Thursday, January 18, 2007

Too Much Fun To Pass Up!

A meme from Booking Through Thursday:

  1. Grab the book closest to you.

  2. Open to page 123, look down to the 5th sentence.

  3. Post the text of the next 3 sentences on your blog.

  4. Include the title and the author's name.

My response:

"John?" She cleared her throat. "Tell you what. Do you have something I can write on?"
Does that count as three sentences? Or should I continue?

Numbly, he shook his head. He'd left his pad in the house. Idiot.
Yunno, this excerpt does no justice to the book.

It's from "Lover Awakened" by J.R. Ward and this is not a dull book. In fact, this is a big scene. It's interesting when you take something out of context, isn't it?

Let me try this with one of my WIPs:

"Milla. Stop. Listen." He folded her hands inside his, staring down into her face. "I’m crazy about you."
Gee, and that pronouncement didn't even come from her love interest!

How about this one:

It didn't work. The moment Booboo knew she was awake, he crawled up to her face and patted her cheek with a soft paw.

"You hungry?"
Huh, this happens after quite a big night for our heroine.

And lastly, this one:

Laurie stood at the passenger side door and stared at Clint across the seat. "Do I get a say in this?"

"Not if you're going to say no."
Hey, that's the best sounding one yet.

Anyone care to join me? If you do, leave a comment and let me know so I can go take a peek (no, you don't have to post from your own stuff).


anno said...

I kind of like these three-sentence stories. Unfortunately, I can't find three in a row in my current WIP that seem worth posting. Probably means I need to work on it.

benning said...

"Carolina," Mac said.
"Oui, Mac. Merci."

From my own book - the galley proof. Sounds idiotic just sitting there, doesn't it?

From the book I'm reading right now, The Cousins War, I have this:

For months in late 1775 and early 1776, civil war was at hand in the North Atlantic.

Never, ever, did eighteenth-century Americans fight a simple war for independence. Such a conflict would have been impossible.

Allie Boniface said...

OK, I did it!