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Finish the Quote

Post by Prof. Tarma Amelia Black » Tue Sep 01, 2020 12:05 am

Starting in September, we're playing a variation of Quick Quotes (which itself is based on the game Bring Your Own Book).

This is called Finish the Quote.

Each week we provide the beginning of a sentence, a quote from a book, and people are invited to finish that sentence with a fragment (or complete sentence) from another book. (It can be another book by the same author, but it cannot be from the same book.) The new sentence has to make linguistic sense, if not literal sense.

Our first prompt is:

"As she rode up to take a look, "
A Point of Honor by Dorothy J. Heydt

Someone would respond with this --

"the man in black retreated, stumbled, got his balance, continued moving away."
The Princess Bride by William Goldman

Completed new 'quote' -
As she rode up to take a look, the man in black retreated, stumbled, got his balance, continued moving away.

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If you have any suggestions for prompts, please send us an email at hol.bookclub @ gmail.com (removing the spaces) with the subject "Finish the Quote Suggestions".

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Re: Finish the Quote

Post by Emily Spencer » Tue Sep 01, 2020 3:36 pm

“Suddenly I realized, horrified, that Darry was crying
from The Outsiders by S.E. Hinton

New Quote:
"As she rode up to take a look, suddenly I realized, horrified, that Darry was crying."
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Post by Prof. Scarlet Leslie-Lewis » Thu Sep 03, 2020 12:39 am

Romans screamed and scattered as a full-sized dragon charged through the forum---a beast even scarier than the bronze dragon figurehead on the Argo II.
The Mark of Athena by Rick Riordan

Completed quote:
As she rode up to take a look, Romans screamed and scattered as a full-sized dragon charged through the forum---a beast even scarier than the bronze dragon figurehead on the Argo II.
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Post by Prof. Sindor Aloyarc » Fri Sep 04, 2020 10:04 pm

New Quote: "Alice thought to herself, 'Then there's no use in speaking.' The voices didn't join in this time, as she hadn't spoken, but to her great surprise, they all THOUGHT in chorus (I hope you understand what THINKING IN CHORUS means—for I must confess that I don't), 'Better say nothing at all. Language is worth a thousand pounds a word!" ― Lewis Carroll, Alice in Wonderland and Through the Looking Glass

Completed Quote:
As she rode up to take a look, Alice thought to herself, 'Then there's no use in speaking.'
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Post by Prof. Tarma Amelia Black » Tue Sep 08, 2020 12:34 am

Beans are sent for last week!

Our second Prompt for September is:

"He had provided, (rather generously he thought),"
from Expecting Someone Taller by Tom Holt

Finishing the quote:
"tassels, midnight blue shot with gold."
from The Blue Sword by Robin McKinley

Ending up with
He had provided, (rather generously he thought), tassels, midnight blue shot with gold.
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Re: Finish the Quote

Post by Emily Spencer » Tue Sep 08, 2020 5:49 am

garlands of fragrant springtime flowers that the king and queen would place at Aphrodite's feet
From Nobody's Princess by Esther Friesner

New Quote:

"He had provided, (rather generously he thought), garlands of fragrant springtime flowers that the king and queen would place at Aphrodite's feet."
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Post by Prof. Sindor Aloyarc » Wed Sep 09, 2020 12:01 pm

New Quote: “My wonderful weapon, the Jigger-Rock Snatchem, will fling ‘em right back just as quick as we catch ‘em.” — Dr. Seuss, The Butter Battle Book

Completed Quote:
He had provided, (rather generously he thought), “My wonderful weapon, the Jigger-Rock Snatchem, will fling ‘em right back just as quick as we catch ‘em.”
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Re: Finish the Quote

Post by Prof. Tarma Amelia Black » Tue Sep 15, 2020 3:48 am

Beans are sent for the second week!

