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T5W: Favourite First Lines

118368I like doing a quick Top 5 Wednesday, and this week is such a good one that I couldn’t resist! This week, T5W is favourite first lines from books. And unlike some weeks, it was quite simple, no ruling things out and no struggling to think of the last option. Once again, there is a children’s book theme. I just can’t help it:

  1. ”All children, except one, grow up” Peter Pan J M Barrie
  2. ”It’s a funny thing about mothers and fathers. Even when their own child is the most disgusting little blister you could ever imagine, they still think that he or she is wonderful.” Matila Roald Dahl
  3. ”If you are interested in stories with happy endings, you would be better off reading some other book. In this book, not only is there no happy ending, there is no happy beginning and very few happy things in the middle.” The Bad Beginning (A Series of Unfortunate Events) Lemony Snicket
  4. ”Congratulations! Today is your day. You’re off to Great Places! You’re off and away!” Oh, the Places You’ll Go! Dr. Seuss
  5. ”Once Upon a Time” Grimm’s Fairy Tales Jacob and Wilhelm Grimm