The "Random Quote" game

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The "Random Quote" game

Post by Evelyn » January 16th, 2011, 6:52 pm

Here's how it works:

1. Grab the nearest book to you. (If it's in arm's reach, you get extra credit.)
2. Turn to page 105.
3. Go to the second full paragraph on the page. (If it's dialogue, that's okay.)
4. Go to the third sentence in the paragraph. (If it's fewer than three sentences, write the last one.)
5. Write it here.


My entry, (from "Farm City: The Education of an Urban Farmer" by Novella Carpenter.) (Extra credit! It was right behind my laptop.)

"You know whatever you breed, you can eat, too, right?" Nico said, folding a sweater,sweetening the deal.

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Post by Watcher55 » January 16th, 2011, 7:04 pm

TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD: Harper Lee

with movements so swift they seemed simultaneous, Atticus's hand yanked a ball-tipped lever as he brought the gun to his shoulder.

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Post by Down the well » January 16th, 2011, 7:19 pm

The Lone Ranger And Tonto Fistfight In Heaven, by Sherman Alexie. (Extra credit. It was the first book I pulled off the bookshelf next to me.)


"I know that most of the electrical circuitry was destroyed, all the batteries dead, all the wires shorted, all the dams burst, but I wonder if this radio still works."

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Post by Cookie » January 17th, 2011, 11:14 am

Shelter From The Storm: Bob Dylan's Rolling Thunder Years by Sid Griffin.

Nobody noticed, because they thought it was another pretentious experiment of the New Wave.

This was while I was at work, so I'll do it again when I get home.

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Post by dios4vida » January 19th, 2011, 4:26 pm

From The Ghost King by R.A. Salvatore

"She could hardly see in the heavy smoke, and tripped over a burning beam, painfully smashing her toes in the process."

(extra credit, too, cause I just got it in the mail!)
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Post by garybak » February 6th, 2011, 1:13 pm

From Life of Pi - Yann Martel

I didn't hurt myself.

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Post by Evelyn » February 6th, 2011, 1:39 pm

From "I love you, but I'm leaving you anyway" by Tracy McMillan.

She's gotten physical with me before - a wooden spoon once, a slapped face here and there, some hair pulling, and once, a bar of Tone soap in my mouth - but never like this.

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Post by charlotte49ers » February 6th, 2011, 9:56 pm

"I'm pretty sure that's what love is."

Before I Fall by Lauren Oliver

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Post by JohnDurvin » March 12th, 2011, 11:15 pm

"Avoid medicinal doses of all herbs while pregnant unless following advice by a medical herbalist or midwife." (There were four books within reach, but the one on top was my girlfriend's vegan cooking guide.)
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Post by Beethovenfan » March 26th, 2011, 5:57 pm

The Book of Tomorrow by Cecelia Ahern

That way, you never have to give back the things you love.
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Post by Moni12 » March 26th, 2011, 7:52 pm

The Thief of Time by Terry Pratchett (American Gods was just a little further out of reach).

"A waste of good bricks."

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Post by Beethovenfan » June 17th, 2011, 1:13 am

"I shouldn't have touched your things."
From Water for Elephants by Sara Gruen
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Post by BransfordGroupie » June 17th, 2011, 8:39 am

Either she was seeing some freak reflection in the glass, or someone was sitting in the driver's seat.

From Midnight Kiss by Rebecca York.

Gathering dust whilst propping up my keyboard. I have trouble writing steamy romance, so my mother gave me a Mills and Boon Silhouette intrigue to read. I must admit I have never read an M&B, so maybe I shouldn't judge a book by its cover, but there is just something about formula writing that stands in the way of turning that first page. Am I being too harsh?
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Re: The "Random Quote" game

Post by Sommer Leigh » June 17th, 2011, 9:10 am

The Kid Table by Andrea Seigel

As a kid I had an embroidered pillow in my bedroom with Pooh's head saying, "If you live to be 100, I hope I live to be 100 minus 1 day, so I never have to live without you."


(funny too, because this whole entry makes this book sound wholesome and good for the soul. hahahahaha that's not true at all.)
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Re: The "Random Quote" game

Post by trixie » June 17th, 2011, 4:28 pm

"Wow, I'm getting hot."

From our very own Nathan Bransford and his book, Jacob Wonderbar and the Cosmic Space Kapow

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