The Big Read Blog (Archive)

Ursula Le Guin

When I was young, most of the books I read were fantasy novels, as I was easily whisked away by wizards, talking animals, and castles in imaginary lands. I’m not sure when I started favoring more realistic fiction, but when I saw that Ursula Le Guin’s novel, A Wizard of Earthsea was on our Big Read...
Washington, DC "The Teacher" by Kevin Dooley via Flickr While you may not be able to judge a book by its cover, sometimes you can tell an awful lot about a book from its first line. Or can you? Here are the first lines from five of the titles in The Big Read library. Can you guess which novels...