Tuesday, July 30, 2013

Top Ten Tuesday: beginning and endings


This meme is hosted by Broke and Bookish.
 

This week was all about our favorite beginnings and endings.

I'm not really sure if these are my TOP favorite. They're just some of the first few that came to mind and that I really like. I'm sure I've forgot some...

Anyway, here's my Top Ten list for beginning and ending scenes.


Beginnings

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“When I stepped out into the bright sunlight, from the darkness of the movie house, I had only two things on my mind: Paul Newman and a ride home...”

"In a hole in the ground there lived a hobbit."

"In my younger and more vulnerable years my father gave me some advice that I’ve been turning over in my mind ever since. Whenever you feel like criticising any one, he told me, just remember that all the people in this world haven’t had the advantages that you’ve had.”

 

"Once there were four children whose names were Peter, Susan, Edmund and Lucy."

“Our story has three parts: a beginning, a middle, and an end. And although this is the way all stories unfold, I still can't believe that ours didn't go on forever."

 

Endings

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(May contain spoilers)

"I'd always welcomed war, but when the last battle ends, what life is left for a warrior?"

“If you stay, I'll do whatever you want. I'll quit the band, go with you to New York. But if you need me to go away, I'll do that, too. I was talking to Liz and she said maybe coming back to your old life would be too painful, that maybe it'd be easier for you to erase us. And that would suck, but I'd do it. I can lose you like that if I don't lose you today. I'll let you go. If you stay.”

"Be careful with the world, or the next time we meet, it might get ugly"


"But instead I stay where I am and stare up at the moon as well. And for the briefest instant, it almost feels like we're together again.”
 


“Grace,” I said, very softly. “Say something.” Sam,” she said, and I crushed her to me.”
 




 

There you have it! What beginnings and endings did y'all pick?

 

23 comments:

  1. Oh Adam! That is an awesome ending. Did you read Where She Went? I loved it even more. I love the Uglies series! I am so happy to see it on your lists. Thanks for sharing~Megan
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    1. I've not read it yet! I want to though! I need to pick up a copy really soon.

      Thanks for stopping by!

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  2. If I Stay was such a brilliant novel, that ending really got me, especially when Adam said that. Although I wasn't as big a fan of the second book.

    Roxy @ Story Envy

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    1. You didn't like it? Ahh..that makes me nervous. I want to pick it up soon though and see. I just read If I Stay a couple weeks back.


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  3. Good list, I love Shiver and Specials and I've just started reading The Lion. the Witch and the Wardrobe.

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    1. Love the Narnia books. Hope you enjoy LWW!

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  4. Oh my...Shiver. I loved that book!

    ~Sydney@Pika Pages

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    1. Me too :) the ending made me smile.

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  5. Aghhh so many favourites! I've not even heard of Bloodrose but I particularly liked that quote

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    1. It is a pretty decent series if you enjoy paranormal reads.
      The quote is pure awesomeness. :)

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  6. Great picks- I almost put Gatsby on my list of favorite beginnings as well!

    And that quote of If I Stay gives me so many feels... :')

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    1. Me too. So heart breakin and sweet at the same time.

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  7. I've seen Shiver on a couple of Top Ten Tuesdays for this week. That quote is so sweet, I need to add it to my reading list!

    Hannah @ Girl That Loves Books

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    1. It is good. And the author has quite the way with words...making her books flow flawlessly.

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  8. Love your list! The Hobbit is my favourite. I first read it in Primary School in advanced English and I fell in love. Such a brilliant first line!

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    1. That is super intense. I was lucky if I finished my Little House on the prairie book. And sounds like you had an awesome teacher.

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  9. The ending to Shiver! I agree! I loved that (:
    I would've read the ending to Bloodrose, but you know, I haven't read that book yet, and you said that there may be spoilers (;

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    1. Just hold off -- you'll get there pretty soon!

      And Shiver-- yes!

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  10. Ahh If I Stay! Breaks my heart. But I love it!

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  11. I agree with the Hobbit, such a good book. :)
    Happy reading!

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  12. The Hobbit was EXCELLENT. What a hook!

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