Saturday, November 14, 2009

Literary Meme answers

Oh, my, I forgot to get back with all you curious folks on the first lines from favorite books meme. I have this little pile here next to the computer and decided I needed to put them away and then remembered why they were there! So, here goes:

1.- Velma Still Cooks in Leeway by Vinita Hampton Wright. Susie, do you know that Vinita writes Bible study books and books on prayer? Where did I see that? At the end of a book I read it is: Relationships That Bring Life: Ruth by Ruth Haley Barton. Anyway, I looked on Amazon and found this little gem- Prayers Around the Family Table

2. Crow Lake by Mary Lawson. I shared some about this book here.

3. Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte. I admire Jane. She is such a strong woman of character. She's not a "character" she has character. A definite favorite.

4. Yes, Janet it is Girl Meets God by Lauren Winner. Also here. One of the best books I read in the past year(in fact I think I ended up reading it 3 times over the year, that has to be some kind of record.) I posted the first lines from this book, chose a couple of others and realized I was going to have 3 different books that started out talking about whiskey or some similar beverage! I didn't want you to get the wrong idea about my reading choices so I kept looking!

5. And finally, Peace Like a River by Leif Enger(everytime I type Leif I want to follow it with Ericsson for some reason!) I wrote about this book here. I picked this up at a used book sale a couple of years ago, last January I pulled it out and set it on my desk "to be read soon". But it sat, then one day Janet asked if I had read this book. I took that as a recommendation and I did and loved it. His second book So Brave, Young and Handsome was excellent too. And now we patiently wait for him to write a third.


Janet said...

Let's hope it's not another 7 years!

Thanks for giving the answers. I'm unfamiliar with those first two!

It hadn't occurred to me to be concerned about your beverage issues, but now that you mention it, hmmm....


Susie said...

I enjoyed the literary meme! Thanks for sharing it! And yes, I did know Vinita writes Bible study books and books on prayer! I can't remember if I told you, but I read the book because it was a Midday Book Club book, and it caught my interest when it was mentioned. On the day they discussed it on Midday, Vinita was actually one of the guests and they talked a little bit about other things she had done, such as the Bible study books and books on prayer. I did, by the way, return her other fiction book to the library without finishing it, which is probably a first. I just didn't care for it.

Trudy Callan said...

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Thank you so much for your time, and I hope you have a beautiful day.

God bless,