Daily Prompt: Call Me Ishmael – The First Sentence

I usually do not post on a weekend but the Daily Prompt caught my eye and of course I just had to respond.  DP Challenge: Take the first sentence from your favorite book and make it the first sentence of your post.

My very very first thought was my favorite first sentence is not in my favorite book.  Way back in October 2011 I wrote about three of my personal fave authors and called it Cussler, Koontz and Stockett, and the line said, “Death was driving an emerald green Lexus“.

The first sentence of my favorite book is “He should never have taken that short cut.”  It’s from Michael Crighton’s book TIMELINE and the poor book is barely hanging on to existence.  Well actually it is not hanging on at all.  Its soft cover is curled back from the spine top and bottom.  The back cover has about an inch square flapped firmly back and some of the pages are missing.  At first I kept putting the pages back loose leaf like and then one day a few pages disappeared.  That was okay as I thought I would just fill the gaps in from memory as I read and reread and reread.  This book has served me well for the last twelve years but I can’t put it to rest until I replace it.

I discovered a long time ago that bedtime reading cannot be anything I am currently reading for the first time because I simply cannot put the book down.  So bedtime fare is one of a few fave rereads (although sometimes I get so caught up in it….well you know.)

So my poor book, like a weary soldier continues to soothe my soul and mind and guard against that thief of the night, Insomnia’ and yes it will be retired once I find another copy.

my valiant knight/night

my valiant knight/night

looks pretty weary huh?

looks pretty weary huh?

held together by the last straw I think

held together by the last straw I think

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8 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Gede Prama
    Nov 28, 2013 @ 13:20:05

    Amazing and Thank you… @ ^_^
    kindness blossoms in your heart

    Reply

  2. judithhb
    Jan 06, 2013 @ 20:45:54

    Is there anything more comforting than a well read, loved book and a cup of tea or coffee in a favourite armchair?

    Reply

  3. Lenore Diane
    Jan 05, 2013 @ 19:40:40

    Ah, the equivalent to a child’s beloved stuffed animal, both become tattered and torn which are two signs they are/were well loved.

    Reply

  4. Crowing Crone Joss
    Jan 05, 2013 @ 19:27:34

    is there any greater comfort than a well loved book?

    Reply

  5. Chatter Master
    Jan 05, 2013 @ 11:18:37

    That book is well loved. A book, I am sure, any author would be proud to have been written and loved so well.

    Reply

  6. terry1954
    Jan 05, 2013 @ 11:08:52

    it is nice to have a book that carries so much meaning in your own life. thank you also for the ping back. it is an honor for me

    Reply

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