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Hi and welcome to my blog.  Hopefully you have visited my blog to read some of my writing.  Nothing beats finding that perfect poem, phrase or story to explain how you are feeling.  Often times I am asked to write something through my group on Facebook entitled "Prompted".  This group will give me a picture or a phrase and I have to write something containing it.  The first prompt for which I wrote "The Flight" required three words, owl, lightning and pudding.  The second was my basis for "Wide Awake" Sometimes I just have a feeling and start writing and when this happens just let me be.  A combination of these writings are what I wish to convey to you, my reader.  I hope that my writing touches you in the same way it touches me as I write it because isn't that the purpose of a poem is to feel it? 

Saturday, August 10, 2013

Day 10, Saturday. Opening lines from five favourite books

Hello and Happy Saturday!  For our blog today there will be no poem (maybe) because of the subject matter.  How can I possible include the opening lines of a book in a poem.  So maybe with some great graphics I can make this post stand out all the more.  I of course would like to add that as these are the opening lines to a book they will not be portrayed as mine.  These authors deserve all the credit for these great pieces of works and of course if anything is off or not quite right (even though I try to be as accurate as I can be but nobody is perfect) I wholeheartedly take the blame.  

 As most anyone knows I am an avid reader so narrowing my choices down to just five was like pulling teeth!  Anyway without further ado here they are!




1.  The Reckoning by Sharon Kay Penman 
     EVESHAM ABBEY, ENGLAND - JANUARY 1271
    " There were no stars.  The sky was the color of cinders, and shadows were spilling out of every corner."



2.  Falls the Shadow by Sharon Kay Penman
     NEFYN, NORTH WALES - DECEMBER 1236
    "Just before midnight on the eve of Christmas, the storm swept in off the Irish Sea, struck the hamlet that 
      had grown up around the manor house of Gruffyd Ap Llewelyn, Lord of the Cantref of Lln."



3.  Echoes by Danielle Steel
     "It was a lazy summer afternoon as Beata Ittgenstein strolled along the shores of Lake Geneva with her parents."
    


4.  The Girl in the Gatehouse by Julie Klassen
      September 1813
    "The end of the only life I've known thought Mariah Aubrey , looking back through the carriage window at the shrinking figures of her mother and sister."


5.  All my Love, Detrick by Roberta Kagan
     Berlin Germany, 1923
  "Inga Haswell sipped steaming tea from a chipped china cup as she gazed at the second hand bicycle."



And thank you to all the authors.  They are all on Amazon if you are interested in buying and reading their work.