Sep. 28th, 2016

Book meme

Sep. 28th, 2016 04:23 pm
glacier_kitty: (abby 3)
- Take four books off your bookshelf.
- Write the first sentence
- Write the last sentence on page fifty
- Write the second sentence on page one hundred
- Write the next to the last sentence on page one hundred fifty
- Write the final sentence of the book

Book 1: The Worst Journey in the World by Apsley Cherry-Garrard (big surprise there LOL)
-> Polar exploration is at once the cleanest and most isolated way of having a bad time which has been devised (LOL)
-> An alternative was offered to me in going faster so as to shake up the big pump on the main engines, and this I did--in spite of myself--and in defiance of the first principles of seamanship
-> Some three or four of us watched it gloomily from the shore whilst all was bustle on board, the men shifting cargo aft
-> At this moment our berg split into two parts and we hastily retreated to the lower and safer floes
-> If you march your Winter Journeys you will have your reward, so long as all you want is a penguin's egg

Book 2: Firestorm by Nevada Barr
-> If she'd had a foot fetish Anna would have been an extremely happy woman
-> If she didn't get out of this alive, Molly would kill her
-> Emerging from the block of wood was a chimpanzee in a cowboy hat and six-guns
-> That would have been around nine-forty-five
-> She took Anna's hand and held it till they'd landed

Book 3: A Storm of Swords by George R.R. Martin
-> The day was grey and bitter cold, and the dogs would not take the scent
-> Yet after a while the motion of her horse became as soothing as the rocking of a cradle, and Arya found her eyes growing heavy
-> "It was as if all the free folk had vanished"
-> The big wench was looking doubtful
-> "Aye," he added softly, after a pause, "and his father too, I think"

Book 4: Mr. Penumbra's 24-Hour Bookstore by Robin Sloan
-> Lost in the shadows of the shelves, I almost fall off the ladder
-> But my new feature also introduced a bug, and now the shelves are all blinking out of existence when I rotate the store too far around
-> Her velocity is steady, even as the landscape rises underneath her; she's the little eccentric that could
-> I would frown at that if my head wasn't spinning with the revelation that Penumbra possesses a first name, and that it is--
-> A clerk and a ladder and and warm golden light, and then: the right book exactly, at exactly the right time

Name one friend of the opposite sex )

Today's trivia: More extras were used in the 1981 film Gandhi than in any other movie. 300,000 were used for only a ten-minute funeral sequence

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