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Joanne has published more than 2,500 articles and was award recipient of the 1990 Woman of the Year for Beaver County, Pennsylvania, for her accomplishments and excellence in journalism and to the community. Her co-authored book, “Unforgettable Journey,” won fifth place in the Grand Beginnings romance contest. An excerpt from her WIP, “Unearthed,” placed her fifth in the Absolute Write Idol contest. Most recently, her essay, “Perseverance,” is published in the Stories of Strength anthology in which 100% of the profits are donated to disaster relief charities. Her most recent articles were published in ByLine Magazine, Writer's Digest, AbsoluteWrite.com, and Moondance.org. She has a monthly freelance writing column at Absolutewrite.com. Currently, she is the sole caregiver for her 85-year-old mother.

Thursday, October 27, 2005

Tagged--meme

Thanks to Mac my eyes have been directed to my “to be read” pile. I picked the first five in a pile of - you don’t want to know how many. :)

So, here was the meme:

1. Take first five novels from your bookshelf.
2. Book 1 -- first sentence
3. Book 2 -- last sentence on page 50
4. Book 3 -- second sentence on page 100
5. Book 4 -- next to the last sentence on page 150
6. Book 5 -- final sentence of the book
7. Make the five sentences into a paragraph.
8. Feel free to "cheat" to make it a better paragraph.
9. Name your sources
10.Post to your blog.

Here are my results:

Terror held thirteen-year-old Harlow Anastasia Grail in a death grip. I threw the lock and then the change had me. The growth’s burning, itching, humming, was almost too much to handle and Alan suspected he felt like a real drunk. The covers were on the floor, pulled off and on the floor, and Sweetie was caught in her thoughts, and she wasn’t startled, hardly even aware, when the bottle of cough syrup, the glass of water, and the spoon hit the floor. Although his imagination spun a thousand bloody scenarios in mere seconds, he says that he did not anticipate what was about to happen, and of course he could not foresee how the events of that night would reverberate through the next thirty years with such terrible and astonishing consequences in his life and mine.

Sources:

Bone Cold by Erica Spindler
Hunter’s Moon by C.T. Adams & Cathy Clamp
Stories of Terror and Madness From the Borderlands by Bentley Little, Whitley Striebre, Stephen King and others.
Trace by Patricia Cornwell
Odd Thomas by Dean Koontz

Tagging:

Kira
Ray
Poppy

Thanks Mac, this was fun.

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5 Comments:

Blogger jason evans said...

Funny how each of these meme posts have pulled together into a rough structure! I like this one too.

10/27/2005 4:05 PM  
Blogger Joanne D. Kiggins said...

Thanks, Jason. I was heading over to see if you posted yet. See you at your blog sometime this evening. ;)
Thanks for reading.

10/27/2005 4:31 PM  
Blogger Joanne D. Kiggins said...

Found it and loved it!

10/28/2005 10:07 AM  
Blogger Kira said...

Yours is a great one, Joanne.

Mine froma previous tag is posted here: http://lovingtwilight.blogspot.com/2005/10/literary-meme.html

11/04/2005 7:05 PM  
Blogger Joanne D. Kiggins said...

I think I read yours and commented on it. I thought it was great too.

11/05/2005 1:45 PM