A Quick WB Catch-Up

So I totally know I need to catch up on my WB questions (I have like 175 waiting for me :-/) so I decided that I was gonna do like 5 of them right in a row and maybe have a little something to post. I think I’ll probably do another review today too. 🙂 It’s spring break for my college so I have three full days of no work and no school to get some of this done.

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Thrifty Book Spending

I love the Goodwill.  Well, technically Amvets, but I love pretty much any thrift store.  Goodwill, Amvets, Salvation Army…you name it I love it.  Not only because I love the idea and the practicality of reusing clothes and expanding my closet for way, way less than anywhere else.  No I love it because it allows me to spend money on my favorite items ever, for really ridiculously cheap.

To see what my passion is (if the title hasn’t given it away…)

WB: The Start of Something Wonderful

Cross-Posted to LiveJournal.

I think I’m going to start posting all the answers to the Writer’s Block (WB) question that I do on LJ here.  I like some of the stuff they ask and I’d like to spread the word about it a little, to those that don’t like LJ the way I do.

Remember, I don’t answer all of the questions they ask.  Just the ones I like.

Today’s question:

What is your favorite opening line of a book, and why?

“When Mary Lennox was sent to Misselthwaite Manor to live with her uncle, everybody said she was the most disagreeable-looking child ever seen.”

It’s my favorite for a simple reason: it’s the start of my favorite book ever.  I love The Secret Garden with an undying fangirl-ism.  It’s such a simple story and yet it’s so captivating and it’s got such a good, upbeat feel and it makes you feel good and you just can’t get tired of it.  Ever, in my opinion.

This line is, of course, followed closely by:

“It is a truth universally acknowledged that a zombie in possession of brains must be in want of more brains.”  – Pride and Prejudice and Zombies

“Far out in the uncharted backwaters of the unfashionable end of the Western Spiral arm of the Galaxy lies a small unregarded yellow sun.”  –The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy.

So what are your favorites?