Saturday, December 30, 2006

Fun with Books... TAG!

Okay, so Ann tagged me for this one, and it looked like so much fun I just had to do it! Oh, and I'm tagging Everett, Tooz, and Becca for this one!

1. Find the nearest book.
2. Name the book & the author.
3. Turn to page 123.
4. Go to the fifth sentence on the page. Copy out the next three sentences and post to your blog.
5. Tag three more folks.

Okay, I'm going to cheat a little on this one. I am simultaneously reading two different books, both of which were Christmas presents. One is "The Lost Continent" by Bill Bryson (which was Christmas present from a certain guy I know and is great fun to read). The other is "Eragon," by Christopher Paolini. It was a present to me from Rachel (picked out by Jamie). I'll look at page 123 in both of them, and see which one is more entertaining. They're both pretty good so far, so we'll see which one has a more riveting page 123.

Okay, I can't do page 123 on "The Lost Continent" because there is only one sentence on the page, which happens to be the last sentence of a paragraph, and the paragraph is the last bit of that particular chapter. So that one's out.

So, in "Eragon", we have:

"He had lavished all of his skill on it. The shale roof shadowed a railed balcony that extended from a tall window on the second floor. Each waterspout was a snarling gargoyle, and every window and door was framed by carvings of serpents, harts, ravens and knotted vines."

Ooooh, that was fun. Thanks for tagging me on this one, Ann. And thanks, Animal, for starting it!


Tooz said...

I'm cheating here--I'm going back to the last book I read, Let It Be Morning by Sayed Kashua. A little background: this is a novel about an Israeli-Arab family, sometime after 911, when their neighborhood near Jerusalem was quarantined from the rest of Israel.

At the entrance, very close to the roadblocks, are the larger stores, for people arriving from the outside. The owners of those outlets used to be considered very lucky. Many Jews preferred shopping in the village, because they were sure the Arabs charged less, which wasn't really true.

Neat book, in case anyone is interested in reading--not funny, though. It's supposed to be fiction, but I don't think it's completely untrue. I can't imagine thinking some of this stuff on one's own--it would to have really happened.

Anonymous said...

Alright, I did it! And you should count yourself lucky that my closest book wasn't the last one I read--Kitchen Confidential!

Jenn-Jenn, the Mother Hen said...

Would "Anonymous" be Becca?

Becca said...

Yeah, that was me. I thought I was logged in, but I guess not.

Jenn-Jenn, the Mother Hen said...

And thank you, Tooz, for your addition to this tag.

Love you!