Friday, March 20, 2009

Friday Fun, First Line Games (2)

Every Friday I'm going to post a bit of a book related game, maybe some trivia or a quiz or something entertaining. I'll give you the weekend to ponder it over and then I'll put the answers up on a Sunday :) Sound like fun?

First Lines Game - Can you work out what books these first lines come from?

  1. All children, except one, grow up.
  2. In a hole in the ground lived a hobbit.
  3. There was a boy called Eustace Clarence Scrubb, and he almost deserved it.
  4. There was a hand in the darkness, and it held a knife.
  5. It is a truth universally acknowledged, that a single man in possession of a good fortune must be in want of a wife.
  6. My lady and I are being shut up in a tower for seven years.
  7. If someone had asked Jared Grace what jobs his brother and sister would have when they grew up, he would have had no trouble replying.
  8. It was nearing midnight and the Prime Minister was sitting alone in his office, reading a long memo that was slipping through his brain without leaving the slightest trace of meaning behind.
  9. Until he was four years old, James Henry Trotter had a happy life.
  10. Suppose that you and I were sitting in a quiet room overlooking a garden, chatting and sipping at our cups of green tea while we talked about something that had happened a long while ago, and I said to you, "That afternoon when I met so-and-so...was the very best afternoon of my life, and also the very worst afternoon."
  11. First the colors.
  12. The early summer sky was the color of cat vomit.
  13. If you didn't know much about the Baudelaire orphans, and you saw them sitting on their suitcases at Damocles Dock, you might think that they were bound for an exciting adventure.
  14. When I wake up, the other side of the bed is cold.
  15. The week before I left my family and Florida and the rest of my minor life to go to boarding school in Alabama, my mother insisted on throwing me a going-away party.
Think it over! You can post your guesses here if you like, and then on Sunday I'll put the answers up so you can see how you went :)

[Future suggestions appreciated!]


  1. 5. Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen
    6. Book of a Thousand Days by Shannon Hale
    8. Harry Potter something or other? 6? 5?
    11. The Book Thief
    12. Shoot! I know I've read this one before... darnit... the cat vomit thing is not something you encounter every day
    15. Looking for Alaska

    I feel like i should know 14 as well... grrr...

  2. 1 Peter Pan
    5 Pride and Predjudice
    8 Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince?
    9 James and the Giant Peach
    10 Memoirs of a Geisha ?
    11 I think the book theif?
    12 Its The Uglies by Scott Westerfeild
    13 Series of Unfortunate Events (The Wide Window, I think)
    15 Looking for Alaska / John Green go nerdfighters

  3. 2. The Hobbit?
    3. Voyage of the Dawn Treader
    4. The Graveyard Book
    7. The Spiderwick Chronicles

    and yes, 13 is The Wide Window.

  4. I am totally lost but i've only read two of those books so I guess it's okay.. lol.

  5. I love these! I think I know about half of them! Woot :)

  6. Wow, I got most of last weeks but not this week.

    1. Peter Pan
    2. The Hobbit
    8. Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince
    9. James and the Giant Peach
    13. The End by Lemony Snicket?

  7. 1. Peter Pan
    2. The Hobbot
    4. The Graveyard Book
    5. Pride and Prejudice
    8. Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince
    9. James and the Giant Peach
    12. Uglies
    13. The Wide Window

  8. 1. Peter Pan
    2. The Hobbit
    3. Dawn Treader - I just read this one last week^^
    7. The Field Guide
    8. Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince
    9. James and the Giant Peach

    Give up . That's all I know^^
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