Tuesday, September 29, 2015
It's International Book Week, and to celebrate, I'm borrowing an exercise that's currently making the rounds over on Facebook.
The rules: grab the book closest to you, turn to page 52 then post the 5th sentence, here below. Don't mention the title. Then copy the rules of the game and post to your Facebook page or blog, if you like.
I don't see why you shouldn't reveal your title (unless it's 50 Shades of Whatever, maybe). The top book on my desk stack happened to be the 1907 edition of "A Woman's Hardy Garden" by Helena Rutherfurd Ely.
On page 52 I found this:
"And even as the mahogany of our grandfathers is now brought forth from garrets and unused rooms, and antiquity shops and farm-houses are searched for the good old-time furniture, so we are learning to take the old gardens for our models, and the old-fashioned flowers to fill our borders."