Wednesday, December 30, 2009

first lines meme

I don't do memes a lot, but I really like this one from Melanie at The Indextrious Reader and the more I see it popping up around the interblogs, the more keen I am to see what my first lines of each month have to say.

January
Oh, bliss.

February
As I mentioned earlier, I've decided I need to read more poetry.

March
I wanted to write about this book because, in my humble opinion, it is an outstanding gardening book. [Patrick Lima's The Organic Home Garden]

April
Oy. I did not mean to get sidetracked.

May
I'm cheating a little here.

June
Guys, I've done it again.

July
Ah, Discworld.

August
Before I started Eat, Pray, Love I was a little worried it might be too God-y for me.

September
I've had a little trouble today deciding what to pick my teaser from.

October
Curse of the Tahiera is the story of Rom, a young man who has borne the brunt of everyone's prejudices since he was a baby because of the way he looks: he is an obvious Tzanatzi.

November
"It takes more than a bit of magic and someone being blown to smoke in front of him to put a wizard off his food." [from Sourcery by Terry Pratchett]

December
Do you know what, it's Teaser Tuesday!

I see that both Discworld and Teaser Tuesday are representing, which is hardly a surprise. And then there are the spring months, where I was going through a wee reading slump. And then some reviews -- gardening books and my first ever author-provided read, which was both a good read and an important lesson in what stresses me out, blogging-wise.

Thanks for the idea Melanie, that was fun!

5 comments:

Melanie said...

Thanks for playing along - it is entertaining to look back over the year this way, I found this meme a couple of years ago over at A Work in Progress, I think. Can't quite recall where I first came across it, but have done it each year since.

Suko said...

January's opening line is wonderful. You have some excellent first sentences which would draw in readers. Terrific meme!

Happy New Year!

kiirstin said...

Melanie - It's definitely a good one. Quick and easy, but very cool.

Suko - Thanks! Happy New Year to you, too. It was your entry based on this meme that finally tipped me over the edge to do my own.

Phyl said...

Oooh, I like this! I'm going to do the same for Bookishgal. I remember reading Melanie's blog last year and thinking what a great idea this was. Time to do it.

Suko said...

Thanks for letting me know, Kiirstin. I look forward to visiting your blog more often in the new year. :)