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American Book Review

What's the Best Opening Sentence Ever?

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American Book Review

On Fridays, I ask a series of unrelated questions. Reading your answers helps me get through the afternoon. Answer one, answer all, or ask your own question. On to this week's topics...

1. What's your vote for the best opening sentence in the history of books? (Some suggestions from the American Book Review.)

2. As the famous saying goes, "The only place success comes before work is in the dictionary." Let's try to coin some (very) similar sayings. Fill in the blanks: "The only place ________ comes before _________ is in the dictionary."

3. Let's say all of a sudden you founded a town and were elected mayor. (Congratulations, by the way.) You're starting everything from scratch, including holiday traditions. Your citizens are clamoring for a unique object to be lowered on New Year's Eve. What would be the centerpiece of your New Year's Eve celebration?

4. Your turn! Got a question for the group? Ask it here. Have a wonderful weekend!

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How To Make A Snow Globe Cocktail
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Nothing gets people into the holiday spirit quite like snow globes… and booze. So, the Snow Globe Cocktail makes perfect sense.

Brought to us by , the festive cocktail is created with a few simple ingredients and supplies. Please resist the urge to shake it up. Instructions here.

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What Shows Up When You Google Yourself?
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On Fridays we ask a bunch of unrelated questions. Your answers help get us through the afternoon. On to this week's topics...

1. What's the strangest thing someone could learn about you by Googling your name? And has anyone who shares your name done anything remarkable? There's a Jason English who's almost exactly my age. He allegedly bit someone's ear off and flushed it down the toilet. It will be tough to rise above that in the search rankings.

2. What's something you regret quitting?

3. If you could change one rule in any board game, what would it be? (If you have a specific house rule you think the world should adopt, let us hear it.)

4. Do the kids celebrate Mischief Night/Devil's Eve in your neighborhood? What's the worst incident you remember?

5. Got a question for the group? Ask away. Have a great weekend and happy Halloween!

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