This is for Ali, who tagged me in a meme, and this is how it works:
- Take ten books, and transcribe the fifth sentence from page fifty six.
- Make sure that at least five books are fiction, provide five hints, and pass the meme on to six other bloggers.
- If you accept my invitation to play, please post in the comments section, so we can all chime in guessing which books you reference!
I will give you the author's name or initials; you tell me the title! Here goes:
"A new life, a different kind of life always follows the old."
~Clarissa Pinkola Estes' novel "about that which never dies"
"This is a brilliant and attractive reading, but like many other interpretations, it does not take full account of the fact that Penelope does not have a choice in the matter."
~from Robert Fagles' critical introduction to arguably the greatest epic
"It wasn't right."
~L. E.'s best-seller whose title is the first few words of an American hymn
"You will not catch me in the same mind again, neither you nor any young man, I warrant me."
~Charles Reade's novel of the middle ages whose theme explores the conflict between man's obligations to the church and the home
"Perhaps nobody brought up as I was can speak of tobacco without at least some affection."
~W. B.'s collection of essays
"I shall be able, of course, to express the fact that it is God who is angered, who is consoling and admonishing, not by indifferent monotony, but only with inmost concern and rapport, as one who knows that he himself is being addressed."
~D. B.'s discussion of Christian fellowship
"In order to understand fully what Man's power over Nature, and therefore the power of some men over other men, really means, we must picture the race extended in time from the date of its emergence to that of its extinction."
~C.S.L's treatise on the Natural law
"'You've never known any,' he said."
~D. du M.'s gothic tale of whose title is a woman's name
"'So suddenly to be gone!'"
~J.A.'s tale of two sisters (bonus points if you can guess which sister is speaking and to whom she refers)
"When supper was really finished at last, and each animal felt that his skin was now as tight as was decently safe, and that by this time he didn't care a hang for anybody or anything, they gathered round the glowing embers of the great wood fire, and thought how jolly it was to be sitting up so late, and so independent, and so full; and after they had chatted for a time about things in general, the Badger said heartily, 'How then! tell us the news from your part of the world. How's old Toad going on!"
~K.G.'s children's classic
I tag Joanna, Lauryl, Lillibeth, Alyssan, Heather, & Joshua