Friday, December 4, 2009

The Friday 56, The Devlin Diary

* Grab the book nearest you. Right now.
* Turn to page 56.
* Find the fifth sentence.
* Post that sentence (plus one or two others if you like) along with these instructions on your blog or (if you do not have your own blog) in the comments section of Storytime With Tonya and Friends.
*Post a link along with your post back to Storytime With Tonya and Friends.
* Don't dig for your favorite book, the coolest, the most intellectual. Use the CLOSEST.

This week I'm reading The Devlin Diary by Christi Phillips. It's interesting to read about what they thought of as medicine in 1672. It sounds more like some kind of witch's brew.

The sentence:

She attempts to pull it off, but the ring won't budge. Jenny's eyes grow round as she watches the whore bend back the entire finger - it makes a sharp cracking sound, like a stout branch snapped off a tree - then cut it off with the knife, as expertly as a butcher chopping off a chicken leg.

Ewww, ick, ick, ick. I still have not found out why she would do such a thing. I'm sure she had a very good reason.

1 comment:

Tonya said...

ugghhh, maybe I shouldn't read these at lunch time...