OK, I’m really, really late on this. I suck. But it’s such a cool little game; better late than never, no?
Anyway, the ever wondrously smart (and almost never bitchy) Maili instructs us to:
1. Take first five novels from your bookshelf.
2. Book 1—first sentence
3. Book 2—last sentence on page 50
4. Book 3—second sentence on page 100
5. Book 4—next to the last sentence on page 150
6. Book 5—final sentence of the book
7. Make the five sentences into a paragraph.
8. Feel free to “cheat” to make it a better paragraph.
9. Name your sources
10.Post to your blog.
Ho-kay! Here are my results:
Della Mitchell clutched the steering wheel of her silver SUV and closed her eyes. Instead, after wrangling with accelerated motion such as the spinning bucket, Newton saw no option but to invoke some invisible background stuff with respect to which motion could be unambiguously defined. “I’m saying we choose what’s familiar, for good or ill.” If they had a normal marriage, he would kiss the delicate curve of her throat and find a way not to crumple her gown while he made them late for dinner. “All we know is the ghost is most likely to show himself when the moon is full and the B & B is hosting handsome young tourists.”
Yowch! Do I win some kind of prize for Most Schizophrenic Paragraph? I didn’t actually bother to go to my bookshelves (I mean, which bookcase should I have chosen? The HC bookcase? The one holding the paperbacks? What about the ones holding nothing but TBR books?) so I just grabbed five of the eight books currently littering my computer desk.
These here are the books I used:
The Sistahood of Shopaholics by Leslie Esdaile, Monica Jackson, Reon Laudat and Niqui Stanhope
The Fabric of the Cosmos by Brian Greene
The Royal Treatment by MaryJanice Davidson
The Bartered Bride by Mary Jo Putney
Pirate’s Price by Darlene Marshall