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Monday, February 29, 2016
Leap Year book challenge 2016
From The Content Reader, who in turn got it from Brona’sBooks – the following is a one day, every fourth year challenge. (I don’t really think it’s a challenge; it’s more of a meme, but it isn’t mine, so I’m sticking with the original wording.)
To celebrate a once in 4 year event - go to page 29 of the book you're reading right now and copy the first sentence onto your blog or into my comments section.
From page 29 of The History of Tom Jones – a Foundling by Henry Fielding
Here Allworthy concluded his sermon, to which Blifil had listened with the profoundest attention, though it cost him some pains to prevent now and then a small discomfiture of his muscles. He now praised every period of what he had heard with the warmth of a young divine, who hath the honour to dine with a bishop the same day in which his lordship hath mounted the pulpit.
But I don’t know – I didn’t find that very exciting.
So, I’m going to do another one. This is from page 29 of the second book (2-29, get it?), on my bookshelf. It’s alphabetized, so page 29 from Little Women by Jane Austen:
Jo saw a big red-headed youth approaching her corner, and fearing he meant to engage her, she slipped into a curtained recess, intending to peep and enjoy herself in peace.