July 7th, 2008

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Book Meme Repost

I feel a bit awkward reposting a meme, like I'm an LJ attention-whore or something, but it wasn't until after I originally posted it that I remembered oh yeah, a lot of people are probably, like, *away* for the holiday and crap, and it wasn't the best timing. So I figure I'll repost, and give it another day or two or even three, since I like to think that these are fun. ;) Later on today I'll also post my Monday Fun and possibly also some reviews that I let slide really badly.

Anyhow, on with the repost:

Since I ended up mostly including blatantly obvious books on my previous attempt at this, as it turned out, I semi-promised to do another one "soon." So... here goes. (Instructions semi-cut-and-pasted)...

What you do is take 15 books off your shelf (or more, or less, as you prefer). Then open them up, and write down the very first three sentences in each. Then other people try to guess the book. As people guess them, I'll bold them and put the who guessed it after the lines. Then in a few days (or whenever all of them are guessed), I'll repost the list, with the answers and those who got them right.

This time around, there are still a few that are probably gonna be fairly easily guessed, and some that are complete gimmes if you're familiar with the work, but others should (hopefully!) be a bit more obscure, due to either people not reading them or the openings being quite unmemorable. We'll see.

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Well, hope y'all enjoy!
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In a Nutshell: Books - Playing Catchup

I'd just like to note that I'm actually playing catchup with some books I've read semi-demi-hemi-recently, not that I'm reviewing an actual book named "Playing Catchup" or anything.

Anyhow, that out of the way, let's get on the reviews, which have been sadly lacking recently:

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And for a few remaining very very quick and brief summings-up of some of the sequels I've read:

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I've read more new (or new to me) books in the intervening time, I'm sure, but either can't really bring them to mind, or don't want to review them for reasons of repetition (like the Agatha Christie books, which I wouldn't really be saying much different for each particular one.) But this should be enough to somewhat catch me up, at least. Sorry about the gaping silence on this front for a while...