Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Opening Line Challenge Answers

Here are the answers to the Opening Line Challenge I presented on July 16. Did you know some of them? Let's see...

1. (..dreamt I went to Manderley..) Rebecca by Daphne duMaurier. I still have my old paperback copy that I purchased in high school. It was printed in 1967 and cost 50 cents.

2. (Mma Ramotswe had... ) The No. 1 Ladies Detective Agency by Robert McCall Smith. I am in a slow progression of reading the whole series. I have read the first 8. I own 9, 10, and 11. I believe there is a 12 out, also. I wish he'd quit writing in this series so I could feel like I could get to the end! They're good books, though. Also they are very fun to listen to on tape; and the series made for HBO is great!! Wish they'd come back with more, but I heard someone key (producer, I think) died.

3. (...watch lying on the green carpet...) All But My Life by Gerda Weissmann Klein. It's a memoir written by a Holocaust survivor. I have met Gerda Klein in person! She is a very kind and loving soul. She has counseled with people such as the student body of Columbine High School, to help them recover from trauma without holding hate in their hearts. Amazing.

4. (I sat in the lobby...) Broken Cord by Michael Dorris. This is one of the first books I ever read on the subject of Fetal Alcohol Syndrome. Sadly, it is still VERY prevalent. We need to do more about this completely avoidable delibitating condition.

5. (Here is Edward Bear...) Winnie the Pooh by A.A. Milne. Did anyone NOT know this one?

6. (I first heard of Antonia...) My Antonia by Willa Cather

7. (The earliest streaks of light... ) Amish Grace: How Forgiveness Transcended Tragedy by Kraybill, Nolt, and Weaver-Zercher. We had a mini-session on this book at a recent United Methodist Women event. I've had the book on my shelf forever and have been meaning to read it. I promise I will soon!

8. (First Lieutenant J.C. carried letters...) The Things They Carried by Tim O'Brien. This is another one I have been meaning to read.

So, how did you do? Did anyone know them all???


Pam in KC said...

sad to say, but Winnie the Pooh was the only one I DID know.

Anonymous said...

I didn't get them all. But it was fun to scratch my head over them for a while.

AnnieO said...

I knew three! Rebecca, Winnie the Pooh, and My Antonia. I love to read but never seem to get to the library!

woolywoman said...

My Antonia is my absolute favorite book in the entire world.