Checking in with Bout of Books! It is day 3 of the readathon, and I was pretty distracted with work and other stuff on Monday and Tuesday, but tonight I was able to read a lot from The Light Between Oceans (finished Part 1 at the time of this post) and will read a bit more before going to bed. (PS—it’s a beautiful book, one where I’m losing track of what page I’m on… and I’m a little obsessive about that).
- Turn to page 48 of your current book, or 48% if you’re using an e-reader
- Take the first complete sentance on that page and copy it
- Now you’re going to continue the story! Ignoring the real plot or anything else you know about that book, add four new sentences of your very own. You can morph the plot completely, kill everybody off or go off on a huge tangent—anything goes!
“She wanted to get to the heart of him.”
—The Light Between Oceans, page 48, M. L. Stedman
She didn’t stop to think why, but instinctively she knew that deep in the very center of his body that all-too-vital organ contained the viscous liquid she craved. All of a sudden she was pure animal. He cried out, tried to reason with her, but the overwhelming urge to devour every inch of his flesh and blood clouded any notion of language she had at that moment. All she could hear was the rapidly increasing pounding of his heart. All she could smell was that delicious nectar zipping through his veins. He could not stop her—his muscles were reduced to useless tissue under the strength of her carnal determination.
(Perhaps I have been watching too much True Blood? Heehee!)