Flight of the Fire Thief: Terry Deary
Sunday Afternoon Visits: October 29

The Nearest Book

This meme seems to have reached the Kidlitosphere via Chicken Spaghetti, and I decided to join in. Here are the instructions:

1. Grab the nearest book.
2. Open to page 123.
3. Find the fifth sentence.
4. Post the text of the next four sentences on your blog along with these instructions.
5. Don't you dare dig around for that "cool" or "intellectual" book on your shelves. (I know you were thinking about it.) Just pick up whatever is closest.

I had a little trouble because I happen to be sitting near a bunch of picture books, and two relatively brief chapter books. None stretches to 123 pages. But I went and got the top book from my nightstand, and here is what I found:

I sighed.

"Is there anything you don't think you know?"

"Yeah, I don't think I know what a magic trigger is. Not yet anyway."

The woman in the curlers finally finished her folding and emerged with a basket piled high with clean laundry.

OK, this doesn't seem to stand out that well on it's own. But it's from Jumping the Scratch, by Sarah Weeks.