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Last Lines- The Answers!

30 Mar

Last week, I challenged you all to a last-lines test to see if you could guess the book by the last line. I was really excited that a few of you participated and thanks to Kourtni, Deanna, and Faith for providing answers for five of the ten! I’ve copied them below if you want to give it one last look-over before you see the answers below for the ones no one has guessed yet.

  1. He likes the thought of ships moving over the water, toward another world just out of sight.
  2. There are much worse games to play.
  3. And I finally began like this: When I stepped 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…
  4. It was not until they had examined the rings that they recognized who it was.
  5. He was soon borne away by the waves, and lost in darkness and distance.
  6. All was well.
  7. Being tired isn’t the same as being rich, but most times it’s close enough.
  8. Isn’t this a great country altogether? ‘Tis.
  9. For now, he starts to read.
  10. She opened the door wide and let him into her life again. (NOTE: Not technically the last in the series)

And now, the answers!

  1. Station Eleven by Emily St. John Mandel. This one was a hard one to start off with! I thought if you knew the subplot of the Station Eleven comic, someone might get it, but oh well.
  2. Kourtni knew it was The Hunger Games: Mockingjay.
  3. Deanna knew it was The Outsiders
  4. Faith knew it was The Picture of Dorian Gray
  5. Faith knew it was Frankenstein
  6. Kourtni knew it was Harry Potter: Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows
  7. Fight Club by Chuck Palahniuk. I was hoping this might be iconic for someone. It was OK for me but I was grasping at straws, haha.
  8. Angela’s Ashes by Frank McCourt. If you know that his second memoir is titled ‘Tis, this becomes slightly easier.
  9. The Namesake by Jhumpa Lahiri. If you know the plot, this makes sense. This is mostly me loving this book.
  10. The Girl who Kicked the Hornet’s Nest by Stieg Larsson. Like I said, not technically the last book in the Millennium series because of the sequel by another author, but still the final in the original trilogy. I was hoping my clue might help.

Thank you again to those who participated. This was fun, I might have to do it with first lines next time I have a reading slump.

Until next time, write on.

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Last Lines- Can You Figure It Out?

21 Mar

Alright. Still struggling here with my reading slump to give ya’ll some content. Here’s my next attempt. I’ve listed the last lines to ten different novels below and want to see if you can guess them WITHOUT GOOGLE. If you want to look at your own shelves, fine, but please don’t use the internet to cheat. I’ll respond to comments to let you know if you were right. My only criteria for selecting these is that I own them and that if it’s a series, it will be the final book in that series.

  1. He likes the thought of ships moving over the water, toward another world just out of sight.
  2. There are much worse games to play. (Kourtni knew it was The Hunger Games: Mockingjay)
  3. And I finally began like this: When I stepped 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… (Deanna knew it was The Outsiders)
  4. It was not until they had examined the rings that they recognized who it was. (Faith knew it was The Picture of Dorian Gray)
  5. He was soon borne away by the waves, and lost in darkness and distance. (Faith knew it was Frankenstein)
  6. All was well. (Kourtni knew it was Harry Potter: Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows)
  7. Being tired isn’t the same as being rich, but most times it’s close enough.
  8. Isn’t this a great country altogether? ‘Tis.
  9. For now, he starts to read.
  10. She opened the door wide and let him into her life again. (NOTE: Not technically the last in the series)

I know some of these will be much harder than others, but I have faith in you all! I’ll post the right answers after they’re guessed with a link back to the blog of the first person to get it right. If I think you’ve cheated, I’ll delete your comment so please be truthful!

You can follow me on Goodreads, Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, and Instagram. I’m available via email at SamAStevensWriter@gmail.com. And as always, feel free to leave a comment!