I saw this over at Decrepit Old Fool and decided to go along…
1. Grab the nearest book.
2. Open the book to page 123.
3. Find the fifth sentence.
4. Post the text of the sentence in your journal along with these instructions.
5. Don’t search around and look for the “coolest” book you can find. Do what’s actually next to you.
I looked around, but all the books within reach are children’s books. Picture books, and none have enough pages to qualify.
So I cheated just a wee bit and went to the shelf behind the door of the bedroom.
The gold and black cover of WISH YOU WELL by David Baldacci caught my eye.
Page 123 fifth sentence:
“He was a real writer. He didn’t have to go around quoting other people.”
Which ain’t so bad for a fiction book.
I must go on and quote some more.
Cotton stood too. “I am sure if your father were here he would tell you that there is no shame in repeating the words of others. That it’s a show of respect, in fact. And I have the greatest respect for your father’s talents”.
Being the “lady in the kitchen” at church, which, come to think of it had a guy asking me why I am always in the kitchen. I told him it is my favorite place, that you certainly won’t be seeing me as the choir director.
At home there was folding the clothes to empty 3 baskets, and taking a nap this afternoon, so this day has been uneventful. Talk about mellow and boring.
Now I am ending it by quoting someone else.
ps if you keep clicking on the links to follow back to who started this whole quotes thing, it could use up about an hour of an evening. Truly, more excitement and social contacts are needed by this pathetic woman.