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Re: First sentence of current book

Post by Redlegs » 10 Jul 2019, 21:45

Oh yes, we're here.

The Glass Room, Simon Mawer
So we beat on, boats against the current, borne back ceaselessly into the past.

The Great Gatsby, F Scott Fitzgerald

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Post by Kris5911 » 11 Jul 2019, 12:57

"Christmas won't be Christmas without presents," grumbled Jo, lying on the rug.

Little Women, Louisa May Alcott

(1947 Edition :D )

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Post by VitsyST » 12 Jul 2019, 19:40

"When I was six, Dad told me something really true; everyone has a to-do list."

Love Me Never by Sara Wolf

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Post by Scrubs » 13 Jul 2019, 00:06

"when I was born, the name for what I was did not exist."

CIRCE- Madeline Miller

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Post by GC50 » 13 Jul 2019, 11:46

On an exceptionally hot evening early in July a young man came out of the garret in which he lodged in S. Place and walked slowly, as though in hesitation, towards K. bridge.
Crime and Punishment by Fyodor Dostoyevsky

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Post by RachelRovere » 13 Jul 2019, 13:49

The house stood on a slight rise just on the edge of the village.

The Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy - Douglas Adams

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Post by Noosh » 13 Jul 2019, 23:47

"These two very old people are the father and mother of Mr Bucket."
Roald Dahl
Charlie and the Chocolate Factory
“Never trust anyone who has not brought a book with them.”
Lemony Snicket

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Post by Noosh » 13 Jul 2019, 23:49

"One evening just lately, as I was coming back from town to Engenho Novo on the Central line train, I met a young man from this neighborhood, whom I know by sight: enough to raise my hat to him."
Dom Casmurro
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Post by janelwhite » 14 Jul 2019, 14:20

“I gave myself a fifty-fifty chance of getting out alive.”
Executive Hoodlum by John Costello

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Post by md_taylor0215 » 14 Jul 2019, 20:20

“In the beginning was the darkness, and in the darkness was a girl, and in the girl was a secret.”

Of Beast and Beauty
Stacey Jay

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Post by Dave Manny » 14 Jul 2019, 22:22

Hands on his hips, impatience growing, Jett Sutter placed the length of his living room while his youngest sister, Betts, blathered on about God-knows-what.


The guy next door

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Post by Redlegs » 14 Jul 2019, 23:34

Nightmare Abbey, a venerable family-mansion, in a highly picturesque state of semi-dilapidation, pleasantly situated on a strip of dry land between the sea and the fens, at the verge of the county of Lincoln, had the honour to be the seat of Christopher Glowry, Esquire.

Nightmare Abbey, Thomas Love Peacock
So we beat on, boats against the current, borne back ceaselessly into the past.

The Great Gatsby, F Scott Fitzgerald

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Post by Noosh » 15 Jul 2019, 01:17

“The last time we saw Charlie, he was riding high above his home town in the Great Glass Lift.”
Roald Dahl
Charlie and the Great Glass Elevator
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Lemony Snicket

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Post by Gathoni1991 » 16 Jul 2019, 01:23

"Oren emerged from the tree line onto the North road". The Elf Accord by Jordan David.

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Post by Gift25 » 16 Jul 2019, 02:43

As humans, we have this story that if something we perceive to be wrong happens, we immediately want to fix it.

The Answer Is Energy
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