- My favourite first lines are not ones that you’ll find on top ten lists:
“When a day that you happen to know is a Wednesday starts off by sounding like a Sunday, there is something seriously wrong somewhere.” – John Wyndham, The Day of the Triffids
“It was a dazzling four-sun afternoon.” – Issac Asmiov and Robert Silverberg, Nightfall
“In defense of Althalus, it should be noted that he was in very tight financial circumstances and more than a little tipsy when he agreed to undertake the theft of the Book.” – David and Leigh Eddings, The Redemption of Althalus
- I’ve read every single book in the Belgariad and Malloreon series, but I don’t own any of them.
- I don’t use bookmarks – I dog ear.
- My mother read me Alice in Wonderland when I was young and it bloody terrified me. She bought the Disney video and watched it with me, thinking that would help. IT. DID. NOT.
- I’ve never read Frank Herbert’s Dune, I’ve only seen the film(s).
- I prefer the audio drama versions of Hitchhiker’s to the books (though this is mainly due to the fact that my dad would play the cassettes in the car on long journeys when I was little).
- There is a hardback copy of American Gods sitting on one of my bookshelves. Gathering dust.
- Below is a list of clothbound classics I own but haven’t read (and don’t intend to – I bought them because the covers are pretty):
Crime and Punishment,
Sense and sensibility,
- I will never ever read Ender’s Game., because fuck Orson Scott Card.
- I only pretended to read the Chronicles of Thomas Covenant because my dad loves them so much.
- I spend far more time then I should reading book versions of video games.
- I’ve read every single novel in the Stephanie Plum series – but I will deny that fact vehemently in public.
There are probably more, but those are the main ones. Tell me yours?