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message 1: by Dorothy (new)

Dorothy  (vilette) | 59 comments A friend sent this to me. I thought it was an interesting idea.


GAME RULES: Grab the book closest to you right now. Open to page 56 and choose the 5th sentence. Copy it then forward this email to your friends, including the person who sent this to you. Write these rules as a comment. Don't choose the book you like the most or think will make you look cool. Choose the CLOSEST book.

Example:
"As formulaic as a Haydn symphony, the children's bickering had moved into an adagio but Brunetti, in expectation of the allegro tempestoso that was sure to come, closed the door and sat on the sofa against the wall."


Wilful Behaviour by Donna Leon


message 2: by Dorothy (new)

Dorothy  (vilette) | 59 comments Dot wrote: "A friend sent this to me. I thought it was an interesting idea.


GAME RULES: Grab the book closest to you right now. Open to page 56 and choose the 5th sentence. Copy it then forward this em..."


My contribution:

"Hall's contemporary, well paced and spirited novels all reflect the landscape and society of inner-city 'Bradfield': "Dead on Arrival" (1999) charts changing attitudes towards race and gender and the social realities of ethnic mix and immigration (Bradford is an important centre for British Muslims), while prostitution and drugs lie at the heart of "Perils of the Night" (1997).

from "Scene of the Crime...A guide to the Landscapes of British Detective Fiction" by Julian Earwaker and Kathleen Becker.


message 3: by Rita (last edited Feb 18, 2011 05:41AM) (new)

Rita GAME RULES: Grab the book closest to you right now. Open to page 56 and choose the 5th sentence. Copy it then forward this email to your friends, including the person who sent this to you. Write these rules as a comment. Don't choose the book you like the most or think will make you look cool. Choose the CLOSEST book.

'I stared at the void my mother left behind, now blurred by the threat of my tears.'

The Recruit by Debra A. Kemp
Good thing it's not the 2nd sentence which is just 'No.'


message 4: by Nancy (new)

Nancy Brady (minesayn) | 102 comments GAME RULES: Grab the book closest to you right now. Open to page 56 and choose the 5th sentence. Copy it then forward this email to your friends, including the person who sent this to you. Write these rules as a comment. Don't choose the book you like the most or think will make you look cool. Choose the CLOSEST book.

Not that I can even imagine sleep.

from "Sister of My Heart" by Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni (a book that I just received yesterday as a rabck from another BCer)


message 5: by Bookguide (new)

Bookguide | 40 comments Oh, love this game!
"What do you most dislike about your appearance?"


Sally by Freya North, which I just abandoned. The funny thing is, page 56 is part of a similar game where the characters ask each other questions from 'The Guardian' Questionnaire.


message 6: by Rebekkila (new)

Rebekkila | 1 comments "Give me the Light," he whispered to Fierro.

Undone by Karin Slaughter


message 7: by Cheryl (new)

Cheryl (cherylllr) | 426 comments "In the morning, the marines were gone."
Eggheads, by Emily Devenport


message 8: by Beth (new)

Beth (eparks4232) | 11 comments I don't know. Dying for Chocolate by Diane Mott Davidson.


message 9: by Sandie (new)

Sandie (chocdrop) | 2 comments "As our men's column started to march off, the prisoners in the striped uniforms finished piling the suitcases onto wheelbarrows."

Hanged at Auschwitz: An Extraordinary Memoir of Survival by Sim Kessel


message 10: by Feodora (new)

Feodora | 108 comments Mod
"September"


Blumen im Regen


message 11: by Ibis3 (new)

Ibis3 | 4 comments "The whole sea was in places furrowed by them; and a most extraordinary spectacle was presented, as hundreds, proceeding together by jumps, in which their whole bodies were exposed, thus cut the water."

This is from my illustrated copy of On the Origin of Species but it's actually an excerpt from The Voyage of the Beagle. He's talking about porpoises in case you were curious.


message 12: by VeganMedusa (new)

VeganMedusa (kerriveganmedusa) | 3 comments "Jill gasped."

Stranger in a Strange Land by Robert A Heinlein


message 13: by Cheryl (new)

Cheryl (cherylllr) | 426 comments "This fellow is a berserker, and from the condition of the box, I'd say he's not far away." The Sea of Trolls by Nancy Farmer.


message 14: by Cathy (last edited Feb 21, 2011 12:01PM) (new)

Cathy (cathepsut) "Your superiors hide their identities for a reason, Wyatt Truman."
As Lie the Dead


message 15: by Beth (new)

Beth (eparks4232) | 11 comments "Chaos has no plural" from my new favorite book The Death of Artemio Cruz


message 16: by Nancy (new)

Nancy Brady (minesayn) | 102 comments It was her heart she had trouble convincing.

from "After the Darkness" by Tilly Bagshawe writing in the style of Sidney Sheldon


message 17: by Cheryl (new)

Cheryl (cherylllr) | 426 comments "The three Russians stood near the water's edge, talking."
And to My Nephew Albert I Leave the Island What I Won Off Fatty Hagan in a Poker Game


Grada (BoekenTrol) (boekentrol) | 4 comments "Paus Urbanus hoorde het bonzen van zijn hart toen hij het donker van het archief binnendrong met de twee Zwitserse Gardisten aan zijn zijde en zijn kardinaalarchivaris Uccello, die achter hem aan strompelde."

De Duivelsbijbel by Richard Dübell

(Translation:"Pope Urban heard the pounding of his heart when he broke into the archives of darkness with two Swiss Guards at his side and his Cardinal archivist Uccello, who limped behind him.")


message 19: by Cheryl (new)

Cheryl (cherylllr) | 426 comments "This led some scientists to conjecture that this fish (a foreunner of the amphibians) is ancestor to land animals, including humans; most, however, believe that the lungfish is more likely the water-land link."

From the entry for Coelacanth, in Encyclopedia of Pseudoscience.


message 20: by Judy (last edited Mar 04, 2011 09:28PM) (new)

Judy (judygreeneyes) | 141 comments "Maybe he won't be as handsome as Carl, or as successful, or as talented."

From It's My F---ing Birthday A Novel by Merrill Markoe It's My F---ing Birthday: A Novel


message 21: by Cheryl (new)

Cheryl (cherylllr) | 426 comments Short pages, longish sentences, in Is Sex Necessary? Or Why You Feel the Way You Do by James Thurber by James Thurber, but the closest fit is, "Personally I know very little about them, nor if I had a vast knowledge would I know what to do with it." (He's apparently referring to some obscure & partially fictitious set of medical criteria to distinguish the genders - I'm not sure as I'm not that far yet.)


message 22: by Judy (last edited Mar 23, 2011 05:04PM) (new)

Judy (judygreeneyes) | 141 comments "Part of the sport of tackling the longitude problem entailed ridiculing others in the competition." -- from Longitude: The True Story of a Lone Genius Who Solved the Greatest Scientific Problem of his Time by Dava Sobel (a gift from my birthday buddy, princess-peapod)


message 23: by Cheryl (last edited Mar 24, 2011 01:00PM) (new)

Cheryl (cherylllr) | 426 comments "They drilled a 10-inch (25 cm) hole through the ice and suspended a melter, a power-operated heating coil, inside it." This for two days, just to get a hole in the ice to get a bot into the water to go exploring, in Antartica. Frozen Secrets: Antarctica Revealed by Sally M. Walker, a thorough & lovely picture book for ages 9-109.


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