Friday, July 30, 2010

Book Teaser

Got the inspiration from my friend Beth.

* Grab the book nearest you. Right now.
* Turn to page 56.
* Find the fifth sentence.
* Post that sentence (plus one or two others if you like) along with these instructions on your blog or (if you do not have your own blog) in the comments section of this blog.
*Post a link along with your post back to this blog.

Wasted by Marya Hornbacher

p. 56, 5th & 6th sentences - 

Eventually I'd break down and eat.  And eat and eat and eat.

((PS, one of the best books I've ever read.))


melissa said...

Ooh this is fun!

Shiver by Maggie Stiefvater, 5th sentence plus a couple more -

"My breath was burning my throat by the time I saw the first orange cap, glowing distantly out of the twilight... And then I saw the others - orange dots scattered through the woods, all moving slowly, relentlessly, in the same direction. Making a lot of noise. Driving the wolves ahead of them."

Losing It said...

Nearest book huh? Okay, here it goes:

"Golly, I feel ten inches tall!"

Disney Comics Collection - Toy Story

It only had 24 pages, so I just went to the last one.

Can you tell I have a toddler? :p

Anonymous said...

Percy went slightly pink.
"You might sneer, Ron," he said heatedly, "but unless some sort of international law is imposed we might well find the market flooded with flimsy, shallow-bottomed products that seriously endanger--"

Anonymous said...


Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire.
By JK Rowling

Crysi said...

"Alice I Have Been" by Melanie Benjamin

"what is it, Alice?" Mr. Dodgson turned around, so patient with me.
"whatever shall I wear? I don't have any gypsy clothes!"

Interesting book, but creeps me out about Lewis Carroll.

MadScientist said...

If the nighttime feelings were no longer frightening, there'd be no need to turn to a drug to numb them. Deficiency.

~Women Food and God

Florrie said...

Dressing the Part- a history of costume for the theatre.

p.56 5th sentence
"In shape it was the segment of a circle, fifteen or eighteen by six feet at the widest point."

yay for toga descriptions :p thrilling stuff.

C said...

"What neither Signor Martini nor Alfiero realizes is that the Poles let us know when something is not right."

Under the Tuscan Sun, Frances Mayes

snapthoughts said...

"...apartment in Rome, a house in Umbria, an Italian husband and a job that requires her to travel around Italy eating food and writing about it..."

Eat Pray Love - Elizabeth Gilbert

loooove this book :)

The Insatiable Host said...

pg. 56
Line 6
The Bell Jar - Sylvia Plath

I decided to expect nothing from Buddy Willard. If you expect nothing from somebody, the you are never disappointed.

(words to live by)

What a great idea!!!

Kimberly said...

"For us, where the sampler had a great value was that instead of having the option to play things on a keyboard based on some sounds you could find anywhere, we'd sample our own guitar feedback, which instead of just being one tone, it could be a tone having bends and quirks in it."

From "Loveless" by Mike McGonigal--It's a biography/chronicle of My Bloody Valentine's Loveless album.

Hope or Revenge said...

I would... but the level of envy that i feel when i look at that photo of you and your red hair on the right makes me incapable of picking up any piece of literature...
Great blog... I miss the TMI THURSDAYS.... :)
Now.. really.. how did you get your hair to be that red?


Vedika said...

That was the thing about kite flying: Your mind drifted with the kite.

- The Kite Runner, the best book I've ever read and my personal favourite.

Catherine said...

"I knew for certain to be innocent was actually brought around to the point of saying, "Yes I did it" or "Yes I was lying," simply from the force of a white adult's accusation."

~ Death at an Early Age, by Johathan Kozol

elle said...

Water For Elephants by Sara Gruen

I come to a stop against a brass rail and straighten up, looking back at Earl in shock. Then I see the rest of them.

Kristy @Loveandblasphemy said...

How intersting. Before I read what your sentences were, I grabbed the book nearest me (under my Kindle is a an actual book. Kindle won't work with this one because it doesn't have page numbers on it, only percentages. I know. What the???) Anyways, mine was Geenan Roth, Women Food and God:
If the nighttime feelings were no longer frightening, ther'd be no need to turn to a drug to numb them.

Anonymous said...

Some filters cut down on the amount of light entering the lens to such an extent that a longer exposure is needed.

-- The illustrated practical guide to Digital and Classic Photography.

Unknown said...

What a fun little exercise! Book on my desk is Diary by Chuck Palahniuk...
Physical contact. Flirting.

nancy said...

This is from the best book I've ever read!

"So they sent word to Joseph, saying,Your father left these instructions before he died: 'This is what you are to say to Joseph: I ask you to forgive your brothers the sins and the wrongs they committed in treating you so badly.'"
Bible Genesis 50:16-17b

Nancy :-)