Friday, January 4, 2013

2012 in first lines

Simon @ Stuck in a Book posted 2012 in First Lines today. 
"It's quite simple — use the first lines of each month on your blog, to give an overview of your blogging year, albeit one which is amusing rather than very useful!"
It sounded interesting enough for me to decide to give it a try.  I discovered that I sometimes begin with a book's title or quote something.  Unless the whole post was a quote, I picked the first lines I actually wrote.  Here's what I found:

January:  Sammy and I welcomed in the new year together.  Donna (her person) is working, and Kiki (my cat) is being punished by having to stay in our bedroom with the door closed.

February:  I took one of those online tests called the Which Historical Queen Are You test (click that link, if you want to take it).   Here's my result:  "You are:  Eleanor of Aquitaine, Queen of England and of France, 1122-1204."

March:  Of course, I immediately wanted to know what is in that silver box and why Liza buried it under the willow tree — or anywhere.

April:  Thursday evening, I went with Jane Yelliott and her friend Tillie to an art show featuring local artists.  (Bonus = the last lines of this post:  "It's April Fool's Day.  I think I'll be foolish today.")

May:  The dumpster was so full we had to REFUSE more REFUSE.

June:  What piqued my interest in reading this novel was the tombstone.

July:  This morning I attended church at St. Marks United Methodist Church, where two churches are trying something different.

August:  One book that's been on back order has finally arrived, and another six have arrived or been shipped.

September:  The Protestant version of the Bible is actually 66 books (with 39 "books" in the Old Testament plus 27 "books" in the New Testament) and "Harry Potter" includes seven books, so I don't know how somebody chose these ten titles.

October:  HEAVEN — Calling the Holy Trinity "overstaffed and over budget," God announced plans Monday to downsize the group by slowly phasing out the Holy Ghost.

November:  If I seem to be missing this month, it may have to do with NaNoWriMo, which began today.

December:  As the mother of identical twin daughters, I was hooked by part of the title of a chapter of this book:  "How Come Identical Twins Aren't Identical?"


Helen's Book Blog said...

What a nice look back over your year. It's hard to imagine we're in 2013, isn't it?!

StuckInABook said...

What a fun overview! They really are intriguing... and I'm off to check out the twin book...