I’ve had a lot of books make my way into my house in the past year and I chose 10 for this challenge. See if you can match the first and last lines with these 10 books. Give me the title and then the letters of the first and last lines. 4 points for correct first line, 4 points for correct last line and an extra 2 if you get both. 10 points each.
You have until noon Saturday to submit your answers as a comment. Comment will be hidden until I post the answers. No Googling!
This round lasts til the end of March and the person with the most points will win a B&N gift card (total $ based on # of total participants, so please play) and a randomly selected participant will win a fun prize from me.
Have fun and Good Luck!
A Discovery of Witches D. The leather-bound volume was nothing remarkable. K. What we’ve always done, Joanna, Bridget replied. Remember the past-and await the future.
State of Wonder C. The news of Anders Eckman’s death came by way of Aerogram, a piece of bright blue airmail paper that served as both the stationery and, when folded over and sealed along the edges, the envelope. P. And Marina brought me back, and without a thought that anyone should see her, she told the driver to go on.
Girls in White Dresses A. Isabella’s sister, Molly, was married with ten bridesmaids in matching tea-length, blue floral Laura Ashley dresses. N. “You’re right. The worm turned.”
Adrenaline H. Once my wife asked me: if you knew this was our final day together, what would you say to me? R. “Ladies and gentlemen, I just acquired this bar. The drinks are on the house.”
A Scattered Life G. Skye’s earliest memory of Thomas was linked with smell of beer and the taste of blood. T. “Why don’t you leave that, Mom, and go sit down? I’ll get to it later.”
Outside the Ordinary World I. I’m pacing circles in the family therapist’s waiting room, trying to discern what my daughter is saying about me. S. At the top of the hill, our house still blazes with the light of our argument, unexpectedly bright against the new storm rolling in from the west.
The Hypnotist J. Time played tricks on him whenever he stood in front of the easel. O. And then the gap was closed.
The Girl Who Would Speak for the Dead B. The girl who would speak for the dead stood alone on the cobblestone drive after the rain. L. I went back up the drive feeling like the only living thing for miles, and a very small living thing at that, while the groundhog slept in the earth somewhere nearby, dreaming his old collected dreams.
Neighborhood Watch F. Violence in the suburbs is not accompanied by the sounds we associate it with in cities. Q. “Let’s go,” Leo says softly. And we do.
On Folly Beach E. Emmy awoke to the song of the wind in the bottle tree, to the black night and the winter chill, and knew Ben was gone from her the way the moon knows the ocean’s tide. M. Then taking a deep breath and closing her eyes, she said good-bye to Ben for the last time.