Thursday, July 24, 2008

Booking Through Thursday

Beginnings July 24, 2008

What are your favourite first sentences from books? Is there a book that you liked specially because of its first sentence? Or a book, perhaps that you didn’t like but still remember simply because of the first line?

I think most reader are familiar with the first line "It was the best of times, it was the worst of times." To be honest, I can't remember any first lines of books that stayed with me. Title catch me more than first lines. I just finished a book with the title Don't Make Me Choose Between Me and My Shoes by Dixie Cash. Tell me that's not a catchy title?

9 comments:

gautami tripathy said...

Apart those lines quoted by you, I do not remember any others!

:D

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The Kool-Aid Mom said...

I love catchy titles, and that one sounds interesting. I've got several books on Mt. TBR that I picked up for the sheer joy of being asked what I'm reading.

Smilingsal said...

Catchy titles: now there's another BTT prompt!

Confuzzled Books said...

That's a popular one. I haven't read it but i have heard the line before.

Marie said...

that's a great title. :-)

Charli and me said...

I also love catchy titles and book covers too.

smariek said...

I don't remember first lines very well either. As for titles, I really like "Surely You're Joking, Mr. Feynman!", and it turned out to be a great read.

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Nithin said...

I haven't read the book, but I have heard of that line somewhere.

Here's my list of memorable first lines.

Shannon H. said...

Very true! Titles are more catchy than first lines.