A literary meme

Swiped shamelessly from The Crankiest Quaker Alive.

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's ours:

This time there would be no witnesses.

"I have been instructed to tell you, if it seemed necessary, that Khorov, as you probably will not be surprised to hear," and here the white face took on something uncommonly like a sneer, "is well known to our Department of Security as an agent of Trantor."

"Don't fret so much, Ms. Andrews."

Ayla had spent many long afternoons when she was alone in her valley practicing bird whistles and calls. But, in spite of these deficiencies, the wishes, the hopes, the confidence, the predictions of the small band of true friends who witnessed the ceremony, were fully answered in the perfect happiness of the union.

Dirk Gently's Holistic Detective Agency by Douglas Adams
The Currents of Space by Isaac Asimov
The Robber Bride by Margaret Atwood
The Mammoth Hunters by Jean M. Auel
Emma by Jane Austen

Okay. TAG!
Kira Conally/Loving Twilight
Jason Evans/The Clarity of Night
MacAllister Stone/Stones In the Field

You're it!


Blogger jason evans said...

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2:52 PM  
Blogger jason evans said...

Hey, who was that? Oh it's you! I'm posting my paragraph at The Clarity of Night.

2:53 PM  
Anonymous Coyote Beta said...

Interesting paragraph, Jason. I see you changed the names to match. I don't remember an 'Andrew' in The Two Towers.

6:40 PM  
Blogger Kira said...

I followed Jason's lead and posted at Loving Twilight.

Neat idea, Coyote!

7:07 AM  
Blogger jason evans said...

Coyote beta, I invoked the pride of the writer and reordered the sentence about Andrew's pants and changed Frodo to Andrew. The rules did permit some touching up, after all. Even so, didn't Aragorn have a underachieiving brother named Andrew? I seem to remember an obscure reference to his inability to track an elephant through a mud bog....

7:45 AM  
Blogger Mac said...

Posting mine this morning! :) Fun. *grin*

7:08 AM  
Anonymous Coyote Beta said...

I think you might be right about Aragorn's younger brother, Jason. ;)

Thanks everyone for posting your memes. They have been fun to read.

9:25 AM  

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