19 September 2012

Grab the closest book

A fellow Facebookista posts,

"It's international book week.

The rules: Grab the closest book to you, turn to page 52, post the 5th sentence as your status. Don't mention the title ...

'Suddenly a great fish took his hook, and before he knew where he was, he was dragged out and down into the water, to the bottom.'"

I do so but am not impressed by p52, sentence 5. I hunt about and choose:
"I was about to speak, when Carrie, in a temper such as I have never seen her in before, told me to hold my tongue."
The reaction from my 'Friends' is prompt and impressed. I don't think they have the faintest idea what it is about.

2 comments :

Simon Baddeley said...

Easy peezy. Tolkien and Pooter. "I know the will was made, but I also know that it is invalid; and you, mon cousin, seem to consider me a perfect fool."

Corfucius said...

bravo. what other book to quote from, altho caroline deliberately sought 52 pages of 5th line grey to drive the clerks crazy.