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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


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

9. Lords and Ladies - Terry Pratchett?


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

Undoubtedly a good guess, but nay!


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)


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

Biiingo! And one of mine too.


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

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


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

Emma Bull, as Misha reminds me, the author.


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



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

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

I love that book.


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.


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. :)


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

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


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

Unicornless and full of genderfuckery and slashiness!

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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.


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!


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

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


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

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


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*


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

Big with the LOL for your icon.


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

All the fault of yin_again!