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First Sentence Of Current Book - Part Three

This is a continuation of the topic First Sentence Of Current Book - Part Two.

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Edited: Feb 2, 1:06pm Top

"Far away on the almost bare line of the prairie horizon group of trees used to show. There was a tall one, and a short one, and then a tallish crooked one and another short one. And to my childish eyes they spelled l-i-f-e, as plainly as any word in my reader was spelled."

A Stepdaughter of the Prairie, 1914, by Margaret Lynn.

Edited: Feb 2, 1:07pm Top

duplicate post

Feb 2, 3:37pm Top

NOW I THINK THE PICTURE WAS UNSPOOLING ALL ALONG AND I JUST failed to notice. The obvious really isn’t so—at least it wasn’t to me, a Midwestern male cruising at medium altitude, aspiring vaguely to decency, contributing to PBS, moderate in all things including romantic forays, and doing unto others more or less reciprocally.

Virgil Wander by Leif Enger

Feb 2, 4:37pm Top

I've been getting a lot of "Duplicate Post" messages;
all have been, I suppose, from LT's System; yours (2)
is the first from a member. I don't know what the message
means -- from you or from LT. Scrolling back, I don't see
that anything has been duplicated. ? ? ! !

Feb 2, 4:45pm Top

You'll see that I edited the post, as it duplicated what I wrote in #1.

Edited: Feb 2, 8:20pm Top

Thanks, 2wonderY. (But I still don't see what is the "duplication"?!).
I guess I can live without
knowing what was the :"repeat", but my curiosity will live on, too.

Feb 4, 4:30pm Top

The day Somebody McSomebody put a gun to my breast and called me a cat and threatened to shoot me was the same day the milkman died.

-- Milkman by Anna Burns

Feb 4, 6:01pm Top

'It's a beautiful night and no mistake. You would never think there was a war somewhere.'

A Temporary Gentleman by Sebastian Barry.

Feb 4, 7:41pm Top

If not for the second-worst mistake of Grace Healey’s life, she never would have found the suitcase.

the lost girls of Paris by Pam Jenoff

Edited: Feb 5, 6:42pm Top

"My beloved brothers and sisters, my dear young friends.
You, the youth of today, are the generation born at the
beginning of the third millennium."

A Call for Revolution; a vision of the future
by Bstan-dzin-rgya misho (The Dalai Lama)

Feb 9, 12:43pm Top

The Georgenhof estate was not far from Mitkau, a small town in East Prussia, and now, in winter, the Georgenhof, surrounded by old oaks, lay in the landscape like a black island in a white sea.

-- All for Nothing by Walter Kempowski

Feb 9, 3:13pm Top

The early morning conversation had taken place in bed,
in London, after drinking bradny with guests until the
wee hours.

Desperate Measures by Stuart Woods

Feb 10, 10:53am Top

If I tell you what happened that night in Ekaterinburg I will have to unwind my memory - all the twisted coils - and lay it into your palm.
I Was Anastasia by Ariel Lawhon

Feb 10, 7:38pm Top

When you remember those times, they return to you in a series of photographs.

Red Leaves by Thomas H. Cook

Feb 11, 4:24pm Top

I had better let the cat out of the bag at
once and record my opinion that the English
character is essentially middle class.

Abinger Harvest by E. M. Forster

Feb 12, 1:10pm Top

On the coast of the small Philippine island of Marinduque, a man in a black shirt and blue shorts walks up the shore carrying a baby in his arms.

-- Storming the Wall: Climate Change, Migration and Homeland Security by Todd Miller

Feb 12, 6:54pm Top

"We want answers from God. We have a ravenous appetite
for clarity in life."
Beginning of :"Introduction" to The Grand Paradox
by Ken Wytsma

Feb 14, 7:28am Top

Time is a lot of the things that people say that God is. (from the prologue)

The dog sensed them first. (1st sentence of chapter 1)

A Breath of Snow and Ashes by Diana Gabaldon

Edited: Feb 14, 7:51pm Top

The empath experience is most certainly a unique one.

The Empath Experience: what to do when you feel
everything by Sidney Campos

Feb 15, 12:57pm Top

This is not a conventional cookbook.

-- The Debt to Pleasure by John Lanchester

Feb 15, 6:55pm Top

I am doomed to remember a boy with a wrecked
voice -- not because of his voice, or because he
was the smallest person I ever knew, or even because
he was the instrument of my mother's death, but because
he is the reason I believe in God.

A Prayer for Owen Meany by John Irving

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