For international Book Week

A post on Facebook from the bloke behind Quote Unquote tells me it’s International Book Week and there’s a rule:

 Grab the book nearest you, turn to page 52nd post the 5th sentence as your status. Don’t post the title.

It’s such a good idea I thought I’d borrow it for this post.

The nearest book to me was The Big Red Book of Spanish Verbs  which doesn’t have sentences so I grabbed the closest one from the bookshelf in front of me instead.

The 5th sentence on the 52nd page was: Confession was not as easy for Georgie Wi as it was for the white people.

I look forward to reading yours.

9 Responses to For international Book Week

  1. Andrei says:

    And it so falls out that every Friday about this hour I here come up with her, and slaughter her as thou shalt see; but ween not that we rest on other days; for there are other places in which I overtake her, places in which she used, or devised how she might use, me cruelly; on which wise, changed as thou seest from her lover to her foe, I am to pursue her for years as many as months during which she shewed herself harsh to me.

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  2. homepaddock says:

    I had to resort to Google to find out what you are reading.

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  3. Andrei says:

    This is real a treasure Ele, in two volumes with color plate illustrations

    Alas no publication date but it is very old.

    I picked up “Volume the Second” because it was sitting on top but I think I obeyed the rules

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  4. Andrei says:

    Of course the original is much much older again than my edition

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  5. JC says:

    Unfortunately page 52 has but two sentences:

    “With Jehol?” cried Rahim.

    Tursen walked away without reply. Rahim raised his eyes to thank heaven for his good fortune.”

    Its 45 years (the book) old but still relevant today.

    JC

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  6. homepaddock says:

    Professor Google failed to help me with this one.

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  7. JC says:

    Its “The Horsemen” by Joseph Kessel.

    It tells the story the story of a young man failing to come to grips with a then modernising Afghanistan. Good description of the Buzkashi.. the wild horseback sport of the region and an epic journey across the Hindu Kush.

    JC

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  8. When the strength of Spain’s military forces in Spanish Morocco reached 50,000, the Moors lost hope of driving the Spaniards out.

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  9. homepaddock says:

    Professor Google failed me here too – is it a text book and if so what are you studying?

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