Literary Quote of the Month

“For poems are not, as people think, simply emotions (one has emotions early enough)—they are experiences,” … Rilke, The Notebooks of Malte Laurids Brigge.

Friday, December 17, 2010

First Lines...

"It has been sixty-four years since the president and the Consortium identified love as a disease, and forty-three since the scientists perfected a cure. Everyone else in my family has had the procedure already. My older sister, Rachel, has been disease free for nine years now. She's been safe from love for so long, she says she can't even remember its symptoms. I'm scheduled to have my procedure in exactly ninety-five days, on September 3. My birthday."
... Delirium by Lauren Oliver (release date Feb. 1, 2011)

4 comments:

Tea said...

Wow, great sentence. I would like to read the book. My sentence is

http://readwithtea.blogspot.com

carolsnotebook said...

How sad. I'm guessing something's going to botch the plan.

Suzanne said...

Hi Tea!
The first sentence just grabs you! Thanks for sharing your link too!

Suzanne said...

Hi Carolsnotebook!
Something definitely screws up the Consortium's best plans-a teenage girl who falls in love!

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