Saturday, June 09, 2007

And I would highly recommend you read the rest, too.

Always a sucker for book-related memes, when I saw this one over at Beth's I just had to play. Here's what you do:

  • Find the nearest book.
  • Go to page 161.
  • Find the fifth full sentence.
  • Post it.

There was no sound except for the crackling of the cooling coals left of the Raalle's home.


These is my Words, Nancy E. Turner

5 comments:

BerryBird said...

Hmm. This is intriguing. Maybe I'll play, too.

Beth said...

OOOH. I like that sentence! How's the rest of the book?

Nadine said...

If you liked the Little House books, you'll like this one too. It's a pioneer, frontier, strong woman kind of book (for adults).

Lupo Grigio said...

Fun! May try it if I ever have time. Used to use this process as a writing prompt!

Mary Stebbins Taitt said...

Can you believe that the first five books I tried did not work for some reason or another--like that only had 160 pages or there weren't five sentences on t e page or the sentence was not worth repeating: eg: "Ralph turned." or and "Or torture." Also "There's a Fish in the Ice." That one's a little better, but still. "The female native climbed round it."

I tried a little longer but had to give it up! AK, too much to do. And no good results after several more books.

I too have used this process for writing prompts and poems, with an allowed fudge factor if line 4 or 65 were better, eg. LOL!