops of water still trembled like delicate dew on the fur coats of some of the women inside”
5) “Not for the first time, an argument had broken out over breakfast at (Number Four, Privet Drive).”
6) “In 1972 I was sixteen- young, my father said, to be traveling with him on his diplomatic missions”
7) “*(Scarlett O’Hara) was not beautiful, but men seldom realised it when caught by her charms as the Tarleton twins were” 8) “I was born twice: first, as a baby girl, on a remarkably smogless Detroit day in January of 1960; then again, as a teenage boy, in an emergency room near, Petosky, Michigan, in August of 1974.”
The Eyre Affair- Jasper Fforde guessed by Falaise @ 2606 Books and Counting
10) “When the phone rang I was in the kitchen, boiling a potful of spaghetti and whistling along to an FM broadcast of the overture on Rossini’s The Thieving Magpie, which has to be the perfect music for cooking pasta”
What do you think?