So I wound up the Book Brahmin interview with two more fun little queries:
Favorite line from a book:
“Reader, I married him.”
From Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte. If you don’t burst into tears when you get to that line, you’re made of stone.
- “In a hole in the ground there lived a hobbit.”
- “Shoot all the blue jays you want, if you can hit ’em, but remember, it’s a sin to kill a mockingbird.”
- “Thar she blows! A hump like a snowhill. ‘Tis Moby Dick.”
Can you tell I have a taste for melodrama?
Your turn–what’s your favorite line from a book?
Book you most want to read again for the first time: The Ginger Man by J.P. Donleavy. I sneaked my mother’s copy and read it with my jaw on the floor. A story of a naughty man doing naughty things, told with such originality and playfulness with the language that I feel like reading it again right now.
What book would you like to read for the first time again?