06 May 2011

Duel Week! Topic: First Lines of Books That Made Me Want to Read Them

“It took me a long time and most of the world to learn what I know about love and fate and the choices we make, but the heart of it came to me in an instant, while I was chained to a wall and being tortured.”

~Gregory David Roberts (Shantaram)


"Captain Ahab was neither my first husband nor my last."

~Sena Jeter Naslund (Ahab's Wife)

I love books whose first lines cause me to make questionable financial decisions, such as buying twelve books at once or going to grad school for English.