Words of Wisdom Wednesday

Today we’re going to play a game!  This is modified from a “quote game”some friends were circulating on Facebook.

First, find your “birthday sentence” of a book.  Take the last 2 digits of your birth year (if you were born after 1999, add 100) and find that page in your book.  Starting with the first full sentence, count until you find the sentence for your birth month.  If you run out of sentences, keep counting on to the next page.

So, for my parrot Max who hatched in June of 1986, he’d go to page 86 and find the 6th sentence.  Eli, the dog, whose honorary birthday is September 2002, would be page 102, sentence 9.  Got it?

I’m going to do this with three books: a book by my favorite author, the book I’m currently reading, and a book chosen at random from my bookshelf.  You can choose any or all of these to find your quotation for today.

“‘Tis true, my father’s men were slow to respond -” Naamah’s Kiss, Jacqueline Carey (favorite author)

“My brush with irregular flowers can be said to re-enact the major dilemma of linguistics in the nineteenth century.” The Unfolding of Language, Guy Deutscher (Yes, I’m still working my way through this one.  I’m getting close to finishing!)

“Knowing someone’s true name was a weighty responsibility, for it granted you absolute power over that person.” Brisingr, Christopher Paolini (chosen at random)

Your turn!  Make sure to share how you chose what book or books to use.


4 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. pat O'Neal
    Sep 29, 2011 @ 06:06:20

    His mood swings were becoming more radical. John Grisham-The innacent man it’s the current book i’m reading. Out here, the rivalries between government factions make Washington politics seem like triple-A ball. Tom Chancy’s OP-Center Acts of War. random book of of book self.


  2. pat O'Neal
    Sep 29, 2011 @ 06:34:38

    “The same judge had another son.” Currently reading ‘Midnight In The Garden Of Good And Evil’ by John Berendt


  3. pat O'Neal
    Sep 29, 2011 @ 06:38:05

    “Boo wasn’t crazy, he was high strung at times.” Favorite book ‘To Kill a Mockingbird’ by Harper Lee.


  4. Nicole W.
    Sep 29, 2011 @ 08:38:08

    “You expect me to account for opinions which you choose to call mine, but which I have never acknowledged.” ‘Pride and Prejudice’ by Jane Austen

    “They’ve got you pegged, too, and they don’t plan to treat you kindly.” ‘Ender’s Game’ by Orson Scott Card

    “Don’t you think I would do something if I could?” ‘Eye Of The World’ by Robert Jordan


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