National Book Week

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It’s National Book Week. The rules: Grab the closest book to you. Go to page 56. Copy the 5th sentence as your status

(We’ve done something similar to this before, but it’s always fun, so … why not?)


Don’t forget to leave a link to your actual response (so people don’t have to go searching for it) in the comments—or if you prefer, leave your answers in the comments themselves!

81 responses

  1. HERE‘s mine – I doubled up and did both last week’s and this week’s together.

  2. Mine:

    “Yet the physical plant didn’t faze Laurie.”

    Marker, by Robin Cook

  3. From “A Discovery of Witches” by Deborah Harkness
    http://textualtitbits.posterous.com/national-book-week

  4. I grabbed the book closest to me… and haven’t even read it yet!

    Now, I REALLY can’t wait to read it!

  5. My line:
    The next few hours passed in a whirl of activity.

    Please go here to see the full post and a mini rant about names at Lady with Books.

  6. Today’s question was much more challenging for me today than it would normally be! Here’s my post:

    http://cindysbookclub.blogspot.com/2011/08/booking-through-thursday-grab-nearest.html

  7. These will be FUN to read.😉 Here’s MINE

  8. As this would otherwise be twitter-worthy shortness, I contextualize my “history” with the book: http://comicreviewsbywalt.wordpress.com/2011/08/11/booking-through-thursday-national-book-week/

  9. I’ve been on a blogging hiatus from January until last week, but am back now. Here’s mine: http://www.bibliotica.com/2011/08/booking-through-thursday-national-book-week/

  10. This is my first Booking Through Thursday! It seems fun and I’m excited to participate. Here’s mine:
    http://magicisinwords.blogspot.com/2011/08/btt-national-book-week.html

  11. These are always such fun!

    Here’s mine

  12. You’re right – always fun to do! I’m not up to page 56 yet so it was nice to have an excuse to sneak a look ahead!

    http://thebookgatherer.blogspot.com/2011/08/booking-through-thursday_11.html

  13. I had to choose which book to select since I am sitting in a room that contains three six foot bookcase all within arms reach.

    http://paconard.blogspot.com/2011/08/booking-through-thursday-national-book.html

  14. My teaser is up. Happy National Book Week.

  15. The Nerdy Reader

    Of course, mine was nearly the longest sentence on the page. But here it is! http://thenerdyreader.com/2011/08/11/booking-through-thursday-national-book-week/

  16. Cute idea! Posted this on twitter for people to do too! I left a link to your blog =D

    Here’s mine –> http://bookbitereviews.blogspot.com/2011/08/booking-through-thursday-10.html

  17. hI got to learn how to use my Kindle’s “Go To”/search function thanks to this question!
    ttp://readandbead.blogspot.com/2011/08/booking-through-thursday-national-book.html

  18. […] Booking through Thursday assignment should be an easy one: It’s National Book Week. The rules: Grab the closest book to […]

  19. I had to turn to a second book to find a sentence, but I did find one in the end.
    http://www.spritewrites.net/?p=3486

  20. First time participating-having way too much fun. Here is mine:
    http://tina-buriedunderbooks.blogspot.com/

  21. Sorry, that I’m late to the party today err, the day’s almost over. But, here you go, here’s my Booking Through Thursday!🙂

  22. […] week’s Booking Through Thursday prompt: “It’s National Book Week. The rules: Grab the closest book to you. Go to page 56. Copy the […]

  23. […] Booking Through Thursday asks: It’s National Book Week. The rules: Grab the closest book to you. Go to page 56. Copy the 5th sentence. […]

  24. Mine is: That’s all I knew, but a lot of crying happened, so I decided to join in because it seemed quite fascinatingly dramatic and tragic.

  25. ‎”A scuffle: maybe he’d tried to kiss her.”

    From “Oryx and Crake”, by Margaret Atwood.

  26. This was such a great question, I really loved it🙂

    http://www.dorolerium.com/?p=2923

  27. I’m tardy to this party but I wanted to share anyway. Mine is from Possess by Gretchen McNeil and it’s “What if I just want to go back to being what I was before?” pretty awesome!

    amandapearlsbooks.blogpsot.com

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