A Game for Us

Here are the rules:
* Grab the book nearest you. Right now. Don't hunt on a book shelf for something to impress us, but it has to be a real book!
* Turn to page 56.
* Find the fifth sentence.
* Post that sentence and reference the book in the comments.

I stole this from Meg. Remember, Meg, that plagiarism is the greatest of compliments!


  1. "It was Craig Sutherland who had brought the device along to the club."

    Torchwood: Slow Decay
    By Andy Lane

  2. Nice! I'm finally cool!!!! Actually, I stole it from a college friend on Facebook, so I guess she's cool too! And now I have a nice long list of books I want to read. Except for the one from my friend who's a financial advisor. He grabbed a book at work.

  3. You must try and write to me, if I can ever give you any little help or good advice.

    Elizabeth Gaskell. North and South, 1855.

  4. "Spanish hunted American Indians for sport and murdered them for dog food."

    -Lies My Teacher Told Me
    by James W. Loewen

  5. "3. Cut away the corner squares (Figure 1-22), leaving a cross shaped piece of paper (Figure 1-23)."

    From The Professional Pastry Chef, Fourth Edition, by Bo Friberg.

    Ps. A friend pinched this too. We're updating our statuses on Facebook with this. Twice in one day! I rock!

  6. I had really planned to wash my hair and rinse a few things out that week, when the e-mail man came with this bright idea: Ride new MV Augustas up the Pacific Coast with Giacomo Agostini and Phil Read for five days to the Ritz-Carlton Half Moon Bay for the big Legends of the Motorcycle confab, where MV would be the featured marque and Giacomo would receive some sort of lifetime achievement award.

    Page 57 ('cause page 56 is a picture) CycleWorld 11/2008.

  7. "What was so scary about that, anyway?"

    No Rest for the Wiccan
    by Madelyn Alt

  8. In "The Case of Charles Dexter Ward," Curwen arrives in Providence from Salem in 1692 seeking asylum.

    -An HP Lovecraft Encyclopedia
    S.T. Joshi and David E. Schultz

  9. "Four generations are present in her room; no doubt she has little connection with the younger generations, nor do they have much to do with her."

    Writing Better Lyrics
    by Pat Pattison

  10. "For some men, the increasing unacceptability of sexism, coupled with the inconvenience of eliminating it, encourages various strategies of self-deception."

    Women's Voices, Feminist Visions
    By Susan M. Shaw and Janet Lee