This past year I added an old Professor – who provided me with a reference letter when applying to MA of Arts programs – as a friend on Facebook. He no longer works at Carleton University, so it was a good way for us to keep in touch. Today he posted the below blurb and quotation in his status:
It’s international book week. The rules: Grab the closest book to you, turn to page 52, post the 5th sentence as your status. Don’t mention the title. Copy the rules as part of your status.
“So unless you want to know exactly when and how you’ll die, never talk to Anika Bloom.”
What a great idea! So, here we go. This is from the closest book to me right now – literally and metaphorically speaking – because it’s on my bedside table and is the book I’m currently reading:
“Do not be afraid of anything, never be afraid, and do not grieve”.
This activity was so intriguing for me. Prior to looking at my own book I was nervous that my quote wouldn’t make any sense if extracted from the novel as a whole, or would be less interesting than my Professor’s. Remarkably, both quotes are striking, inspiring, and interesting on their own.
Happy International Book Week!
Oh, and happy reading.