Tuesday, July 30, 2013

Top Ten Tuesday: Beginnings/Endings

hosted by The Broke and The Bookish. 

Here are the first and last lines of some of my favorite books.  I'll let the quotes speak for themselves.


1. "Mr. and Mrs. Dursley, of number four, Privet Drive, were proud to say that they were perfectly normal, thank you very much." - Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone by J.K. Rowling

2. "My name is India Opal Buloni, and last summer my daddy, the preacher, sent me to the store for a box of macaroni-and-cheese, some white rice, and two tomatoes and I came back with a dog." - Because of Winn-Dixie by Kate DiCamillo

3. "The morning after noted child prodigy Colin Singleton graduated from high school and got dumped for the nineteenth time by a girl named Katherine, he took a bath." - An Abundance of Katherines by John Green

4. "The best time to talk to ghosts is just before the sun comes up." - Chains by Laurie Halse Anderson

5. "Here we go again." - Bud, Not Buddy by Christopher Paul Curtis

6. "It is a truth universally acknowledged, that a single man in possession of a good fortune, must be in want of a wife." - Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen

7. "In a hole in the ground there lived a Hobbit." - The Hobbit by J.R.R. Tolkien


1. "So we beat on, boats against the current, borne back ceaselessly into the past." - The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald 

2. "Behind him, across vast distances of space and time, from the place he had left, he thought he heard music too.  but perhaps it was only an echo." - The Giver by Lois Lowry

3. "Don't ever tell anybody anything.  If you do, you start missing everybody." - The Catcher in the Rye by J.D. Salinger

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