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Interesting Book Meme
I meant to do this meme which I gakked from axonite at an earlier date. But I had pictures of house painting to post instead.

1. Take five books off your bookshelf.
2. Book #1 -- first sentence
3. Book #2 -- last sentence on page fifty
4. Book #3 -- second sentence on page one hundred
5. Book #4 -- next to the last sentence on page one hundred fifty
6. Book #5 -- final sentence of the book
7. Make the five sentences into a paragraph

Lovely as a menace to himself was one thing, he considered; foolishly, he refused to believe that he might be in serious danger from the half-breed; he believed that Lovely was a boaster, a coward, and that he would be afraid of the prompt vengeance of Jim's friends. Close your eyes, murmurs her teacher. Gradually he grew calmer. The result was that while a physical map of Golter was a relatively simple depiction of the planet's varied but unremarkable geography, political maps tended to resemble something plucked from the wreckage after an explosion in a paint factory. "It hasn't even begun."

(Well, that's the best that I could do with the five sentences... Sheesh, Iain M Banks sure writes long sentences! My books, for those curious, were Fallen Gods by Jonathan Blum and Kate Orman, Against a Dark Background by Iain M BanksThe Subtle Knife by Philip Pullman, Voice of the Turtle: American Indian Literature 1900-1970 edited by Paula Gunn Allen,, and my favorite book of all time, Charlie and the Great Glass Elevator.)

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drake57 From: drake57 Date: May 17th, 2004 08:40 pm (UTC) (Link)
I love this meme,going to try it again soon :)
dark_pheonix From: dark_pheonix Date: May 17th, 2004 09:00 pm (UTC) (Link)
What an entertaining paragraph...Mnn, let's see what I get-

"As she stared out over the curving sea, a light breeze messing with her hair, Aline Vehlman felt better than she had in days. Luckily, Jamie managed to catch her midway and hurled her back into her seat. Gorrak wasn't to sure about this. A shame he had been forced to implant those memories of a horrific car accident into her, so she accepted his cybernetic modifications. And finally, in anticipation of twenty episodes of 'sex, insects and more sex', I bid you adeu"

...The scary thing is they almost work...*twitch*
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