Deb is playing The Page 56 Game and says we can all play along.
- Grab the book nearest you. Right now.
- Turn to page 56.
- Find the fifth sentence.
- Post that sentence along with these instructions.
- Don't dig for your favorite book, the coolest, the most intellectual. Use the CLOSEST.
Mine is (and I'll post the preceding fourth sentence in parentheses, for better context):
("When will I be able to see Badri Chaudhuri?") Dunworthy asked, holding the door so she couldn't shut it.
This is from Connie Willis' "Doomsday Book", which is twice as fun to re-read while I'm in Oxford where it is set.