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


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?

a/k/a 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).

Anonymous 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!