National Book Week

It’s National Book Week! What’s the 5th sentence on page 56 of the book you’re reading right now?


  1. Tricia on August 9, 2011 at 11:14 am

    “We will be married as soon as I can procure a special license.” ~Deception of the Emerald Ring (I am slowly making my way thru all the Pink books…for the third or fourth time…in anticipation of Garden of Intrigue’s release 😀 )

  2. Tracie on August 9, 2011 at 11:41 am

    “She wouldn’t, and very likely Mary wouldn’t either, but George, I feel, is another matter.” – Black Sheep by Georgette Heyer

  3. Am7 on August 9, 2011 at 12:19 pm

    The fifth sentence is
    “He liked the idea of assigning Mis Keene to the laundry.”
    and the fifth line is
    “Look at them hands, my lord. She has never seen the inside of a laundry, and that’s a fact.”
    (The Secret Governess by Julie Klassen)

  4. Rachel on August 9, 2011 at 12:25 pm

    “Do you suppose that bastard would dare attack my wife or my children?”-The Hippopotamus Pool by Elizabeth Peters 😉

  5. Chanpreet on August 9, 2011 at 12:37 pm

    “Si, your great love,” she’d said, unwinding the pins in her braided bun and letting the silver braid fall to her narrow shoulder.”-The Love Goddess’ Cooking School by Melissa Senate

  6. Coyote Rose on August 9, 2011 at 12:57 pm

    The 5th sentence is rather boring, so I’m giving you the 4th and 4th sentences.

    “He’s going to chop off a horse’s head and have it put in your bed.”
    “Good,” the President said.

  7. Georgia on August 9, 2011 at 12:58 pm

    Since Kindle books don’t have page numbers, I will take the liberty of going with location 560 instead.

    “I beg you to remember your dignity today,” said Miss Cuthbert. Her face was as white as the foam plowed up by the bow of the boat, slicing through the murky waters.

    Linden, Caroline (2011-08-02). I Love the Earl (Kindle Locations 557-558). Avon Impulse. Kindle Edition.

  8. Sheila on August 9, 2011 at 1:06 pm

    It seemed to bear the image of a man and woman asleep in bed, surrounded by other fanciful designs.
    From “a Rather Charming Invitation”, by C A Belmond

  9. Liz on August 9, 2011 at 1:34 pm

    “The brigand’s sword withdrew to strike, and Father Lorenzo sank to his knees in submission, clutching the rosary and waiting for the slash that would cut short his prayer.”
    – from Juliet by Anne Fortier

  10. Stephanie on August 9, 2011 at 1:57 pm

    He began to travel extensively and soon became an art collector, joining the legion of rich and cultured Americans, including Jules E. Mastbaum and Isabella Stewart Gardner, who sailed to Europe to snap up Old Master and Impressionist works at relatively bargain prices. -Priceless by Robert K. Wittman

  11. Sara on August 9, 2011 at 2:10 pm

    “She was learning to read, Tyrion thought, absurdly.”

    From A Storm of Swords by George R. R. Martin

  12. Jeffrey on August 9, 2011 at 2:39 pm

    “…..If only she would do something about her looks…”

    From A Wife For Mr. Darcy by Mary Lydon Simonson.

    Maybe I have little or no discriminating taste in literature, not being able to tell a good read from a bad one, or…OR…everyone writing in this narrow and specialized genre’ has superior literary talent,(I suspect the latter) because this sequel is another dandy all the way through. I highly recommend it.

  13. Stephanie W on August 9, 2011 at 2:59 pm

    Pritkin was in Faerie, risking his life to find information.

    Hunt the Moon by Karen Chance

    This is just at the start of Chapter 6.

  14. Tina on August 9, 2011 at 3:30 pm

    To die at nineteen was cruel, particularly when no one was looking on to witness his martydom, except his divine Father in Heaven, who was not exactly known for running to the rescue of dying sons.

    Juliet by Anne Fortier

  15. melody on August 9, 2011 at 3:30 pm

    “The intimacy of her name on his lips sent a thrill along her spine and warmed her all the way down to her toes”

  16. Carolyn on August 9, 2011 at 4:15 pm

    “I’m only 29.”

  17. Virginia on August 9, 2011 at 4:31 pm

    “His shirtsleeves roll up to expose a skull-and-crossbones tattoo.”

    Anna And The French Kiss by Stephanie Perkins.

