EW Staff
December 18, 2009 AT 05:00 AM EST

”Langdon’s eyelids felt impossibly heavy. ‘You know, I still haven’t learned how to send a twitter.”’ — from The Lost Symbol, by Dan Brown

”I especially love moose and caribou. I always remind people… that there’s plenty of room for all Alaska’s animals?right next to the mashed potatoes.” — from Going Rogue, by Sarah Palin

”Slim dumps a small pile of powder on the coffee table. He cuts it, snorts it…. I snort some. I ease back on the couch and consider the Rubicon I’ve just crossed.” — from Open, by Andre Agassi

”Her loose blond curls cascaded softly over her shoulders as she pretended not to be interested in the guy in her bed.” — from L.A. Candy, by Lauren Conrad

”This thing doesn’t show on radar. There’s no way of telling it’s there until you hit it, or until you’re so close you can’t stop. The human toll when the thing went up was remarkably low, but you’ve got one hell of a bird-kill around the edges.” — from Under the Dome, by Stephen King

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