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message 1: by Book Concierge (last edited Jul 15, 2018 08:20PM) (new)

Book Concierge (tessabookconcierge) | 2495 comments Mod
Let's see how long we can keep this going ...

I'll start us off by giving you a page number (from 1 to 125), and a sentence number (from 1 to 20).

You post the sentence from the book that's near to you at this very moment. Citing the book and author (please use the add book/author link) ...
Then post a new page # (1 - 125) and new sentence # (1 - 20).

The next person would turn to that page in his/her book and post the sentence asked for.

Example: If I post "page 32, sentence 4", the next person would go to page 32 of the book that's easiest to grab and post sentence 4 on that page. Then that person will post the next page/sentence request, and so on.

You can get some really short sentences, some really long sentences, and some rather silly sentences, but that's the fun in the game, and it might intrigue someone else enough to check out the book

Please remember to post the book title and author so the rest of us can check out the book if the posted sentence catches our attention!


FIRST task

Page 12, sentence 3



message 2: by Patty (new)

Patty | 173 comments A Woman's Place by Lynn Austin
"No, why?"

Page 26 , sentence 7

I hope I did this correct.


message 3: by Book Concierge (new)

Book Concierge (tessabookconcierge) | 2495 comments Mod
Pge 26, sentence 7

"The snow and ice that had settled over the still-leafy trees had perilously weighed down the branches, destroying or damaging countless trees.
The Nest by Cynthia D'Aprix Sweeney


NEXT: page 41, sentence 5


message 4: by Jaret (new)

Jaret | 210 comments page 41, sentence 5

"Jean--Louise--Finch, you are going to die in three days."
from To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee

NEXT: page 106, sentence 7


message 5: by Rey☆♡ (new)

Rey☆♡ | 1 comments "'Her mother is dead," he said.
from Tiger Lily by Jodi Lynn Anderson (so good I recommend it to everyone)

NEXT: page 98 sentence 3


message 6: by Book Concierge (new)

Book Concierge (tessabookconcierge) | 2495 comments Mod
page 98 / sentence 3

"And Babe, who never danced because he, Bill, hated it, blushed like a schoolgirl."
The Swans of Fifth Avenue by Melanie Benjamin


Next: pg 50, sentence 12


message 7: by Jaret (new)

Jaret | 210 comments page 50, sentence 12

"He saw you downstairs," Haley leered, "but that ain't no alibi."
from "Fall Guy" by George Harmon Coxe in The Black Lizard Big Book of Black Mask Stories by Otto Penzler

Next: Page 70, sentence 13


message 8: by Patty (last edited Apr 15, 2018 11:19AM) (new)

Patty | 173 comments Page 70 sentence 13

"I drew out all the items I had packed from the kitchen and toolshed.
Seven Locks

Next: Page 20 , sentence 1


message 9: by Book Concierge (new)

Book Concierge (tessabookconcierge) | 2495 comments Mod
Page 20, sentence 1

"Making matters worse, the Pacific fleet was in ruins and incapable of running the Japanese blockade in the Philippines."
We Band of Angels: The Untold Story of American Nurses Trapped on Bataan by the Japanese by Elizabeth Norman

Next: Page 3, sentence 7


message 11: by Sandra (last edited Apr 21, 2018 01:41AM) (new)

Sandra Burke (sandralburke) "The magician," Cery hissed.

The Magicians' Guild (Black Magician Trilogy, #1) by Trudi Canavan
The Magicians' Guild, by Trudi Canavan.

Page 75, sentence 15


message 12: by Book Concierge (new)

Book Concierge (tessabookconcierge) | 2495 comments Mod
Page 75, sentence 15

"No one dared to believe that my mother had violated the ban on hunting them."
Smilla's Sense of Snow by Peter Høeg


NEXT: Page 64, sentence 11


message 13: by Donna (new)

Donna | 351 comments Holes (Holes, #1) by Louis Sachar He scraped the ground with his boot heel, to mark where each boy was supposed to dig.

Page 112, sentence 3


message 14: by Christina (new)

Christina Do You Believe in Magic? The Sense and Nonsense of Alternative Medicine by Paul A. Offit "Incensed that male actors like Alan Alda and Carroll O'Connor were making more money, she demanded a pay raise from $30,000 to $150,000 per episode."

Page 15. Sentence 5


message 15: by Donna (new)

Donna | 351 comments Away She dreams of the murder of her family.

page 71, sentence 7


message 16: by Joelle (last edited Apr 29, 2018 05:13PM) (new)

Joelle God, nobody ever said something like that to me before.
- The Patron Saint of Liars, Ann Patchett

Page 10, sentence 21


message 17: by Donna (last edited Apr 29, 2018 06:06PM) (new)

Donna | 351 comments Gone Tomorrow Action, then reaction.

