Thursday, April 10, 2008

Booking Through Thursday: Writing Challenge

Pick up the nearest book. (I’m sure you must have one nearby.)
Turn to page 123.
What is the first sentence on the page?
The last sentence on the page?
Now . . . connect them together….(And no, you may not transcribe the entire page of the book–that’s cheating!)

First... a pathetic search for a book:
The nearest book? A Spanish dictionary, hmmmm, not using that one. Other books here on the computer desk? A regular dictionary, an HTML reference book, quote books, a French dictionary... sheesh. Looking further into the room: a huge book full of animal pictures, a pile of magazines and newspapers, a stack of end table books.... nope... not using those either. No books on the counter today.... strange. Next room: WAIT... a WHOLE shelf full of books! Hmmmm.... I randomly pick one:

Inkheart by Cornelia Funke. (YES! I think this is it!)
page 123 which happens to be the start of Chapter 14

Hundreds of times since Dustfinger first told her about him, Meggie had tried to picture Capricorn's face.

Would it be an oldish face? A rugged face? Or maybe even a young man's face? Would she be able to read his eyes and see the meaness lurking there, or would he be hiding all that behind a mask? Over and over, Meggie thought of all the different kinds of faces he might have.

But Capricorn looked quite different.

Ah, I LOVE this book!


  1. I haven't heard of that book bu it looks interesting!

  2. Oh, I love that book, too! I had a bit of a search finding something that would work. Team of Rivals just didn't cut it. Happy Thursday!

  3. that flowed so well. Here's mine from Body Surfing by Anita Shreve (which I am reading currently)

    "Did anyone see his smile? Mrs. Edwards? Ben?"

    "An effort has been made to cover the gap with solidified ganache."

  4. It's been interesting to see what everyone comes up with. I liked your addition! I was too lazy to add anything to mine as it seemed to work so well on its own.



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