Tuesday, September 1, 2009

It's spelled S-H-A-W

Aaron Polson tagged the whole planet with this meme. Here's the rules, and I wish my last name was longer:

From the biggest bookcase you have, pick out one book whose author’s last name starts with each letter of your last name. If you have no books by an author whose last name starts with a particular letter, go to the next letter. If you have two of the same letter in your last name, get two separate authors, not two books by the same author. Bonus: If you can, pick the first book you haven’t read off your shelf, unless you’re one of those people who’s read all the books you own.

- Post the first sentence of each book, along with the author and title. Feel free to skip prefaces and such, especially if they’re by a different writer.

S is for Lisa Shearin, and I'm a total fangirl. From Magic Lost, Trouble Found: "Sorcerers weren't normal, sorcery wasn't natural, and Quentin Rand didn't like either one."

H is for Barry Hughart. From Bridge of Birds: "I shall clasp my hands together and bow to the corners of the world."

A is for Richard Adams, and I don't even have to look at the book because I have the first line and most of the first paragraphs memorized. From Watership Down: "The primroses were over."

W is for Patricia C. Wrede. From Dealing with Dragons: "Linderwall was a large kingdom, just east of the Mountains of Morning, where philosophers were highly respected and the number five was fashionable."

That was fun! Now it's your turn!

8 comments:

Danielle Ferries said...

This Meme is great. I'm going to do it as well.

K.C. Shaw said...

I was disappointed I only got to pick four books. On the other hand, you've got to find two E's. :)

Cate Gardner said...

Ooh, and the meme keeps on spreading. :D

K.C. Shaw said...

That's because Aaron tagged everybody. :)

Alan W. Davidson said...

*sighs* I already looked in my bookcase and can't find an 'A' an 'I' or an 'N' author. Damn long names!

Jamie Eyberg said...

I am thinking of doing the same thing with my first name, just for fun.

Aaron Polson said...

Oh, Watership Down! Awesome book.

K.C. Shaw said...

Alan--you can come over to my house and borrow some books. :)

Jamie--hey, first name too! Good idea! That would be great for me; I could use my full name of Katherine and really go to town.

Aaron--It's one of my favorite books ever. My old paperback is literally falling apart and held together by tape.