Because I love books ~ of all kinds

I’ve got a little quiz for you today, based on something that I love:  great first lines of books.  I’m going to mix in some of the classics, with some books of the Bible.  Let’s see how you do!

We’ll start off with some simple ones, and then get harder, and I’ll put some hints at the bottom…


“Call me Ishmael.”


“All children, except one, grow up.”


“In the beginning, God created the heavens and the earth.”


“The mole had been working very hard all the morning, spring-cleaning his little home.”


“In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God.  He was in the beginning with God.”


“How lonely sits the city that was full of people!”


“The words of the Preacher, the son of David, king in Jerusalem.”


“It was a bright cold day in April, and the clocks were striking thirteen.”


“To the red country and part of the gray country of Oklahoma, the last rains came gently, and they did not cut the scarred earth.”


“Now these are the names of the children of Israel who came to Egypt; each man and his household came with Jacob:  Reuben, Simeon, Levi and Judah; Issachar, Zebulon and Benjamin; Dan, Naphtali, Gad and Asher.”


“In my younger and more vulnerable years my father gave me some advice that I’ve been turning over in my mind ever since.”



Have fun!  If you need hints, here are the (secular) authors represented:  Herman Melville, George Orwell, F. Scott Fitzgerald, J.M. Barrie, Kenneth Grahame, John Steinbeck. 

Answers in my next post!


~ “Praise the Lord!

Praise God in His sanctuary;

Praise Him in His mighty firmament!” ~

Psalm 150:1


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