I really thought more people would be interested in playing the fun Famous First Words meme I posted like a week ago, but only one person left me comments and she didn’t know any of the lines – are they really that hard or did nobody feel like playing that day? Maybe you meant to comment, but your computer crashed mid-reply? Maybe you were abducted by aliens who cleared out your cache? Maybe you just started reading my blog yesterday and haven’t gone far back enough on mommablogsalot archives (try it, it’s fun!) to play along? Well just in case, I’m giving you all one last chance – if anybody decides to play along, I’ll post the answers on Friday.
To make it EVEN easier for you, I won’t make you trek back to the original post, but rather I’ll insert a “quote” here with all the crucial info:
1,000 points to whoever can guess all 11 books. Points are redeemable in the form of bragging rights, of course.
- “Scarlett O’Hara was not beautiful, but men seldom realized it when caught by her charm as the Tarleton twins were.” I almost didn’t use this book, because – come on, seriously, how big of a hint do you need, but it is my favorite book so I can’t delete it in good conscience.
- “You think you know how this story is going to end, but you don’t.” Do you?
- “My mother drove me to the airport with the windows rolled down.” Not very telling of the awesome that is to come in this one…
- “In a valley shaded with rhododendrons, close to the snow line, where a stream milky with meltwater splashed and where doves and linnets flew among the immense pines, lay a cave, half-hidden by the crag above the stiff heavy leaves that clustered below.” A mouthful!!
- “Please tell me that’s not going to be part of my birthday dinner this evening.”
- “There are some men who enter a woman’s life and screw it up forever.” Ain’t that the truth…
- “If you are interested in stories with happy endings, you would be better off reading some other book.” Another terribly easy one, in my opinion anyway.
- “The early summer sky was the color of cat vomit.” Seriously?
- “On the morning of October 4, 1899, Elizabeth Adora Holland — the eldest daughter of the late Mr. Edward Holland and his widow, Louisa Gansevoort Holland — passed into the kingdom of heaven.” Should be obvious if you’ve read the book – a total mystery, otherwise.
- “Marley was dead: to begin with.” Anyone who doesn’t know this one is just seriously fired from life. Sorry.
- “My father had a face that could stop a clock.” Anyone who knows this one, can be my new BFF.
See, wasn’t that fun? Don’t you know like ALL the answers? Collect your 1,000 points today by commenting below! But to warn you – write down your answers before looking at the comments or you might cheat by accident, and that would be bad, bad very bad!! Nobody likes a cheater!
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