Saturday, November 15, 2008

As someone brilliant once said: I been gotted.

aepilot_jim tagged me with a meme - (yer meme is coming soon, Brigid!)

Bookworm MEME

Rules:Pass it on to five other bloggers, and tell them to open the nearest book to page 56. Write out the fifth sentence on that page, and also the next two to five sentences. The CLOSEST BOOK, NOT YOUR FAVORITE, OR MOST INTELLECTUAL!

Happens to be The General by C.S. Forester

It was a surprise to him to be addressed as "Dear Curzon" by General Mackenzie. Mackenzie had been one of the eminent officers who had discussed the war with him two days before, but half an hour's conversation did not seem sufficient reason for the Director-General of Strategical Services to address him without a prefix and to preface with an apology what might just as well have been a simple order. It was possible that now the confraternity of Generals who might have their own conventions of behaviour among themselves, but Curzon did not think that very likely.

I know: dry.

I tag anyone who wants to play this reindeer game


Christina LMT said...

"I've got enough problems already."

"Probably just another spy," Rondeau said. "If he gets close again, we grab him. Otherwise, as long as he just watches, who cares? It's not like you're planning to be stealthy, right?"

T.A. Pratt: Blood Engines

Mark Alger said...

It was a point of honor with him that his targets never even knew they were in danger. Necessity did not have to be cruel.

Around the middle of the landing field,he goosed it. The caterpillar drive wasn't fast, but it was fast enough if Spivak didn't hear him coming, and quiet enough that she shouldn't. He set the autocruise, looped his hard memory, and -- keeping one eye on the sky and the other on his quarry -- began to assemble his weapon.

Undertow by Elizabeth Bear


Clan Destine said...

Readers assign the composite declaration a higher probability than bank teller alone.

If you think I am going to type in the next two to five sentences

J.R.Shirley said...

Nearest book?

"You could hurt yourself. You could bring injury and ruin to those around you. You could even damage the upholstery of anger your parents and relatives."

"How to make a Bread Sandwhich" from Giraffes? Giraffes! Simon and Schuster, 2004