Friday, March 9, 2018
Saturday Seven 8
The "thinking" part of my brain is really slow for this Saturday 7. So...I went to my bookshelves and began to pull the first seven books that have been there for a long time because I have loved them and could never part with them. Here are the books and one or two of their first lines...
"Gone Fishin' " by Walter Mosley
Mouse had changed. Before he announced his engagement to EttaMae he was a happy man, full of himself.
"Beyond the Great Snow Mountains" by Louis L'Amour
The dozen shacks that made up the village of San Esteban huddled, dwarfed and miserable, below the craggy ramparts that walled them away from the world.
"Skipping Christmas" by John Grisham
The gate was packed with weary travelers, most of them standing and huddled along the walls because the meager allotment of plastic chairs had long been taken.
"A Walk in the Woods" by Bill Bryson
Not long after I moved with my family to a small town in New Hampshire I happened upon a path that vanished into a wood on the edge of town.
"...Especially Dogs" by Gladys Taber
I got my first dog in place of a diamond ring. The ring was to be a present from my father because I was doing well in grade school.
"Especially Father" by Gladys Taber
Father really started the whole thing when he got into his personal feud with Mr. Doolittle.
"The Hobbit" by J. R.R. Tolkien
In a hole in the ground there lived a hobbit. Not a nasty, dirty, wet hole, filled with ends of worms and an oozy smell, nor yet a dry, bare, sandy hole with nothing in it to sit down on or to eat: it was a hobbit-hole, and that means comfort.
I'd love it if you have one to mention, feel free.