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Book meme

(Modified a bit from music4asoul's entry here)


  1. Take 5 books at random
  2. Book 1 - write the first sentence of the first chapter
  3. Book 2 - write the last sentence on page fifty
  4. Book 3 - write the second sentence on the hundredth page
  5. Book 4 - write the penultimate (2nd-to-last) sentence on page one-fifty
  6. Book 5 - write the final sentence of the book (of the story, not any advert at the back. You can't put "The End" either)
  7. Make the five sentences into a paragraph and post here
  8. Do the same in your journal

My books (a randomly insane random collection):

  1. The Dilbert Principle ~ Scott Adams
  2. The Willows and Beyond ~ William Horwood
  3. Hacker ~ Malorie Blackman
  4. Convoy ~ Dudley Pope (the authour of Ramage)
  5. The Dark Side of the Sun ~ Terry Pratchett (authour of Discworld)

These days it seems like any idiot with a laptop computer can churn out a business book and make a few bucks. He went back to his books with renewed vigour, quite forgetting the passionate dislike of Toad he had felt only moments before, but feeling instead that it was perhaps good, after all, to be home. ‘It's very good of you, Beth,’ Dad said gratefully. Ned suddenly heard his voice saying: ‘There's only one way of finding out, sir, and that's to sail in a convoy close to a Sweedish ship chartered by this same firm.’ Now, he thought, we will listen.


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