Thursday, October 15, 2009

The Page 56 Meme

An easy blogging meme from Victorian Geek:

•Grab the nearest book.
•Open it to page 56.

• Find the fifth sentence.
•Post the text of the sentence in your journal along with these instructions.

Don’t dig for your favourite book, the coolest book, or the most intellectual one: pick the CLOSEST.

Well the closest book to me is the one I've just catalogued: Last Letters Home edited by Tamasin Day-Lewis. The fifth sentence on p.56 is rather poignant:

I remember going out and playing golf and saying to myself "Look at this shot Mick," and feeling he was there.

Last Letters Home is a mixture of letters and biography from World War Two. The above was from the chapter, "Flora Scott and her brother Mick". Mick, formally a school teacher, was in the RAF and his final letter shows his love of flying and sense of freedom and is very reminiscent of the war poem High Flight by John Gillespie Magee.


Jane Badger said...

Here's the fifth sentence of M E Atkinson's Steeple Folly, pg 56:

"Bill looked at it - and sniffed."

Juxtabook said...

Jane - That sounds like my 5 year old confronted with a new eating experience!

Jane Badger said...

Or a bookdealer confonted with one of those boxes of books that's been in someone's barn for far too long...

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