Friday, October 23, 2009

The Friday 56 - Oct. 23, 2009


* Grab the book nearest you. Right now.

* Turn to page 56.

* Find the fifth sentence.

* Post that sentence (plus one or two others if you like) along with these instructions on your blog or (if you do not have your own blog) in the comments section of Storytime with Tonya and Friends.

*Post a link along with your post back to Storytime with Tonya and Friends.

*Don’t dig for your favorite book, the coolest, the most intellectual. Use the CLOSEST

The closest book to me is Malcolm Gladwell's What the Dog Saw. In trying to find the 5th sentence, I realized that he has some very lonnnng ones! Anyway, here's my offering:

"Winn, Danny, and Pallop look as if they belong in high school. The room has an overstuffed bookshelf in one corner, and a television muted and tuned to CNBC. There are two ancient Greek heads, one next to Taleb's computer and the other, somewhat bafflingly, on the floor, next to the door, as if it were being set out for the trash."

For a non-fiction author, I love Gladwell's descriptiveness!


Alexia561 said...

Too funny that the quote includes a description of an overstuffed bookshelf! Sounds intriguing, so will keep an eye out for your review. Have a great weekend!

Jackie said...

Alexia - The bookshelf? I know! Lol. Review should be up early next week.

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