Monday, July 29, 2013

top beginnings and endings



The Broke and the Bookish want to know our Top Ten Favorite Beginnings and Endings.  Right now, I could only think of SIX!  Looking forward to having my memory jogged by what you have liked! With endings, it's a little harder, because you don't want to give the story away. 



Beginnings:

“It is a truth universally acknowledged, that a single man in possession of a good fortune must be in want of a wife.” Pride & Prejudice by Jane Austen.

Zane accidentally kills Death in Piers Anthony’s On a Pale Horse, which is the start to a great fantasy series on The Immortals (back before it was 'cool'!).

"If Singletree’s only florist didn’t deliver her posies half-drunk, I might still be married to that floor-licking, scum-sucking, receptionist-nailing hack-accountant, Mike Terwilliger." …And One Last Thing by Molly Harper (hilarious!)

“Day 5994… I wake up….The body is the easiest thing to adjust to, if you’re used to waking up in a new one each morning. It’s the life, the context of the body, that can be hard to grasp.” Every Day by David Leviathan captured my attention completely with his writing style and premise.

When June has an accident where her passenger dies, she begins to complete a list of “20 Things to do before I turn 25,” in honor of Marissa. The Next Thing on My List by Jill Smolinski is a poignant book about a lady trying to discover herself through someone else's list of things to do.

Endings:

I don’t want to say what it is, but the ending of Emily and Einstein by Linda Francis Lee is bittersweet and heartwarming at the same time.  One of those books you just hug to your chest when you finish, as you are wiping away the tears.

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5 comments:

  1. Love The Pride and Prejudice opener! Can't believe I forgot to include that on my list. ;)

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  2. I know what you mean re: the closing sentences, I had done a list previously and yeah, one had to be careful with that, lol :)

    My TTT

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  3. I think you have to be very careful when talking about book endings! Great choices.

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  4. I have seen the opening line of Pride and Prejudice on almost everyone's TTT post today - including mine. I mean, you just can't go wrong with P&P. It's my favorite book. And that first line is perfect, showcasing Austen's sense of humor, setting up the plot and setting the tone for the whole book. I love everything about Pride and Prejudice :)

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  5. The Next Thing on My List sounds like a great read.

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