I volunteered for this life, wanted it and am not going to bitch about it now that I’ve got it.

23 October 2005


    1. Take the 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.
Newark was left behind and the post-chaise-and-four entered on a stretch of flat country which offered little to attract the eye, or occasion remark. It just didn’t seem right to me. We resumed our journey, gentlemen, but the road, instead of improving, became even viler. Men don’t exist. They won’t. I am content.

My sources are; Regency Buck by Georgette Heyer, The Outsiders by SE Hinton, A Masked Ball and other stories by Alexandre Dumas, where we once belonged by Sia Figiel, and Fool’s Fate by Robin Hobb. And I cheated by having two sentences from one book, simply because they were so short and made no sense alone.

via Something under the bed is drooling and in case you were wondering, it is week 142 and she says

  1. Infiltration::
  2. Nice person::
  3. Debt::
  4. Settle down::
  5. Thomas::
  6. Unforgivable::
  7. Medicine::
  8. A year from now::
  9. Neighbors::
  10. Dripping::

So, I say

  1. Infiltration::Alliance
  2. Nice person::Simon
  3. Debt::of honour
  4. Settle down::married with kids
  5. Thomas:: doubt
  6. Unforgivable::nothing
  7. Medicine::Simon, again
  8. A year from now:: is worth fighting for?
  9. Neighbors::where is the u?
  10. Dripping::wet

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10 Responses

  1. anne says:

    Oooh, Alexandre Dumas! I love you, Fence.

    Awkward silence.

    OK.
    Infiltration:: leak
    Nice person:: boring (not really but I thought of Melanie Hamilton, she's boring, right?)
    Debt:: with interest
    Settle down:: one day
    Thomas:: Crown
    Unforgivable:: Unforgettable
    Medicine:: cabinet
    A year from now:: who knows?
    Neighbors:: Aussie soap
    Dripping:: leak

  2. Fence says:

    Anne, lucky the associations were there to break the awkward silence (anyone else think awkward has too many w's?) :)

    Has Dumas' newly found book been released in France yet? Am eagerly awaiting the translation

  3. NineMoons says:

    Fixed your comment. So now you don't 'luck' stupid… :-)
    BTW I posted on associations but it didn't come up. Let me know if I'm stuck in modding or if it's just another crap-out for NM. If the latter, I'll redo, though obviously not the same.
    And I still ain't remembered. It's getting annoying. Not hugely so. Just a tad…

  4. Fence says:

    Good.

    No can see you stuck in moderation, but then again I did skim through 40 before hitting "spam" last night, so it could have been there and I missed it.
    Have you registered and logged in? If you do that you should be remembered. Otherwise just get used to typing. Mm'kay

  5. anne says:

    It's been released, I think. Still haven't read it though… Bad me.

  6. Carl V. says:

    Infiltration:: sneaky
    Nice person:: target
    Debt:: my constant companion since college
    Settle down:: Simmer down now!!!
    Thomas:: Covenant
    Unforgivable:: Costner's Waterworld
    Medicine:: makes me loopy
    A year from now:: I want to have created something rather than just talking about it.
    Neighbors:: prefer not having them.
    Dripping:: fangs

  7. Fence says:

    Ah, I didn't think Waterworld was all that bad. Course, I've never seen it all the way through, just bits here and there.

  8. Carl V. says:

    I don't know Fence, it was pretty bad. What is unforgiveable about it is that with the idea and budget it had the potential to be a cult classic. I do like Jeanne Tripplehorn, however.

  9. Fence says:

    Well, I haven't seen it all in one go so maybe I haven't experienced the entire horrificness :)

  1. 23 October 2005

    BOOKS: A little game

    Got this from Fence 1. Take the 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 …