Friday, November 28, 2008 By: Suzanne

The Friday 56: 11/28/08

* 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.
* Don't dig for your favorite book, the coolest, the most intellectual. Use the CLOSEST.

Dennison sighed. "Look, lady," he said. "I'm more interested in helping people than trees. Sorry."
--The Forest is Crying by Charles de Lint


Michael said...

"I am in the third circle, in the round of rain
eternal, cursed, cold, and falling heavy,
unchanging beat, unchanging quality."
- The Inferno by Dante Alighieri.

I'm writing a 4000-word essay for school in the depictions of Hell in The Odyssey, The Inferno and a couple of T. S. Eliot poems. Interesting stuff, eh?


Tonya said...

Yes, it is. I've found the last two weeks that my 5th sentence has been very interesting and related exactly to what the story is about. I wonder how long I will find that to be true.

Main Street Hunt said...

"Like his brothers', Dev's curly blond hair fell all the way down his back. As always, he wore it loose."
-Night Play by Sherrilyn Kenyon

I started reading her series of the Dark Hunter Novels...and I just can't seem to put them down...and the books have begun to take over my room

Anonymous said...

"I have disciplined myself to simply be there, rain or shine, good day or bad day, cheerful or crabby, pressured or peaceful, feeling good or feeling sick."

The Many Loves of Marriage
Thomas & Nanette Kinkade

Michael said...


That's the artful skill of a writer, to convey the essence of the novel in every second sentence. It's pretty amazing what you find just by turning to the fifty-sixth page.

By the way, you've been tagged! Check it out here.