Let's play a game! I have discovered that most of my readers love the same books that I do, so I'm going to list first sentences and favorite lines from some of my all-time favorite books. Can you match them up with the photos below? (Hint: there are nine books total, two pictures and two quotes per book, and the pictures are not shown next to its proper quote. Good luck!)
"Not all who wander are lost."
"It is a truth universally acknowledged that a single man in possession of a good fortune must be in want of a wife."
“Girls aren't very good at keeping maps in their brains", said Edmund, "That's because we've got something in them", replied Lucy.”
"It is our choices, Harry, that show us who we truly are, far more than our abilities."
"You must allow me to tell you how ardently I admire and love you."
"Wherein Elnora goes to high school, and learns many lessons not found in her books..."
“If ever there is tomorrow when we're not together... there is something you must always remember. You are braver than you believe, stronger than you seem, and smarter than you think. But the most important thing is, even if we're apart... I'll always be with you.”
"Once there were four children whose names were Peter, Susan, Edmund and Lucy."
"It wasn't a very likely place for disappearances, at least at first glance."
"All my heart is yours, sir: it belongs to you; and with you it would remain, were fate to exile the rest of me from your presence forever.”
“There never was a moment in my life, when I felt so in the Presence, as I do now. I feel as if the Almighty were so real, and so near, that I could reach out and touch Him, as I could this wonderful work of His, if I dared. I feel like saying to Him: 'To the extent of my brain power I realize Your presence, and all it is in me to comprehend of Your power. Help me to learn, even this late, the lessons of Your wonderful creations. Help me to unshackle and expand my soul to the fullest realization of Your wonders. Almighty God, make me bigger, make me broader!”
“Oh, aye, Sassenach. I am your master . . . and you're mine. Seems I canna possess your soul without losing my own.”
"One day when Pooh Bear had nothing else to do, he thought he would do something, so he went round to Piglet's house to see what Piglet was doing."
"And people laugh at me because I use big words. But if you have big ideas you have to use big words to express them, haven't you?"
"Mr and Mrs Dursley, of number four, Privet Drive, were proud to say that they were perfectly normal, thank you very much."
"In a hole in the ground there lived a hobbit."
"There was no possibility of taking a walk that day."
"Mrs Rachel Lynde lived just where the Avonlea main road dipped into a little hollow, fringed with alders and ladie's eardrops, and traversed by a brook that had its source away back in the woods of the old Cuthbert place; it was reputed to be an intricate, headlong brook in its earlier course through those woods, with dark secrets of pool and cascade; but by the time it reached Lynde's hollow it was a quiet, well-conducted little stream, for not even a brook could run past Mrs Rachel Lynde's door without due regard for decency and decorum; it probably was conscious that Mrs Rachel Lynde was sitting at her window, keeping a sharp eye on everything that passed, from brooks and children up, and that if she noticed any-thing odd or out of place she would never rest until she had ferreted out the whys and wherefores thereof. "
I'll be back with the answers tomorrow (although I bet you won't need them!) and that long promised peek at my garden sign!