Thanks to Joanne I suddenly realized how many books on my nightstand I still have to finish reading. Yikes. Can I have another 5 hours in a day?

So, here was the meme:

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.

Here are my results:

Marla started going to the support groups since it was easier to be around other human butt wipe. Then the class captain would blow his whistle and we'd march in a single file to our classrooms, longing for winter already, greeted instead by the specter of yet another long school year. "Marguerite..." he whispered. I listened as he moved away and then I went back to sleep. From up here, a half mile above the Earth, everything looked perfect to me.

(I changed one word, from "looks" to "looked," to keep with the tense)



Aloft by Chang-rei Lee
The Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini
Fight Club by Chuck Palahniuk
Five People You Meet In Heaven
by Mitch Albom
True At First Light by Ernest Hemingway




Dawno said…
Hi Ray! Even tho' I've been tagged already and did a 'special Star Trek' version for Mac I shall do another just for you. I'll come back and post it here in comments.

Thanks for thinking of me!
Ray Wong said…
Dawno, you can now subscribe to this blog by using the subscription form in the sidebar. You'll get an email when I update. Thanks!

Dawno said…

And now, your meme:

Bestselling authors are the gods and goddesses of the publishing industry. The audience recognizes this timeless character because of her appeal to the collective unconscious. If that's your problem, remind yourself of the greater good. She was small-boned and petite. The game begins anew every day, and it only gets better from here.

Book 1 - The Making of a Bestseller Brian Hill & Dee Power
Book 2 - The Complete Writer's Guide to Heroes and Heroines Cowden LeFever, Viders
Book 3 - Outwitting Writer's Block Jenna Glatzer
Book 4 - Creating Romantic Characters Leigh Michaels
Book 5 - No Plot? No Problem! Chris Baty

Maybe I should have cheated to make a better paragraph. I didn't use novels, either; I went to the first shelf and took the first 5 books - which all happen to be about writing.
Your meme was great, Ray. Thanks for mentioning me. ;)

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