Top Ten Tuesday is an original meme created by The Broke and the Bookish for list addicts. The only catch (and it’s a biggie) is that you are supposed to stick to ten things. This week’s list is…
Top Ten Best Beginnings
I’ve seriously got this one nailed. Ten? Try 25! I whittled it down to my absolute, complete and utter favourites that I couldn’t bear to part with. That only got me down to 24 so I randomly deleted four and then horror-struck at which ones I had deleted, I promptly added them back in. I eventually gave up and asked the guy who sits next to me at work to do a hatchet job. I now have a fairly outraged stack of books looking at me with their “why you no love me?” spines.
1. Defending Angels by Mary Stanton
“Hanged by the neck until dead, every one of ’em”, Lavinia Mather said with enormous satisfaction.
2. The Eyre Affair by Jasper Fforde
My father had a face that could stop a clock.
3. Monster in My Closet by R. L. Naquin
Of all the possible weapons I might have grabbed, I chose a toilet brush.
4. A Witch’s Handbook of Kisses and Curses by Molly Harper
My week started with spectral portents of doom floating over my bed while I was trying to have anniversary sex with my boyfriend.
8. The Hobbit by J.R.R. Tolkein
In a hole in the ground there lived a hobbit. Not a nasty, dirty, wet hole, filled with the ends of worms and an oozy smell, nor yet a dry, bare, sandy hole with nothing in it to sit down on or to eat: it was a hobbit-hole, and that means comfort.