  18. Jeanne on August 9, 2011 at 6:29 pm

    “By a strange coincidence Grebaut’s boat had run aground twenty miles north of Luxor, and he was still there when Budge set out for Cairo with his purchases, leaving the police to guard his empty house.”

    The Curse of the Pharaohs by Elizabeth Peters

  19. SusanN on August 9, 2011 at 7:14 pm

    “In the sudden absence of Wagner, we hear Aunt Phoebe’s voice bellowing in the kitchen.” Murder with Puffins–Donna Andrews

    OK, this is just a guess since I’m reading it on a Kindle and it doesn’t have page numbers. I read Murder with Peacocks per your reccie the other day, and am continuing with the second book in the series–the two were offered together in the same e-book bundle.

  20. Kayse on August 9, 2011 at 7:44 pm

    “Or at least I cook and Miss Celia fidgets, looking more like a five-year-old than the rich lady paying my rent.”

    I’m currently reading The Help, by Kathryn Stockett. My aunt recommended it to me, and I haven’t been able to put it down!

  21. Nicole N on August 9, 2011 at 8:19 pm

    “For this purpose they probably lowered the bridge, which can be done quite noiselessly, and then raised it again.”

  22. Céline on August 9, 2011 at 9:06 pm

    “The voice of the desk clerk answered him.”

    The Secret of Chimneys, Agatha Christie

  23. Anwen on August 10, 2011 at 3:53 am

    ‘I didn’t want to hear any more about mucus, so I punched the radio on, found a rap station for Lula, and blasted it out’

    Plum Spooky by Janet Evanovich.

  24. Jessica C on August 10, 2011 at 5:43 am

    “She stood and bounced a little on the soles of her feet.”

    Jane and the Damned – Janet Mullany

  25. Joann on August 10, 2011 at 7:48 am

    “I don’t even know your name.”

    The Wedding, Julie Garwood

  26. Ammy Belle on August 10, 2011 at 9:10 am

    “There was another reason. Though the warrior wouldn’t care about appearance, he was quite handsome, and a scar from stitches wouldn’t be as terrible as a burn scar.”
    Julie Garwood’s “Shadow Music”

  27. Christy on August 10, 2011 at 9:41 am

    “‘You will come into a good sum of money,’ I told him.” Jeanne Kalogridis’ “The Scarlet Contessa”.

  28. Jennrenee on August 10, 2011 at 11:01 am

    “I know where England is.”

    From The Forgotten Garden by Kate Morton

  29. Veronika on August 10, 2011 at 12:05 pm

    “Why should you suppose this is a hush-hush business?” An Overdose of Death, Agatha Christie

  30. Heather on August 10, 2011 at 8:55 pm

    “Was not Baron Bladney, in his quiet fashion, wooing Lady Anne?”

    The Christmas Gift
    Jeanne Savery

    Kayse I am also in the middle of reading The Help. I am loving it. Going to see the movie next week for a girls night.

  31. Alyxandra on August 11, 2011 at 11:31 am

    “We’ve been waiting for Mrs. X’s name to be called so she can get the gold watch engraved that she’ll be presenting to Mr. X at the party.”
    I’m currently reading “The Nanny Diaries”. If I’d seen this question on Monday my answer would have come from “The Mischief of the Mistletoe”! Which I loved, btw. I never really cared for Turnip until then.

  32. Bridget on August 11, 2011 at 12:24 pm

    She stopped because she wasn’t fully aware what she might be apologizing for.

    I’m reading No Will But His by Sarah Hoyt. It’s about Katherine Howard, Henry VIII’s fifth wife.

  33. Nikki on August 11, 2011 at 10:15 pm

    As we turned the corner, I was pleasantly surprised to see Colin Hargreaves seated on a bench at the far end of the gallery.

  34. Carrie on August 15, 2011 at 10:25 am

    When you damage any part of the brain, you change input to the frontal lobes,and when you change input you change output.
    I’m currently reading ANIMALS IN TRANSLATION Using the Mysteries of Autism to Decode Animal Behavior by Temple Grandin/ It is wonderful!

  35. John on August 15, 2011 at 11:08 pm

    But I should like Tom to be a bit of a scholard, so as he might be up to the tricks o’ those as talk fine and write wi’ a flourish.

  36. Tom Thumb on August 17, 2011 at 6:01 pm

    “The speaker had asked for the custody of the cannibal monster commited from Arkham sixteen years before; and upon being refused, gave a signal which precipitated a shocking riot.”

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