Powell's Big Ass Bookstore
So, I have just returned from the Pacific Northwest to this STL furnace of love. While in the Portland area I experienced many fun/exciting/disturbing things, including, but not limited to, romantic beach bonfires with, uncomfortable stares from cougars, and scary PT Cruiser rental car adventures.
However, the most neat-o thing was going to Powell's bookstore in downtown Portland. The world's largest independent bookstore, it takes up 2 stories of an entire city block. I got lost more than once and it was a bit overwhelming in a completely nerdy fanboy kind of way. I thought it would be fun to randomly select five books, choose passages from said books and have you, the Gentle Reader, try to match the book to the passage.
Now the quotes may not be exactly right, but the staff was eyeing me writing stuff down, so I had to be quick.
#1: I felt it was a horror to eat meat that had been fed grain - instead of feeding grain to cows, people should be eating the grain.
#2: "Any given black person," he shouted, "is seventeen times more likely to kill a white person than vice versa." "Are we to remain silent?"
#3: Her arresting blue eyes were looking up at him now. She bent low and let his lips get tantalizingly close.
#4: "Soon we will meet," an ancient voice conveyed - the silence had been broken.
#5: Bloody Mary hooked both hands in Sparkle Plenty's studded belt and gave it a yank sending them both into the audience.
BookA: "Beautiful Stranger" by Julie London
Book B: "Songs of Earth and Power" by Greg Behr
Book C: "Rollergirl - True Tales from the Track" by Melissa Jordan
Book D: "A Walk Across America" by Peter Jenkins
Book E: "Confederates in the Attic" by Tony Horwitz
Bonus points for guessing which one that I have actually read. Answers will be posted at some point in the future. Void in AR,MS,AK and FL. Irish need not apply. Answering too quickly may increase the risk of anal discharge.