Thursday, April 10, 2008

Booking Through Thursday

Check out the Booking Through Thursday site to see other responses to this exercise.

Pick up the nearest book. (I’m sure you must have one nearby.)
Turn to page 123.
What is the first sentence on the page?
The last sentence on the page?
Now . . . connect them together….
(And no, you may not transcribe the entire page of the book–that’s cheating!)

Everything seemed not so good to him as it was before. Thus he stepped across the threshold of the new tea shop into the great, glittering room, full of tables and open to the street as it was, and he went in, bold enough in his bearing and trying to be the more bold because his heart was timid and he remembered that only in the last few years was he more than a poor man who had not at any time more than a silver piece or two, ahead, and a man who had even labored at pulling a ricksha on the streets of a southern city.

Yes, that last piece is actually written as one HUGE sentence. The book is The Good Earth by Pearl S. Buck. I actually haven't even gotten to page 123 in my reading yet, so I took a risk in doing that. But it didn't really give anything away.


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Mercy's Maid said...

There's nothing to get, really. You just take the first sentence on page 123 of a certain book and put the last sentence of that same page next to it and see if it makes sense or not. If you go to the site linked in the post, you can see some of them.

Some of them made nonsense, some made sense.