* 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 this blog.
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* Don't dig for your favorite book, the coolest, the most intellectual. Use the CLOSEST.
Here's mine from a book that I just received and am excited to start reading called The Eyes of Willie McGee: A Tragedy of Race, Sex, and Secrets in the Jim Crow South by Alex Heard:
In addition to taking on the appeal, Jackson agreed to help Bessie McGee recover money she'd paid to Earle Wingo, the man who'd successfully defended the accused lynchers of Howard Wash. Willie was aware of Wingo's reputation for winning cases; according to Bessie's first-trial testimony, he'd asked her to hire him for the defense -- which, if true, indicates that his mind was working all right before the trial started.
I love the name, Bessie McGee, and Willie and Wingo... sounds like a song!ReplyDelete