Tuesday, January 02, 2007

Make Your Own Literary Paragraph Meme

Just a silly little book meme I found on Indigo Luna, who got it off of Faster Than Kudzu.

1. Take five books off your bookshelf.
2. Book #1 -- first sentence
3. Book #2 -- last sentence on page fifty
4. Book #3 -- second sentence on page one hundred
5. Book #4 -- next to the last sentence on page one hundred fifty
6. Book #5 -- final sentence of the book
7. Make the five sentences into a paragraph:

I pulled five books at random and here's what I came up with:

You will rejoice to hear that no disaster has accompanied the commencement of an enterprise which you have regarded with such evil forebodings. "I can see 'is scar!" He had several run-ins with the police when he was a kid. Which meant it was polite of him to examine her vulnerabilities while at the same time breathlessly not allowing them to get in the actual way. She gave the hoyer a quick pat, then the three of them walked on.

Can you guess any of the books? Here's where the sentences originated:

Book #1 - Frankenstein by Mary Shelley
Book #2 - Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban by J. K. Rowling
Book #3 - Charmed to Death by Shirly Damsgaard
Book #4 - Polly's Ghost by Abby Frucht
Book #5 - Into the Green by Charles DeLint


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