This blog post is actually a bit of a game, which I am hoping will turn into something quite fun. The idea comes from two other blogs, from Susan’s blog at mywithershins and before that from Jenny’s blog at J. Keller Ford, and is basically a bit of fun to honour the love of reading, something that I suspect a fair majority of my followers and readers share.
All you have to do is the following:
- Grab the book closest to you. Closest as in physically, not emotionally or intellectually. So not your favourite, or the funniest or most clever, just whatever book it happens to be (there’s no judgement on whatever it happens to be, I promise).
- Open it up to page 60.
- Find the sixth sentence on that page.
- Post this sentence in the comments section below this post. For a bit of fun, don’t divulge what book this sentence is from, but rather let’s see if anybody else can guess what book the quote comes from. On this note, feel free to comment on each others comments if you think you know!
If you want to keep this going by putting it up on your own blog, feel free to do so, but make sure you link back to Susan and Jenny for both starting this and spreading it in the first place.
My quote is this:
“It is a triumph of self-control to see a man whipped until the muscles of his back show white and glistening through the cuts and to give no sign of pity or anger or interest.”
This book was the closest to me simply because it was sitting on the edge of the shelf in front of other books. I will give you all a clue – it is quite a well known book, by a very well known author. I will post the answer to this in exactly a week’s time, as an update to this post – so check back on this actual post next weekend to find out how close you were, and who, if anyone, was on the right track.
Now readers, it’s your turn! Remember, just write the quote in the comments below, and don’t include the book it’s from. And feel free to guess other people’s quotes.