Page 56 – Do you want to play the game again

Its an old game (meme) that has been doing the rounds for a few years now (I think the latest version is on facebook) – it’s one that has people looking at books – not necessarily the ones they are reading but ones that are closest to hand.

Now there are supposed to be rules to this game which is a bit of a bummer because I don’t always like to play by the rules – the amount of detentions I got a school will vouch for that lol

On a side note, schools here have only been back for a few weeks since the long summer break and already we have a young female grandchild of ours trying to break the record for rule breaking, detention getting and sending her parents round the bend at the same time.

‘What has wearing the proper school uniform and no make up got to do with learning?’

I’m glad I’m not the one having to answer that one !

Ok back to the game – now I mentioned the book is supposed to be close at hand: it doesn’t have to be the one you are actually reading at the moment but there is nothing to say it can’t be.  So as a rule breaker this time I felt the need to actually use the book I’m reading at the moment.  To do what I hear you ask – to find out what were the words of the 5th sentence on page 56 I answer

Oh yes, and another rule was not to disclose the name of the book.  Now what kind of rule is that!

Yes it’s fun to see sentences taken out of context but how are people going to feel when they read the words I write (or rather those that the author has written) and find that those very words wets their appetite and makes them want to hunt out the book to find out more than what’s happening on page 56 – and then they can’t because I haven’t told them the title and the author??

So I’ll start the ball rolling with a book closest at hand – because I just finished reading it:)
Here goes – this one’s short and sweet and is from Australia Street by Anne Whitehead:

‘But I don’t think thats what he was worried about’

And another short and sweet one – this is from the one I’m ploughing through at the moment.  Born of the Empire by Simon Brown

‘Why should he profit by their sacrifice?’

So is anyone else game to have a go?.  Post on your blog and leave a comment here so I can come visit and then try to link back so others can see.


10 thoughts on “Page 56 – Do you want to play the game again

    1. Now that sounds like a police drama – trying to solve a mystery. Theres loads of work to do out in my garden if you want to come on down lol


      1. You’re good Cathy…it certainly is a mystery. ‘A Secret Kept’ by Tatiana de Rosnay. An excellent book if you ever get the time to actually sit down and read one…LOL!


  1. Closest book is a childrens book with no page 56 … but my book is also at hand and it says:
    “Wouldn’t it be great if all the pain left tonight?” Miraculously, that is exactly what ended up happening.
    And I did break the rules … gave you a run in from line 4 to get a complete sentence … 🙂


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