Tuesday, November 18, 2008

The Book Quote Game

Just ran into this, thought it would be fun for the blog:


*Grab the book nearest you. Right now.
*Turn to page 56.
*Find the fifth sentence.
*Post that sentence and the book author/title in the comments below.

"The Skagit River, which formed the valley, begins up in British Columbia, leaps and splashes southwestward through the High Cascade wilderness, absorbing glaciers and sipping alpine lakes, running two hundred miles in total before all fish-green, driftwood-cluttered and silty, it spreads its double mouth like suckers against the upper body of Puget Sound."

-Tom Robbins, Another Roadside Attraction

Enjoy interactive media on the intartubes,


[via Monica]


Bpaul said...

"Blog readers not into text games.... CHECK"

Catherine Just said...

"Outside Paris, groups of surrealists with their wives and companions traveled, relaxed and worked together under summer skies darkened by threatening clouds of international tensions; the political instabilities of the decade sometimes seemed to mirror the social instabilities that often pursued the group that had, in many instances, rejected domestic stability."

from " Women Artists and the Surrealist Movement "
by Whitney Chadwick

Bpaul said...


say said...

"He learned that the whole world is on fire."

from "Iron Giant" by Robert Bly

Catherine Just said...

I love this - I wish more people had participated....

Bpaul said...

They were all over it on facebook. It went pretty viral. It's a more interactive medium overall though.

Howdy Say, good to see your sir.

Anonymous said...

"The standards set for them are pretty rigorous, and generally to be commended (they insist, for example, on systems where free-range chickens are genuinely encouraged to find and make use of their allotted outdoor space, where they can scratch for grain)."

from "The River Cottage Meat Book"
by Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall

Bpaul said...

That was an awesome quote. If I may be so bold, who is the masked anonymous poster? You may use a pseudonym or nickname if you want.