Page 44, sentence 3.


message 18: by Book Concierge (new)

Book Concierge (tessabookconcierge) | 2495 comments Mod
"Remember the mafiosi Mussolini jailed down in Sicily?"
A Thread of Grace by Mary Doria Russell A Thread of Grace by Mary Doria Russell


Next: page 50, sentence 12


message 19: by Donna (new)

Donna | 351 comments Years of domestic service instinctively urged her to straighten and refold them.
A Memory of Violets A Novel of London's Flower Sellers by Hazel Gaynor by Hazel Gaynor

Next: page 143, sentence 6


message 20: by Book Concierge (new)

Book Concierge (tessabookconcierge) | 2495 comments Mod
page 143, sentence 6:

During Conchita's labour he had hardly said a thing.
Call the Midwife: A Memoir of Birth, Joy, and Hard Times by Jennifer Worth


Next: page 117, sentence 11


message 21: by Donna (new)

Donna | 351 comments Page 117, sentence 11:

Check him out how, exactly?
Flora's Lot by Katie Fforde

Next: Page 1, sentence 1


message 22: by Marilyn (new)

Marilyn Lott | 331 comments Page 1, sentence 1:

A girl came out of lawyer Royall's house, at the end of the one street of North Dormer, and stood on the doorstep.

Summer by Edith Wharton

Next: Page 74, sentence 20


message 23: by Donna (new)

Donna | 351 comments Page 74, sentence 20:

That first afternoon they went out together was particularly fine.

Brave New World by Aldous Huxley

Next: Page 140, sentence 9


message 24: by Book Concierge (new)

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Page 140, Sentence 9

The cameraman turned on his floods and began frantically filming.
The Terra-Cotta Dog by Andrea Camilleri


Next: Page 23, sentence 4


message 25: by Donna (last edited Jun 25, 2018 06:35AM) (new)

Donna | 351 comments Page 23, sentence 4

"That is very intersting," I told him, recalling Mrs. Leibler's conversational tips, "because 'Hannah' is a kind of word called a palindrome."

Rain Reign by Ann M. Martin

Next: Page 14, sentence 6


message 26: by katsza (new)

katsza A limited number of modes can be analysed carefully in (conceptual isolation), and then the complications can be built in to analyse a rich variety of real situations.

Marxist Theories of Imperialism by Anthony Brewer


Next: page 101, sentence 9


message 27: by Donna (new)

Donna | 351 comments page 101, sentence 9

You need feel no guilt at all.

The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up: The Japanese Art of Decluttering and Organizing by Marie Kondō

Next: page 79, sentence 4


message 28: by Book Concierge (new)

Book Concierge (tessabookconcierge) | 2495 comments Mod
Page 79, sentence 4

As for the other - well, Stephen Bonnet was not likely to cross paths with the Lietenant anytime soon - if Bonnet himself was still alive.

From: The Fiery Cross by Diana Gabaldon

Next: page 3, sentence 12


message 29: by Donna (new)

Donna | 351 comments page 3, sentence 12

Arguing.

The Great Alone by Kristin Hannah

Next: Page 124, sentence 7


message 30: by Book Concierge (last edited Jun 28, 2018 06:11AM) (new)

Book Concierge (tessabookconcierge) | 2495 comments Mod
Page 124, sentence 7

"Because it's worn only in the morning?"
The Forgotten Garden by Kate Morton The Forgotten Garden by Kate Morton


Next - page 77, sentence 5


message 31: by Donna (new)

Donna | 351 comments page 77, sentence 5

She doesn't belong here any more than he belongs in her Second Avenue love nest, sipping tea while Bursteins march in and out.

Away by Amy Bloom

NEXT: page 201, sentence 2


message 32: by Patty (new)

Patty | 173 comments page 201 ,sentence 5

I pointed to the people standing beneath the oak tree near the house in the picture on my cell phone.

The Girl on Legare Street by Karen White

Next: page 172, sentence 3


message 33: by Book Concierge (new)

Book Concierge (tessabookconcierge) | 2495 comments Mod
Page 172, sentence 3 ...

Can you believe it?
Bitter Grounds by Sandra Benítez Bitter Grounds by Sandra Benítez


NEXT: Page 64, sentence 8


message 34: by Jaret (new)

Jaret | 210 comments page 64, sentence 8

"Instead he kept just enough back so I could feel my own helplessness in the torrent of our will."

The Last Werewolf by Glen Duncan

Next: page 15, sentence 6


message 35: by Donna (new)

Donna | 351 comments page 15, sentence 6

"I wish."

The Fixer by Joseph Finder

Next: Page 140, sentence 2


message 36: by SANDYE (last edited Jul 03, 2018 10:03AM) (new)

SANDYE (sandye_c) Page 140, Sentence 2

I was passing by on my way to the church and figured I should stop by to offer condolences in person.

