Friday, November 21, 2008

tagged for a meme

barb tagged me (she actually did it yesterday, i'm a little slow on the uptake this week, sorry!) for a meme that's a bit different than the usual meme.  what you do it open whatever book is closest to you (not necessarily your favorite book, but really the one within reach) to page 56 and type out the 5th sentence, plus the next 2-5 sentences thereafter.

here's mine:

the next thing serif knew, he had a bride. more than a year later, he was still surprised how happy he was with this sweet young presence in his life. especially since she had just confided that she was pregnant.

(kinda fitting in light of my week, weird how that works!)

i'm reading people of the book by geraldine brooks. what i found out today is that although it's a novel, the sarajevo haggadah actually exists. fascinating. i'll share more as i go along, as i've just started it.

thanks for the fun, barb, have a lovely weekend!

i'll tag andi (because i'm sure she has lots of books nearby) and anyone else who would like to try it.


tangobaby said...

I almost bought that book a few weeks ago! Tell me how you like it.

I wonder what's on page 56 of Henry and June...and can I put it on my blog? It's either that or Richard Dawkins and either way, I'll probably scare someone.


Andi said...

Woohoo! Thanks for the tag! And I soooo want to read People of the Book! I need to interlibrary loan it.

ella at the river said...

She was solemn and slightly swollen around the eyes, but not defeated. She was tanned in a nice way, her dress blue, and her eyes were blue and glittering, and she was only a few years younger than my own mother.

from Out Stealing Horses by Per Petterson