Wednesday, 19 September 2012

International Book Week

It's International Book Week (apparently) and here's a game for us all to play. Take the book nearest to you right now, turn to page 52 and write down the fifth sentence on that page as a comment.

Mine is: 'Do I deserve to ever be a mum?'

Actually, this is from the second-nearest book as the nearest to hand didn't have a page 52 and if even it it had, it wouldn't have had five sentences on it as it's called 'Ten Friendly Fish'.

The book in question was this, our latest offering from Dotterel Press, out this autumn:

Ok, your turn...


  1. Here is mine, and no, I didn't know the character would share my name…'Helena raised her glass, clinked it with Kimmo's and congratulated him on his excellent way of life.'

    Quote taken from The Human Part by Kari Hotakainen, a Finnish novel translated into English this year and winner or Runeberg Prize. I got it yesterday but haven't yet had a chance to start reading it.


    PS. This is very fitting for International Book Week - I'm a Finn and write in English novels set in Finland and quote a Finnish book. OK, maybe just a little too Finnish... ;-)

  2. "In the London underworld they were known as 'Jacks', which captured their classless anonymity."

    From The Suspicions of Mr Whicher. Have not read it yet but first book I pulled off the shelf.

  3. And she said, 'Oh.'

    Had to fight past a mountain of cookbooks to come across Mark Haddon's The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time.

  4. In the sunlight, faint as it was, she was even more hideous than he's gathered the night before.

    Hope: a Tragedy by Shalom Auslander

    Incidentally the 'she' he is referring to is Anne Frank and he's found her living in his attic in rural New York.

  5. Mine says:

    xi% = 12 : yi% = 10

    It's a programming BASIC code instruction. The book title is Macros Explained.

    Regards from Guatemala City, Central América.

  6. "The easiest way to find out who they are is simply to ask, which he did, immediately."

    From Lee Child's latest Jack Reacher thriller "The Affair" which the 16th one. Interesting (I think), I was handed the first as a freebie with the London Evening Standard years ago and have since bought the next 15 as they were released - so quite a clever marketing strategy.


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