The Nearest Book?

Participate in this fast and easy book meme – or follow the trail and find out where it started (if find out, let us know!).

Here are the rules:

* Get the book nearest to you. Right now.
* Go to page 56.
* Find the 5th sentence.
* Write this sentence – either as a comment here or on your blog (link back to us by replacing the trail link with this blog’s link).
* Copy these instructions as commentary of your sentence.
* Don’t look for your favorite book or your coolest but really the nearest.

For me, the book is 2008 Newbery winner Good Masters! Sweet Ladies!. The quote comes from Jacob during a conversation between Jacob and Petronella about Christians and Jews and lenders and borrowers. Sentence 5 on page 56 reads “I thought of my God.”

Why is this book the nearest? I’m working on pulling audio and lesson plans from it for an upcoming Learning Magazine e-newsletter where it will be featured along with 2 other titles. Look for it if you receive their newsletters!

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3 Responses

  1. Here’s my sentence, from Phyllis Reynolds Naylor’s Roxie and the Hooligans:
    “Oh, I just read it in a book,” Roxie answered.

    (Perfect, no?)

    Participate in this fast and easy book meme – or follow the trail and find out where it started (if find out, let us know!).

    Here are the rules:

    * Get the book nearest to you. Right now.
    * Go to page 56.
    * Find the 5th sentence.
    * Write this sentence – either as a comment here or on your blog (link back to us by replacing the trail link with this blog’s link).
    * Copy these instructions as commentary of your sentence.
    * Don’t look for your favorite book or your coolest but really the nearest.

  2. “And I don’t want you fooling around.” Aya’s father says this to her as he packs his suitcase into the trunk of his car and sets off on his first tour of the country in the graphic novel, “Aya” by Marguerite Abouet and Clement Oubrerie. It’s a funny book that takes place in the Ivory Coast in 1978. It’s published by Drawn & Quarterly of Montreal. Now aren’t these people creative! I picked it up at the YALSA symposium on young adult literature–talk about creative people! That’s an amazing bunch!

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