For today’s snack, I’m going to look inside some bestselling books. I just grabbed a few books at random, then figured out where the middle of the book is (math was involved), then picked out a line or paragraph and copied it here. Enjoy!
Maggie Shayne is a USA bestselling author. Here’s a quote from the middle of her book, Colder Than Ice:
She looked up at him, and for just a moment he saw in her eyes, shining from their depths, the excitement and joy that idea brought her. But she tamped it down, covered it up with bleak realism. “We’ll see.”
Kathy Reichs, New York Times Bestselling author of the books that gave rise to the television show Bones. From her sixth novel, Bare Bones:
“Walter”—Slidell gave the three-note trill—“was excavating on some island off Beaufort, South Carolina. Said he’d get hold of his grad student to read him the Lancaster report as soon as he finished digging up some dead Indian.”
Harlan Coben, New York Times bestselling author. From his 2003 thriller, No Second Chance:
Seidman moved toward her. He was twenty feet away. Then fifteen. When he was only ten feet away, Lydia raised the pistol and took aim.
New York Times Bestselling author Lisa Gardner, from her book The Killing Hour:
Tina awakened with a jolt. Her head flew up from the rock and she became aware of two things at once. Her eyes were swollen shut and her skin felt as if it were burning.
Mary Jo Putney, New York Times Bestselling author. From her book, The Burning Point:
Trying to maintain his air of cool, the youth trudged toward the barricade. Kate waited until he was safely under the eye of a policeman, then went back to work, shaking her head at the dangerous allure of explosives. Not that she had a right to criticize the kid, when she was just as bad.
And finally, here’s MaryJanice Davidson, New York Times bestselling author. From her book Undead and Unappreciated:
I had to admit, I didn’t much care for the role reversal. But what could I do? I had the distinct impression that apologizing for having sex with him would just make everything worse. And things were plenty bad enough, thanks. “So, what else did you guys find out?”
Have a great holiday weekend!