Anke (ankewehner) wrote,

Another bookish meme

* Grab the nearest book.
* Open the book to page 56.
* Find the fifth sentence.
* Post the text of the next seven sentences in your journal along with these instructions.
* Don't dig for your favourite book, the cool book, or the intellectual one: pick the CLOSEST.

The complete text on p56 of the nearest book is
Deer - Carricature
Keep clean, sweeping lines, tapering body. In the adult, the arched neck contributes to the feeling of grace. For the fawn, emphasize the short body and long legs. Note how the crown is suggested.
To give the stag an air of stateliness, broaden the chest and neck, and add a lot of flare to the antlers.
(Ken Hultgren: The Art of Animal Drawing)

The requested sentences from the nearest prose book are
He took out his pocket watch and his head jerked back. "Wow, look at the time. I've got to go, Stephanie."
"Go? Go where?"
"Things to do, I'm afraid. Number one is finding out why that nice gentleman was sent here, and number two is finding out who sent him."
"You can't leave me alone," she said, following him into the living room."
Derek Landy: Skulduggery Pleasant
The "nice gentleman" tried to kill Stephanie, who is 12 years old. Just to explain why she does not seem overly whiny to me here.

That's the meme over with, but just for fun, the next seven sentences, too:
"Yes," he corrected, "I can. You'll be perfectly safe."
"The front door's off!"
"Well, yes. You'll be perfectly safe as long as they don't come through the front door."
He pulled on his coat but she snatched his hat away.
"Are you taking my hat hostage?" he asked doubtfully.

Which, indeed, would be a bit of a problem, considering he's an undead skeleton, who would stand out if he just went out on the street without a disguise. He is also directly responsible for the front door being off.

A scene which neatly fits the first two points on my "Likes" list in the last post.
Tags: books, meme

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