Monday, December 28, 2009

First Lines 2009

2009 is almost over. How would you like to create a collage of sorts of your blog from the past year? I came across a fun meme for the end of the year on Kate's Book Blog. This meme is by Melanie from The Indextrious Reader. The idea is, in Melanie's words, "to take the first line of each month's first post over the past year and see what it tells you about your blogging year." I did this, skipping over quotes from books, and my result is a real hodgepodge. To read any post in its entirety, click on the month of the post.

I'm doomed.

I love to read biographies about great people, and in an attempt to get to know our forty-fourth president better, I've just read Dreams from My Father: A Story of Race and Inheritance by Barack Obama.

Like so many others during my high school years, I yearned to visit India.

Mark Twain.


365 days.


What a perfect start to the summer!


Once again, I have a confession.


Linda Weaver Clarke fuses together her passions for history, storytelling, and writing.

Last month, I was honored by two new awards from fellow book bloggers.



Welcome, Kate!


I was thrilled to receive Enna Neru's book, An African Tale, which arrived all the way from Botswana!

What a fun meme! This is a good representation of my blogging in 2009. Why not visit Melanie's blog and try it yourself?


  1. You have cleared up a mystery for me on your December post. At least partway. Thank you. :)

  2. Great random first lines! I like your idea of linking the month to the entire post - these first lines do sometimes sound very intriguing, and need to be explored. I love your brief January sentence ;)

  3. This looks like fun. Some of your first lines were awesome! I particularly like "I'm doomed! I wanted also to wish you a very happy holiday season and a great New Year!

  4. Vivienne, I enjoyed doing this meme!

    Amanda, your comment was mysterious to me, until I read your other comment. :)

    Melanie, thank you for thinking up this fabulous meme, and for stopping by. Best of all, I discovered your book blog.

    Zibilee, I had fun with this and hope others will also try it.

    Happy New Year to all of my readers! More comments welcomed.

  5. Ha, I love that your first line in January was "I'm doomed." Awesome. Happy new year to you, and here's to another good reading and blogging year!

  6. It looks like you had a great year! I love the meme!

  7. Kiirstin thanks for stopping by. Your First Lines Meme was fun to read.

    Bermudaonion, thanks as always for taking the time to comment.

  8. Hi, Suko! Happy New Year to you and your family! What a fun meme! It lets us see how diverse your reading tastes are!

  9. Happy New Year Suko! Fun meme :O) I'll have to play along too.

  10. I love your first lines! I'm particularly fond of how you started out the year -- "I'm doomed." Thank goodness you really weren't!

    Though I think "Ugh!" wins the contest for being brief yet beautifully expressive.

    Sounds like it was a year of great ups and downs and a lot of variety. Thanks for stopping by and reading my own First Lines. (And isn't Melanie's blog great??) Happy New Year!

  11. So cute for a meme.

    I do hope you'll be able to do the Christian Historical Challenge. I think it will be fun!


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