For the love of reading – a fun exercise for Hump Day


I remember reading a blog somewhere a long time ago that hosted something similar to what I’m doing today. For the life of me, I don’t remember who it was, otherwise I’d recognize and credit them. Whoever you are, thank you for the idea and I hope you don’t mind me carrying it forward.

As a writer, I love to read. Reading is a must if one wants to learn to write well. Heck, there are some books that I have pages highlighted because I loved the way the author worked the scene. When I struggle with a similar type scene, I’ll return to those pages and study how the author did it. How did (s)he make me connect with the character, the scene, the plot?

To honor that love for reading (and learning), I would like all of you to do the following:

*Grab the book nearest to you. Not your favorite. Not the one you think will be the most intriguing.  The closest one to you.

*Turn to page 60

*Find the sixth sentence

*Post your sentence in the comments section here. To make it more interesting, please don’t tell us the name of your book. Let’s see how many people can guess it.  

Also, if you want to keep this going on your own blog, that’s cool, just make sure you link back to this post.  🙂

Here is my contribution. Any clues?

“It may be only small injustice that the child can be exposed to: but the child is small, and its world is small, and its rocking-horse stands as many hands high, according to scale, as a big-boned Irish hunter.”