Please, don’t leave me alone here. The journey is my salvation.
It’s National Book week. The rules: Grab the closest book to you. Go to page 56. Copy the 5th sentence as your status. Don’t mention the book. Post these rules as part of your facebook status.
I have cheated slightly and added the sixth sentence as a clue.
Seems a bloody dumb way to promote National Book Week. Give a sentence from a book almost chosen at random it may as well be then not declare the book. At the very least first sentence.
Here is a very easy one …
It was a bright cold day in April, and the clocks were striking thirteen.
A very difficult one …
Oh, no, not another ritual!
This is actually a way for developing a very secure code, but promoting National Book Week!
A far better idea would be to give a favourite book to someone at random. I often do this.
Or for National Book Week: Piss off Waterstone’s.
Go in your local Waterstone’s look at their latest releases chalked up, then ask why no mention of Aleph by Paulo Coelho due out in two days time. When they tell you he is not a well known author pick yourself up off the floor from laughing. [see Paulo Coelho unknown author]
And when is National Book Week?
No idea. It could have been last week, it could be this week. It could have been many weeks ago, these dumb ideas, or at least one dumb idea, ricocheting around the net.
National Book Week was of course dispayed in Waterstone’s. Er, no. But then Guildford Waterstone’s has not mentioned the Guildford Bookfestival for the last two years, let alone release of an eagerly awaited book, Aleph, by a well known author.