Our third prompt for September is:

"In a hole in the ground there lived"
from The Hobbit or There and Back Again by J. R. R. Tolkien

Finishing the quote:
"a woman with a curly iced bun clamped to each ear."
from Going Postal by Terry Pratchett

Ending up with:
In a hole in the ground there lived a woman with a curly iced bun clamped to each ear.
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Re: Finish the Quote

Post by Emily Spencer » Wed Sep 16, 2020 6:07 am

a croaky old dame, half-hidden in the gloom of a doorway
from Confessions of an Ugly Stepsister by Gregory Maquire

New Quote:

"In a hole in the ground there lived a croaky old dame, half-hidden in the gloom of a doorway."
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Re: Finish the Quote

Post by Prof. Sindor Aloyarc » Wed Sep 16, 2020 9:27 pm

New Quote: “A paper star that has been unfolded and refolded into a tiny unicorn but the unicorn remembers a time when it was a star and an earlier time when it was part of a book and sometimes the unicorn dreams of the time before it was a book when it was a tree and the time even longer before that when it was a different sort of star” — Erin Morgenstern, The Starless Sea

Completed Quote:
In a hole in the ground there lived a paper star that has been unfolded and refolded into a tiny unicorn but the unicorn remembers a time when it was a star and an earlier time when it was part of a book and sometimes the unicorn dreams of the time before it was a book when it was a tree and the time even longer before that when it was a different sort of star.
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Post by Prof. Tarma Amelia Black » Tue Sep 22, 2020 3:31 am

Beans are sent to Emily and Sindor!

Our fourth prompt for September is:

"As they left the common room,"
from The Eye of the World by Robert Jordan

Finishing the quote:
"Randall shook his head."
from The Unpleasant Profession of Jonathan Hoag by Robert Heinlein

Ending up with:
As they left the common room, Randall shook his head.
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Post by Emily Spencer » Tue Sep 22, 2020 3:02 pm

'Beware what you speak,' said the Merlin very softly.
From: The Mists of Avalon by Marion Zimmer Bradley

New quote:

"As they left the common room, 'Beware what you speak,' said the Merlin very softly.
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Post by Amy Darvill » Wed Sep 23, 2020 1:26 am

Minister Orth looked like she'd sooner lick a river toad.
From Master and Apprentice by Claudia Gray


"As they left the common room, Minister Orth looked like she'd sooner lick a river toad."
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Post by Kora Grimm » Fri Sep 25, 2020 8:51 am

He was surprised to see only one person waiting for them: a woman.
- The Eye of Minds by James Dashner

New Quote:
"As they left the common room, he was surprised to see only one person waiting for them: a woman."
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Post by Prof. Sindor Aloyarc » Fri Sep 25, 2020 11:13 pm

New Quote: 'The Mathemagician nodded knowingly and stroked his chin several times. “You’ll find,” he remarked gently, “that the only thing you can do easily is be wrong, and that’s hardly worth the effort.' — Norton Juster, The Phantom Tollbooth

Completed Quote:
As they left the common room, the Mathemagician nodded knowingly and stroked his chin several times. “You’ll find,” he remarked gently, “that the only thing you can do easily is be wrong, and that’s hardly worth the effort."
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Re: Finish the Quote

Post by Prof. Tarma Amelia Black » Tue Sep 29, 2020 3:31 am

Beans are sent to Emily, Amy, Kora and Sindor!

Our last prompt for September is:

"Faris uttered a small sigh"
from A College of Magics by Caroline Stevermer

Finishing the quote:
", and they ran, using their arms as much as their legs to propel themselves through the graveyard, to the ghoul-gate by the lightning tree."
from The Graveyard Book by Neil Gaiman

Ending up with:
Faris uttered a small sigh, and they ran, using their arms as much as their legs to propel themselves through the graveyard, to the ghoul-gate by the lightning tree.
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Post by Prof. Sindor Aloyarc » Tue Sep 29, 2020 11:56 am

New Quote: ‘“That's my job. I'm not supposed to explain it, too, for heaven's sake. If you want explanations, talk to a griffin.”’— Patricia C. Wrede, Searching for Dragons

Completed Quote:
Faris uttered a small sigh “That’s my job. I'm not supposed to explain it, too, for heaven's sake. If you want explanations, talk to a griffin.”
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Re: Finish the Quote

Post by Kora Grimm » Wed Sep 30, 2020 7:41 am

"Probably not, but it's hard to say. Tricky stuff, magic."
- The Trials of Apollo: The Dark Prophecy by Rick Riordan

New Quote: "Faris uttered a small sigh, "Probably not, but it's hard to say. Tricky stuff, magic."
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Re: Finish the Quote

Post by Prof. Scarlet Leslie-Lewis » Thu Oct 01, 2020 4:03 am

Without you, I doubt Percy could find his way out of a paper bag.
The House of Hades by Rick Riordan

Completed quote:
Faris uttered a small sigh, "Without you, I doubt Percy could find his way out of a paper bag."
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