Saturday, June 20, 2009

Extra Opening Sentence of the Day: My Uncle Oswald

"I am beginning, once again, to have an urge to salute my Uncle Oswald." -- My Uncle Oswald by Roald Dahl. OK, this isn't the opening sentence of this day. It was the opening sentence of a week ago last Tuesday. But I forgot to post it then. The book is long since finished and reviewed.

Opening Sentence of the Day: High Fidelity

"My desert-island, all-time, top five most memorable split-ups, in chronological order: 1. Alison Ashworth 2. Penny Hardwick 3. Jackie Allen 4. Charlie Nicholson 5. Sarah Kendrew." -- High Fidelity by Nick Hornby. This is going to be pure fun. I watched the movie when it came out and loved it. But I did not realize it was a book. Normally, my rule is to read the book first, then wait a while and watch the movie. Since I saw the movie of this first, I waited for several years to read the book. Maybe a little weird, but I wanted to wait until I forgot the details.

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