Monday, December 15, 2008

I Got Bookwormed!

By Beth.

The whole idea is that you pick up the book closest to you, open it to page 56, and copy the fifth sentence down, followed by the next 2-5 sentences. And for fun, you can also pull out sentences from your own book.

H'okay, here goes.

Closest book: The MOOR by Laurie R. King. (Technically it was WICKED LOVELY by Melissa Marr, but page 56 ends after 3 or 4 sentences.)

I haven't read this book yet, so let's see what she has to offer as a teaser...

"I take it you found nothing," I said as I helped him daub the leaks.

"On the contrary, I made a very interesting discovery. Unfortunately, I cannot see what possible bearing it might have on the case."

"What did you find?"

He reached into an inner pocket and drew out a small, stoppered bottle such as the chemist dispenses, dirty but dry.

DUNT DUN DUN! What's up with the vial?

And for fun -- from BY THE PALE MOONLIGHT

His words had a surreal quality to them. Just when had I fallen through the looking glass? “Moon cycle?”

A smile tugged at the corners of his mouth. “I know it sounds crazy—trust me, I know. I still haven’t grown used to it all.”

I licked my lips, my throat suddenly dry. “Just so I know we’re talking about the same thing—we’re in agreement that you’ve been changing into a we-werewolf?” The word felt foreign to my tongue.

“I prefer to call it ‘humanly-challenged.’”

I tag Jenna, Helene, Carrie, Rachel and Kristen.


Rachel said...

Ha, I love your page 56; LOL at "humanly-challenged"! My page sounds like something from an absurdist play. (g) A bit of a worry.

Jennifer Hendren said...

Thanks, Rachel! (g)