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Sunday, December 7, 2008


I've been tagged by Rebecca for this unusual book meme. Its got some very interesting guidelines!

Take ten books and transcribe the fifth sentence from page 56.

In keeping with the 5,56 thing, make sure that at least five books are fiction. provide five hints, and pass the meme on to six other bloggers.

Here are the ten fifth sentences:

  1. 1. When Jesus tells him that he needs to be born from above, only faintly understanding the meaning, he lamely asks whether another birth is possible.
  2. 2. Then they shewed him the Ox's Goad, wherewith Shamgar slew Six Hundred men.
  3. 3. "...She looks lonely and sad, don't you think?..."
  4. 4. Believe me, it is no light matter.
  5. 5. To be sure I may just as well go as not, for I am no use at home-am I? and it only harasses me.
  6. 6. In the third place, it needs to be said that a meeting, or service, is not necessarily evangelistic just because it includes testimonies, and choruses, and an appeal, any more than a man is necessarily English because he wears striped trousers and a bowler hat.
  7. 7. As we talked, he came to realize that what he really believed was that people could do their own thing as long as their own thing did not impinge on his thing.
  8. 8. "Did she," said Gwendolyn, laughingly.
  9. 9. For the first time in her life she had been struck, and the disgrace, in her eyes, was as deep as if he had knocked her down.
  10. 10. On October 18, a raw, gloomy Wednesday, a congressional committee of three, including Benjamin Franklin, gathered by a roaring fire in Washington's study and, after lengthy deliberations with the commander and his generals, concluded that if an attack on Boston meant the destruction of the town, they could not approve.
Here are the five hints:

  1. 1. (For sentence #8) This female author published under a male pseudonym.
  2. 2. (For sentence #9) This book is a contender for my very favorite novel of all time.
  3. 3. (For sentence #6) This well-known author lives in Canada and this particular book is one that I refer to frequently.
  4. 4. (For sentence #3) I'd be very surprised if Islandsparrow doesn't have this book memorized, cover to cover!
  5. 5. (For sentence #7) This author is one of two which I've quoted here that was born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.
Now for the tagging:

Have fun! I did!


rebecca said...

#6 sounds like J.I. Packer. I'll take a stab and guess it's from Evangelism and the Sovereignty of God.

Dorothy said...

You got it, Rebecca!

John said...

I believe that number 2 is from the Pilgrim's Progress. ...Yes, I've confirmed it--it is the Pilgrim's Progress.

I'll get started on mine shortly.

Dorothy said...

Yes, of course, you are right, John!

I am looking forward to yours!

Elle said...

I have duly participated. Hope you enjoy.