We read...

To know we are not alone. ~C.S. Lewis~

Thursday, April 16, 2009

A meme hosted by me all about those all important first words:
* Copy/paste the theme/question and FF button into your own blog (remember to include author/title in your answer)
* leave a comment and link to your post. If you don’t have a blog yet, please leave a comment I’d love to hear from you.
* Some week's there'll a puzzle, the answer will be up next Friday (or earlier if it's really bugging you).
*Lastly let me know what you think...love Friday Firsts? hate it? got ideas to improve it? got ideas for questions/themes?

This week’s question is about children's literature firsts. This question is prompted by
* Staci who, last week, reminded me of a long forgotten favourite from Charlotte’s Web
' "Where's Papa going with that axe?" said Fern to her mother as they were setting the table for breakfast.' It's so full of foreboding and well ahead of its time I think.
* Becca with her favourite first last week Barrie's classic 'All children, except one, grow up.'

Do you have any fond memories from your childhood or can you share any remarkable firsts that, like E.B White's, were a bit... unexpected?

Mine is from teen fiction I read as an adult...The Book Thief by Markus Zusak ...
'Here is a small fact. You are going to die.' Another first line full of foreboding. Actually I'm not sure it's a first line the book is arranged unusually, with little asides by the narrator (The Devil) so it could be one of those but it's right at the start so that's what I'm going with for this week!

Nise' was totally correct with the answer to the puzzle: A Tale of Two Cities. There's no puzzle this week as I'm yet to work out functionality hopefully next week!


The Book Resort said...

I am behind,Wendi. Will post mine tomorrow. Have a good night = )

Rebecca said...

Mine's up. It's late, but it's up!