Carolina Booty by T. Lynn Ocern

Next: Page 66, Sentence 3


message 37: by Donna (new)

Donna | 351 comments Page 66, Sentence 3: The need to confess was irresistible.

The Flight Attendant by Chris Bohjalian

Next: page 201, sentence 1


message 38: by Book Concierge (new)

Book Concierge (tessabookconcierge) | 2495 comments Mod
Page 201, sentence 1


"Come on," says Bob.
Left Neglected by Lisa Genova Left Neglected by Lisa Genova


Next: page 17, sentence 11


message 39: by SANDYE (last edited Jul 04, 2018 06:31AM) (new)

SANDYE (sandye_c) Page 17, Sentence 11

"What's wrong hon? You don't like ham?"

Carolina Booty by T. Lynn Ocean Carolina Booty by T. Lynn Ocean

Next: page 33, sentence 9


message 40: by Donna (last edited Jul 04, 2018 12:04PM) (new)

Donna | 351 comments page 33, sentence 9

"Not all of us are like that."
The Outsiders by S.E. Hinton The Outsiders
by S.E. Hinton

NEXT: page 88, sentence 2


message 41: by Book Concierge (new)

Book Concierge (tessabookconcierge) | 2495 comments Mod
Page 88, sentence 2

The birds were so close that it seemed to Jody he might touch them with his fishing pole.
Yearling by Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings Yearling by Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings


NEXT: Page 22, sentence 10


message 42: by Donna (new)

Donna | 351 comments Page 22, sentence 10

The city, compelling as it was, felt like a glamorous couture dress I had bought in haste but that didn't quite fit me after all.
After You (Me Before You, #2) by Jojo Moyes , by Jojo Moyes.

Next: Page 174, last sentence


message 43: by Jaret (new)

Jaret | 210 comments page 174, last sentence

"A judgement, that's what it is."
from Crooked House by Agatha Christie

Next: page 1, sentence 1


message 44: by Book Concierge (new)

Book Concierge (tessabookconcierge) | 2495 comments Mod
Page 1, sentence 1

When given bad news, most women of my station can afford to slump onto their divans, their china cups slipping from their fingers to the carpet, their hair falling prettily from its pins, their fourteen starched petticoats compacting with a plush crunch.
Mrs. Poe by Lynn Cullen


Next: Page 107, sentence 2


message 45: by Donna (new)

Donna | 351 comments Page 107, sentence 2:

She opened each email with a paperclip icon.

From: There There, by Tommy Orange (This book and author do not show up in the search function, although the book is listed on Goodreads.)

NEXT: Page 11, sentence 6


message 46: by Book Concierge (new)

Book Concierge (tessabookconcierge) | 2495 comments Mod
It's here, Donna:
There There by Tommy Orange There There


Page 11, sentence 6

This was a Gathering of Highlanders, many of them exiled to the Colonies in the wake of the Stuart Rising, and had Archie Hayes chosen to take official notice of what was said over the cups of ale and whisky passed round the fires the night before ... but then, he had buty forty soldiers with him, and whatever his own opinions of King George and that monarch's possible damnation, he kept them wisely to himself.
(THAT's quite a sentence!)
The Fiery Cross by Diana Gabaldon


Next: Page 118, sentence 9


message 47: by Donna (new)

Donna | 351 comments Thanks for the link to There, There! And yes, that WAS quite a sentence!

Page 118, sentence 9

I told her I thought it was a sick joke and I didn't appreciate it.

The Trapped Girl by Robert Dugoni

NEXT: page 202, sentence 4


message 48: by Sushicat (last edited Jul 15, 2018 12:10AM) (new)

Sushicat | 61 comments Donna wrote: "Thanks for the link to There, There!" You can type the authors name into the search box. That’s sometimes easier.

Page 202, sentence 4

“For my Christmas I asked for a kitten, but my mom says Santa can’t bring a kitten, which is a lie because a girl in my class got one for Hanukkah.”

Red Clocks by Leni Zumas

Next: page 41, sentence 5

PS: I was about to note that my book doesn’t have a page 202, but it’s in German so I had to switch to the next one down anyway...


message 49: by Book Concierge (new)

Book Concierge (tessabookconcierge) | 2495 comments Mod
Just a reminder .... please keep to page # 1-125 / sentence # 1-20



Page 41 , sentence 5

"Thank you very much," I mumbled to my father.
The Time in Between by María Dueñas


NEXT: Page 65, sentence 8


message 50: by Donna (new)

Donna | 351 comments Oops...sorry for going outside the page specifications...

Page 65 sentence 8:

There are one or two spots where you have to rope up and belay someone, but you're not climbing ice cliffs.
The Trapped Girl by Robert Dugoni

NEXT: Page 11, sentence 2


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