Saturday, December 13, 2014

Beautiful Sentences, Favorite Sentences, Most Meangingful Sentences

I know what one of my literary projects for 2015 will be.

Jennifer Schaffer at BuzzFeed Books published an article called "51 of the Most Beautiful Sentences in Literature,"  a poll, pretty much, of BuzzFeed readers' favorite lines from literature. It's a subjective list, so I think I'll compile my own subjective list. 

I'll set myself the task of choosing one line for every week of the year. I know that it will be a very personal thing because some of my favorite lines that I can think of off the top of my head are from books that are not bestsellers or classics; many are from rather obscure novels -- just not obscure to me. They are favorites for their rhythm or for the way they made me feel when I first read them or because of something going on in my life when I first read them. I think this will be a nice thing to compile and leave for my kids to ponder on when I'm gone.

* Nope, didn't work. I tried to do this each week but only made it to week #6, so I quit. I even deleted all but two of the posts. I just didn't have the time to do it or, to be honest, the inclination. There is too much going on right now to do this kind of blogging, so I guess I'll stick with just updating and writing whenever the urge comes upon me and leave it at that.

1 comment:


Sounds fascinating. Good luck.