You get no prize from completing the following, besides pride – so try to guess which book each quote came from without looking at the comments section or googling them (in other words, there’s no benefit to cheating)!
I’ll give you the correct answers next week, and you’re welcome to put your guesses in the comments section… if you’re brave enough.
1. If you really want to hear about it, the first thing you’ll probably want to know is where I was born, and what my lousy childhood was like, and how my parents were occupied and all before they had me, and all that David Copperfield kind of crap, but I don’t feel like going into it, if you want to know the truth.
2. Whether I shall turn out to be the hero of my own life, or whether that station will be held by anybody else, these pages must show.
3. All this happened, more or less.
4. There was a boy called Eustace Clarence Scrubb, and he almost deserved it.
5. I was born twice: first, as a baby girl, on a remarkably smogless Detroit day in January of 1960; and then again, as a teenage boy, in an emergency room near Petoskey, Michigan, in August of 1974.
6. It was a queer, sultry summer, the summer they electrocuted the Rosenbergs, and I didn’t know what I was doing in New York.
7. It is a truth universally acknowledged, that a single man in possession of a good fortune, must be in want of a wife.
8. If all else perished, and he remained, I should still continue to be; and if all else remained, and he were annihilated, the universe would turn to a mighty stranger: I should not seem a part of it.
9. The truth is a beautiful and terrible thing, and should therefore be treated with caution.
10. A person’s a person, no matter how small.