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Rules: Grab a book, any book.
Turn to page 56, or 56% in your eReader.
Find a sentence, or a few, and post it.
This week I'm highlighting The Martian, which I absolutely loved (review to come). Here's the description taken from goodreads:
Six days ago, astronaut Mark Watney became one of the first people to walk on Mars. Now, he's sure he'll be the first person to die there. After a dust storm nearly kills him & forces his crew to evacuate while thinking him dead, Mark finds himself stranded & completely alone with no way to even signal Earth that he’s alive—& even if he could get word out, his supplies would be gone long before a rescue could arrive. Chances are, though, he won't have time to starve to death. The damaged machinery, unforgiving environment or plain-old "human error" are much more likely to kill him first. But Mark isn't ready to give up yet. Drawing on his ingenuity, his engineering skills—& a relentless, dogged refusal to quit—he steadfastly confronts one seemingly insurmountable obstacle after the next. Will his resourcefulness be enough to overcome the impossible odds against him?
From 56% of The Martian:
"I...I don't get it, Flight," came the confused reply. "No real status, just a single sentence."
"What's it say?"
"Message reads: 'Houston, be advised: Rich Purnell is a steely-eyed missile man.'"
"What?" Brendan asked. "Who the hell is Rick Purnell?"