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*Raises head again*
I know, twice in the same month, whatwhat?

For bookmemery, which is more or less irresistible. Snurched most recently from kimera.

    1. Pick 10 of your favorite books or series.
    2. Post the first sentence of each book. (If one sentence seems too short, post two or three!)
    3. Let everyone try to guess the titles and authors of your books.


1. Dying's not so bad. At least I won't have to answer the telephone.

2. Mother, I am in love with a robot. The Silver Metal Lover by Tanith Lee, guessed by outsideth3box

3. Any Christmas visitor looking for Carnival's Hide dropped down from the hilltops by a shingle road that elbowed its way across farmland already scrawled over by sheep tracks.

4. One day, Old Witch, the head witch of all the witches, was banished. The Witch Family by Eleanor Estes, guessed by maisfeeka

5. Farrell arrived in Avicenna at four-thirty in the morning, driving a very old Volkswagen bus named Madame Schumann-Heink. The Folk of the Air by Peter S. Beagle, guessed by jadelennox

6. Grant lay on his high white cot and stared at the ceiling.

7. In the Hour before time began, Meerclar Allmother came out of the darkness to the cold earth.

8. It's raining, Annie. Annie on My Mind by Nancy Garden, guessed by rhi_silverflame

9. There came three ladies at sundown. The Innkeeper's Song by Peter S. Beagle, guessed by steelneko

10. By day, the Nicollet Mall winds through Minneapolis like a paved canal. The War For the Oaks by Emma Bull, guessed by auroramama

justhuman

2009-10-30 01:14 am (UTC) (Link)

9. Lords and Ladies - Terry Pratchett?

mpoetess

2009-10-30 01:17 am (UTC) (Link)

Undoubtedly a good guess, but nay!

outsideth3box

2009-10-30 01:15 am (UTC) (Link)

I only know one of them: #2, which is Silver Metal Lover, one of my all-time favorite books.

Oops, forgot to say, it's by Tanith Lee.

Edited at 2009-10-30 01:16 am (UTC)

mpoetess

2009-10-30 01:18 am (UTC) (Link)

Biiingo! And one of mine too.

auroramama

2009-10-30 01:58 am (UTC) (Link)

Is 10. War for the Oaks? Such a good use of the city as a character.

auroramama

2009-10-30 01:58 am (UTC) (Link)

Emma Bull, as Misha reminds me, the author.

mpoetess

2009-10-30 02:23 am (UTC) (Link)

Yupyupyup!

maisfeeka

2009-10-30 03:02 am (UTC) (Link)

4) The Witch Family by... Eleanor Estes, I think.

I love that book.

mpoetess

2009-10-30 03:56 am (UTC) (Link)

Me too; the copy I have is the one I've had since I was a kid, which I loved more than reasonably because the main character shared my name.

maisfeeka

2009-10-30 11:16 pm (UTC) (Link)

I have no idea why I have always loved it so much. I used to get it out of the library every month or so as a kid and somewhat less frequently into my adulthood and then finally went, 'Ya know? I could actually just buy this now and have my own copy...'

So I did. :)

steelneko

2009-10-30 03:05 am (UTC) (Link)

9. The Innkeeper's Song by Peter S. Beagle! One of his unicorn-less books. ;)

mpoetess

2009-10-30 03:56 am (UTC) (Link)

Unicornless and full of genderfuckery and slashiness!

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mpoetess

2009-10-30 03:58 am (UTC) (Link)

I love Folk of the Air so much that my paperback copy has been worn to shreds, and justhuman sent me a hardback that...contains the last page, unlike the paperback.

mpoetess

2009-11-30 11:06 pm (UTC) (Link)

And entire freaking month later, memory and OCD requires me to correct that: nakedwesley sent me the hardback version!

rhi_silverflame

2009-10-30 01:16 pm (UTC) (Link)

8 - Annie on My Mind by Nancy Garden, innit?

bitchy_smurf

2009-10-30 01:21 pm (UTC) (Link)

It is! And I'll edit when I'm not too lazy to log out!

rhi_silverflame

2009-10-30 01:26 pm (UTC) (Link)

I wanna find my copy of that now. Just thinking about it now is giving me flashbacks to rainy afternoons in used bookstores in Northampton, MA. *nostalgics*

1_mad_squirrel

2009-10-30 03:49 pm (UTC) (Link)

Big with the LOL for your icon.

mpoetess

2009-10-31 01:23 am (UTC) (Link)

All the fault of yin_again!