Monday, December 08, 2008

Bookworm Award

CindyW tagged me with the Bookworm Award. Thanks Cindy!

Here's how it works: Open the book closest to you, not your favorite or most intellectual book, but the book closest to you at the moment, to page 56. Write out the fifth sentence, as well as two to five sentences following there.

The war wreaked serious damage to the building, but even greater damage was wreaked by the flood of 1966 when many of the sacred books (Tora) were lost.

Along the avenues which encircle the city, halfway between the ancient northern gate (Porta San Gallo) and the eastern gate (Porta all Croce), one finds...

I'm going to tag the last five bloggers who commented on the blog as I draft this:
Jenny Schwartzberg
Little Alys

Have fun!


Jenny Schwartzberg said...

"Fine. I'll call him myself." He displayed the business card he'd kept when he'd returned her other things.
Cassie muttered a curse and snatched up the telephone. "I'll call him," she grumbled, punching in Tony's office number.

From p. 56 of Gina Ferris' Hardworking Man, SSE 806 from 1993. I'm rereading books from my keeper shelves and this is the 2nd book in the wonderful Family Found series......

little alys said...

Wooo, thanks. I already posted mine, but I didn't say which book. Teehee.

orannia said...

'Portia smiled, a smile that did not touch her eyes. She was speculating. "Of course, my love,' she said finally. "Now I am more convinced than ever that you did a very wise thing."
Portia nodded toward Alessandro. "When you decided to bring home that most delightful souvenir."
I slapped lightly at her arm. "Stop that at once. He will hear you."'

From Silent in the Sanctuary by Deanna Raybourn. I LOVED her first book - Silent in the Grave (a Victorian romantic suspense) - and am loving Silent in the Sanctuary!

Mariana said...

"Rockman reached in his left breast pocket and drew out a sheet of paper affixed with a holographic seal. "This document from your chief of police authorizes the senator access to any and all evidence and investigative data on Ms. DeBlass's murder.

Whitney barely glanced at the document before setting it aside. He'd always considered politics a coward's game, and hated that he was forced to play it."

Mariana said...

Oh, I forgot, this was from 'Naked in Death' by JD Robb (ebook version so print p56 may be different). Re-reading for the Nth time, but once more doesn't hurt :)

Anonymous said...

James put his glass down and straightened his jacket. Talking about his wife had made his need to see her all the more imperative.
"My status of clan leader has its benefits, Alexander. She is honor bound to obey me without question, like all the others. (...)."

From p. 56 of Mina Hepsen`s "under the blood red moon"; 2008.


dd03 said...

Thanks for the award!

here's my response:

Evie said...

"Who are you and how do you know Maddox?"

"Let me go!" Ashlyn wiggled and squirmed, trying to free herself from her captor's iron grip. Her ankle throbbed but she didn't care. "They're killing him in there!" Oh God, they were killing him, stabbing him over and over again. There'd been so much blood...such terrible screams. She gagged, remembering.

"The Darkest Night" by Gena Showalter. (Lords of the Underworld, Book 1)