Game: Which books are these opening lines from?

user warning: Table './listology/profile_values' is marked as crashed and should be repaired query: SELECT f.name, f.type, v.value FROM profile_fields f INNER JOIN profile_values v ON f.fid = v.fid WHERE uid = 105726 in /usr/local/apache2/htdocs/listology.com/modules/profile/profile.module on line 229.
Tags: 
  • "It is impossible for me to conceive of a joy of the spirit otherwise than as a breath of air."
  • "Glad holds the raccoon bone over my head like a halo."
  • "A few miles south of Soledad, the Salinas River drops in close to the hillside bank and runs deep and green." - Of Mice And Men By John Steinbeck - Guessed by Oedipus
  • "A Preppy begins grooming for Prep school at the moment of birth."
  • "It is a long trip. We are the only riders."
  • "We didn't always live on Mango Street." - The House on Mango Street by Sandra Cisneros - Guessed by Rushmore

is the first one a dickens book? if it is i'm incredibly proud of myself for knowind...

No, think French.

6. The House on Mango Street by Sandra Cisneros

Right. :)

"A few miles south of Soledad, the Salinas River drops in close to the hillside bank and runs deep and green."

That's from John Steinbeck, I think it's from Of Mice and Men by ?

Yes. :)