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The October First Sentence Thread

October starts tomorrow and I'm starting the new thread in readiness as I already know what my first new book of the new month will be!
Thanks to all who record their first sentences each month :-)

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October starts tomorrow and I'm starting the new thread in readiness as I already know what my first new book of the new month will be!
Thanks to all who record their first sentences each month :-)
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one where the sunlight had poured into my room and onto my desk.
From A Nun's Story by Sister Agatha
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and images of Scotland's diaspora with a selection of embroidered panels that represent the universal signs of a Scottish presence anywhere.'

'Scottish Diaspora Tapestry: Telling The Tales To Scotland'

A Crummy - G Hart - A Johnston - Yvonne Murphy - G Prestoungrange
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the unknown, the insomnia, the ulcers.

From Gray Mountain by John Grisham
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From The Message from Lindisfarne by Salley Vickers
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cat people and dog people.

Crime Seen: A Psychic Eye Mystery by Victoria Laurie
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From the Prologue to A Column of Fire by Ken Follett
Chapter 1 begins: Ned Willard came home to Kingsbridge in a snowstorm.
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Always a Cowboy, by Linda Lael Miller.
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of bitter February rain, appeared dangerously close.

from The Blast That Tears The Skies by J. D. Davies

http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/13947133/

Thanks to Nu-Knees for this one.
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From Yes Sister, No Sister by Jennifer Craig
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trying to locate her mobile phone as it rang loudly somewhere close by.
From The Stolen Weekend, the first short story in The Cornish Short Story Collection by Fern Britton
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- Whistling Past The Graveyard by Susan Crandall -
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packed with tragedy, high drama and even comedy.
From the Introduction to Queens of the Conquest by Alison Weir

The Prologue begins: Imagine a land centuries before industrialisation, a rural, green land of vast royal forests and open fields, wild moorlands and undrained marshlands, with scattered villages overshadowed by towering castles, and small, bustling walled towns.
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I paused and looked back at the camp, just coming into full view below me through the grey mist of early morning.

Brideshead Revisited, by Evelyn Waugh.
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swung to her anchor without a flutter of the sails, and was at rest.

Heart of Darkness by Joseph Conrad.
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From "The historian", by Elizabeth Kostova.
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From Smoke Gets In Your Eyes and Other Lessons from the Crematory by Caitlin Doughty
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Save a Truck, Ride a Redneck, by Molly Harper.

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From I am Pilgrim by Terry Hayes
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taking care to lock the door to her private entrance as she departed.
From the Prologue to In This Grave Hour by Jacqueline Winspear
Chapter One begins: As Maisie hurried from Priscilla's house, fuming that Francesca Thomas had violated her privacy by breaking into her flat - a criminal act, no less - an angry, deep-throated mechanical baying seemed to fill the air around her.
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ever since his twenty-first birthday.

From Silent Honor by Danielle Steel
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From 'Stephen Morris' by Nevil Shute

The Radcliffe Camera is not what you may think :)

https://www.google.com.au/search?...
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The book is Vaclav & Lena by Haley Tanner.
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Anyway, I have a few to add for October:

1. It is very seldom that mere ordinary people like John and myself secure ancestral halls for the summer. -The Yellow Wall-Paper by Charlotte Perkins Gilman
http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14732435

2. "Close the gates!" the sergeant screamed as dozens upon dozens of prisoners and demons were battling their way across the grounds of Fort Salar. -Stand Before the Children by Sandra J. Yearman (I only read the first two chapters before giving up on this book. :( )
http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14678855

3. Mayu called me from the train car that Godzilla had grabbed hold of-no screaming or sobbing, no confessions of great regrets, no final professions of love. -Where We Go When All We Were is Gone by Sequoia Nagamatsu
http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14713242

4. This was only the seventh dead child I'd ever seen. -Anita Blake, Vampire Hunter: The First Death by Laurell K. Hamilton
http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/13867705

5. "Seems like there's nothing in good condition here." -Suee and the Shadow by Ginger Ly
http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14725931

6. My last night of childhood began with a visit home. -Bloodchild, and Other Stories by Octavia E. Butler
http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/12946311

7. My parlor smelled of linseed oil and spike lavender, and a dab of lead tin yellow glistened on my canvas. -An Enchantment of Ravens by Margaret Rogerson (I haven't started this one yet, but will sometime this week!)
http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14725930

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Good to have you with us. Thanks for bringing us up to date with your October reading!
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we could still be in Texas, living in God's own country.
From The Early Birds by Laurie Graham
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we could still be in Texas, living in God's own country.
From The Early Birds by Laurie Graham
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From 'Pilotage' the second novel within the same cover as the novel 'Stephen Morris', both by Nevil Shute
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From Crooked Heart by Lissa Evans
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From 'The Power Of One' by Bryce Courtenay
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actively perpetuate.

