Friday, March 5, 2010

The Friday 56

* 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.

I found this via Shiloh Walker's blog. She found it at The Bookaholic Zone, who found it at Storytime With Tonya & Friends, which - as far as I can tell - seems to be the originator.

Whew. Okay, let's get to it!

Today's quote is from A Lady of Persuasion by Tessa Dare, the third book in her historical romance trilogy. I haven't actually read this one yet, despite the fact that it's been beside me for months. I somehow lost my copy of book two. I'm only about halfway through it, but I can't find it. It's just gone. (Insert "Twilight Zone" music here.)


"Indeed, never in his life had he been so determined to succeed at any venture. It was what he did best, keeping ladies smiling."

I included the sixth sentence because it flows so well and makes the fifth one make more sense.

I adored the first book in this series. As soon as I find the second one, I will be finishing it. Then, THEN I will finally read this one.

1 comment:

  1. Equally distant from me are the Final Fantasy Tactics Strategy Guide, "A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court", and my PRS-505 e-reader. The FFT Guide is slightly closer than the others but page 56 only has four sentences. And since the 505 has hundreds of books, I think I'll go with Twain's classic:

    "All mines were royal property, and there were a good many of them. They had formerly been worked as savages always work mines--holes grubbed in the earth and the mineral brought up in sacks of hide by hand, at the rate of a ton a day; but I had begun to put the mining on a scientific basis as early as I could."

    I love this book. I haven't read all of Twain's works yet ("Joan of Arc" is next in line) but this is my favorite so far.

    And I'll be spreading this along through my own blog: