Tuesday, March 10, 2009
Thursday Thirteen - 10th Week of the New TT!
I already clicked select all and then delete on my first attempt at this weeks Thursday Thirteen. I'm a bit stuck for inspiration. Several ideas have come and gone leaving me less than excited.
I'm not sure what I'm going to do now, is going to be any more exciting than my first idea. But, who knows maybe it will be a winner...maybe!
I gathered 13 books laying around the room, on my desk, the bookshelf and in my bag. I thought I would give you the first line in each book and see how they weighed up against each other. Boring, quite possibly or possibly not. But it's all I got this morning.
1...Abigail Carstairs feared for her life: a situation which negated much of the pleasure she might otherwise have taken from making her curtsy to the ton.
2...No one is staring at you, I promised myself. No one is staring at you. No one is staring at you.
(I read this book towards the end of last year and I don't remember this opening sentence.)
3...Something was wrong. Heart Beating wildly, Modesty Breck sat up in bed.
4...Once upon a time there was a nice big girl named Laura.
5...There was no possibility of taking a walk that day .
6...He watched her coming. (This has possibilities...)
7...Just because I know how to change a guy's oil doesn't mean I want to spend the rest of my life on my back, staring up his undercarriage.
8...The front door slammed.
9...China, Japan, Persia and Arabia - indeed most of the world's greatest cultures - have a long tradition of erotic literature.
10..The car moved through the night, the two occupants staring silently out the windshield as the road unfolded before them .
11..Where does the wind begin? (From a really creepy book, just reading these five words made me feel that creepiness all over again)
12..The Shreveport Vampire Bar would be opening late tonight.
13..I felt like I was trapped in one of those terrifying nightmares, the one where you have to run, run till your lungs burst, but you can't make your body move fast enough.
If you have taken notice of my emoticon placements you will have worked out which 'first' lines appealed to me. As I read each line and typed it, I wondered how we ever actually get beyond some of these first lines. There must be something that promises a good read.
For me it's the covers, a known author and/or a catchy title. I'm most interested in hearing from ya'all to find out what inspires you to read a book.
Happy TT! :)
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