From Toxic Charity by Robert D. Lupton
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From If My Father Loved Me by Rosie Thomas
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The book is No One is Coming to Save Us by Stephanie Powell Watts.
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I stood on the steep hillside above the highland seaboard cottage that I had written of in Ring of Bright Water as Camusfearna, and that had once been my home.
From Raven Seek Thy Brother by Gavin Maxwell
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I've listened through his ears, and I tell you he's the one.
Ender's Game by Orson Scott Card
http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14680259/

Started this one yesterday and stopped after three pages!:
"You bitch, you killed me!"
You Suck: A Love Story by Christopher Moore
http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14709576/
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From the Introduction to The Mangle Street Murders by MRC Kasasian
Chapter One begins: Eliza Shepherd was murdered.
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Mr. Lemoncello's Great Library Race by Chris Grabenstein
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and that seems to settle everything, as it usually does, after First Brother finishes telling us about the dream he had last night.

From The Tea Girl of Hummingbird Lane by Lisa See
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'The Etymologicon' - Mark Forsyth
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the man who planned to murder me...

One Night of Scandal, by Teresa Medeiros.
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having volunteered as lunch mom, which is like a security guard with eyeliner.

Save Me, by Lisa Scottoline.
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Retrograde by Peter Cawdron

I haven't registered this book yet. It is an ARC I won on Goodreads.
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a stunning twenty-two-year-old Belgian girl with dark brown eyes and long chestnut curls had attracted a small crowd.
Fooling Houdini: Magicians, Mentalists, Math Geeks, and the Hidden Powers of the Mind by Alex Stone
http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14640071

I won this book from the One Book a Month forum thread
http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/537608
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From Christmas on the Little Cornish Isles: The Driftwood Inn by Phillipa Ashley
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From The Summer House by the Sea by Jenny Oliver
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From "Death at the Château Bremont", by M. L. Longworth.
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Edmond Kirsch surveyed the jagged mountaintop above him.
From the Prologue to Origin by Dan Brown
Chapter 1 begins: Professor Robert Langdon gazed up at the forty-foot-tall dog sitting in the plaza.
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From Twelve Angry Librarians by Miranda James
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from Heartstone by C. J. Sansom
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no heavens, no stars, no sky: only the mist world, formless and shapeless, and the fire world, always burning.
From Before The Beginning, and After, the first story in the collection, Norse Mythology by Neil Gaiman
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From The Curse of the House of Foskett by MRC Kasasian
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coast, a slender curving sandspit cut like a scimitar into the deep dark sapphire of a night-silvered sea.

Nightsong, by Valerie Sherwood.
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From To Catch a Rabbit by Helen Cadbury
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From Fools and Mortals by Bernard Cornwell
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and most of it is substantially built upon.

The First Tube by Mike Horne and Bob Bayman
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though possibly it began ten or so years earlier than that without my being aware of it.
From Travelling to Infinity, My Life with Stephen by Jane Hawking
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From Rome is Where the Heart is by Tilly Tennant
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...halfway through his shift at Save-a-Lot."

From Jack's Magic Beans ( https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14737833 ) by Brian Keene.
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From Someone Could Get Hurt ( https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14755577/ ) by Drew Magary.

No, it's not a horror or crime book. Subtitled "A Memoir of Twenty-First-Century Parenthood", it's about the author's experiences in parenting, with the harrowing account of his third child's medical problems providing the quote.
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to the Yonahlossee Riding Camp for Girls.

from The Yonahlossee Riding Camp for Girls by Anton Disclafani

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Psychopathic Inferior" stamped all over him.

Gladiator-at-Law by Frederik Pohl
http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14709582/
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Jo counted heads as her group gathered in the clearing at the bottom of the greensward that sloped down from the White Tower.
From The Tower is Full of Ghosts Today by Alison Weir
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she'd no idea that she'd be welcomed into his family so wholeheartedly.
From Christmas with the Book Lovers by Victoria Connelly

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