This meme has been around for some time. Thanks to Les, I've decided to play.
Open the closest book to you, not your favorite or most intellectual book, but the book closest to you at the moment, to page 56. Write out the fifth sentence, as well as two to five sentences following there. Pass this on to five blogging friends.
Even though YA novels are far from my usual reading fare, Bellezza's post convinced me to pick up Twilight by Stephanie Meyer. This came as quite a shock to my three teenage daughters. News travels fast at the high school, and it's apparently become a hot topic of conversation that "even moms" are reading the series. My college freshman just rolls her eyes and says I shouldn't be wasting my time, but I'm enjoying this change of pace.
So...from page 56:
Just before I heard the shattering crunch of the van folding around the
truck bed, something hit me, hard, but not from the direction I was
expecting. My head cracked against the icy blacktop, and I felt something
solid and cold pinning me to the ground. I was lying on the pavement
behind the tan car I'd parked next to. But I didn't have a chance to
notice anything else, because the van was still coming. It had curled
gratingly around the end of the truck and, still spinning and sliding, was about
to collide with me again.