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This week's TTT asks what our favourite beginnings and endings are. I'm at the mercy of what books I was able to bring with me, so these are lines from the books I have at my bedside. I thought I'd switch things up and play a little guessing game with you. I'm leaving the quotes below, feel free to guess what books they belong to. If guessing games aren't up your alley or if you want to double check if your guesses were right, head here. I'll also have explanations on why I love the lines so much. Don't worry, I'll leave you with a clue! The quotes come from novels written by these authors:
Mette Ivie Harrison
1. "There are dragons in the twins' vegetable garden."
2. "It is a truth universally acknowledged, that a single man in possession of good fortune, must be in want of a wife."
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4. "The magic in that country was so thick and tenacious that it settled over the land like chalk-dust and over floors and shelves like slightly sticky plaster-dust. (Housecleaners in that country earned unusually good wages.) If you lived in that country, you had to de-scale your kettle of its encrustation of magic at least once a week, because if you didn't you might find yourself pouring hissing snakes or pond slime in the teapot instead of water. (It didn't have to be anything scary or unpleasant, like snakes or slime, especially in a cheerful household - magic tended to reflect the atmosphere of the place in which it found itself - but if you want a cup of tea, a cup of lavender-and-gold pansies or ivory thimbles is unsatisfactory.)
5. Three is the number of those who do holy work;
Two is the number of those who do lover's work;
One is the number of those who do perfect evil
Or perfect good.
1. "The stuff of legend? No. We are merely the end of it, that is all," said George.
2. "So Lyra and her daemon turned away from the world they were born in, and looked toward the sun, and walked into the sky."
3. "Life and our love for others is a balancing act, I understand then; a dance between our instinct to be safe and hold fast, and our drive to flee, to run - from danger, toward new places to feed ourselves."
4. "Then she wandered off, following a zigzag path along the border between Life and Death, her tail wagging so hard, the tip of it beat the river into a froth behind her."
5. "But now I know that our world is no more permanent than a wave rising on the ocean. Whatever our struggles and triumphs, however we may suffer them, all too soon they bleed into a wash, just like watery ink on paper."
Do be a dear and vote in my polls, they only have a couple days left, so show some love! And a reminder, this week's PulseIt read is The Summer I Turned Pretty (which incidentally I just read this weekend and will have a review for next week sometime. My review is pretty much going to say you should read it, so go do that while it's still free!). And that's it for my TTT - what was on your list?