I haven't a clue (what's new?) who started it, but there's a quirky little thing going around Facebook wherein a person is instructed to grab the book closest to them, turn to page 56, and use the fifth sentence as their status statement. It's easy and random and the results are sometimes eerily appropriate. Like this morning, when I grabbed the New International Version Bible sitting next to me and found "He too will become a people, and he too will become great." (Yeah...really fits me...whatever.)
It got me to thinking (a noteworthy experience in itself) that it might be interesting to collect the fifth sentence on page 56 from a series of books. It might just turn out to be easy and random and eerily appropriate. And so, here they are, from Harry Potter and the...
Brought yeh ter this lot.
Chamber of Secrets
Mr. Weasley took Harry's glasses, gave them a tap of his wand, and returned them, good as new.
Prisoner of Azkaban
I just--lost control.
Goblet of Fire
Front page of the Daily Prophet, I expect, cauldron leaks.
Order of the Phoenix
Give it another quarter of a mile!
"Well, Harry...time for us to be off," said Dumbledore at last, standing up and straightening his long black cloak.
But the owl lay motionless and pathetic as a toy on the floor of her cage.
Easy? Yep. Random? Except for the fact that it was the same page and sentence in each book, sure. Eerily appropriate? Uhhhhh...not so much.