Tuesday, July 30, 2013

Top Ten Tuesday: Beginnings & Endings

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by The Broke and the Bookish. Each week features a book related topic to show case your top ten.

Discussion:
Beginnings & Endings of Books
What are your favorite beginnings and what are your favorite endings?

Beginnings:
These are just 5 books that had some beginnings that started off and hooked me, in no particular order.

1. Gone with the Wind by Margaret Mitchell
"Scarlett O'Hara was not beautiful, but men seldom realized it when caught by her charm as the Tarleton twins were."

2. Outlander by Diana Gaboldon
"It wasn't a very likely place for a disappearances, at least at first glance."

3. Anomaly by Krista McGee
"Fifteen minutes and twenty-three seconds. That's how long I have to live."

4. Grave Consequences by Lisa T. Bergren
"A shiver of fear ran down my back as I looked to the busy train platform outside my window."

5. Splitting Harriet by Tamara Leigh
"Don't want to think about anything. Which isn't all to do when you've had one too many drinks."


Endings:
These endings either left me with a WOW! or an Aww.

1.Homer's Odyssey by Gwen Cooper
"I am Homer's eyes. And he is my heart. And finally, the two of us--Homer and I--had found another person whose own heart was big enough to carry us all."

2. Bourne & Tributary by Lisa T. Bergren
"And then I let my arrow fly."

3. Catching Fire by Suzanne Collins.
I'm not going to post the last line, it would give away too much, but what an ending!

4. Covenant of War by Cliff Graham
"They all sat together for a long time, until the land grew quiet and cold, and the stars dimmed with the coming of the morning sun."

5. Little Women by Louisa May Alcott
"Oh my girls, however long you may live, I never can wish you a greater happiness than this!"


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