NOTICE: (Updated March 5, 2010)

Beginning December 19, 2009, Books 'N Border Collies will be posting but only intermittently while I pursue personal goals. I plan to share some reading I'm doing, but there will be no reviews. I will, however, be sharing my exploration of vegetarian cooking and the cookbooks and websites I use to educate myself. I hope you enjoy it!

Lezlie



Thursday, January 29, 2009

Bookworm Meme


I generally stay away from doing memes on Books 'N Border Collies. No real reason. I just mostly enjoy them from afar. But in honor of a new follower of said blog (Hi, Denea!), let's see what I can come up with for the Bookworm Meme she tagged me for after making such kind comments about my fuzzy kids! :-) Rules: Open the closest book to you, not your favorite or something you have to go searching for but whatever's closest to you right now, and go to page 56. Starting with the fifth sentence on the page, transcribe three to six lines directly from the text. Once you've typed those lines, tag five more bloggers to do the same on their blogs.

Alrighty then. At the top of the pile is Going After Cacciato by Tim O'Brien. Flip, flip, flip to page 56 and count one, two, three . . . OK. Here we are. Line five:

"They saw no villages. Curving with the flow of the land, the road was hard and dusty and deserted. The trees were bare. It was parched country, for the rains had not yet come north, and the streams ran nearly empty."

For a novel about the Vietnam War, that doesn't sound very interesting, does it? Trust me, Tim O'Brien is a wonderful author despite that random selection. I'll be talking more about this book probably next week.

In the meantime, I'll tag Charley, Ramya, Jeane and Jo-Jo. And Michele, because she might be secretly reading Faulkner and not 'fessing up. ;-)



6 comments:

Michele at Reader's Respite said...

Faulkner, bwahahahaha!, you're a card, Lezlie! Nice try, but you caught me with...well, you'll just have to come over and see tomorrow and get ready to pee your pants laughing.

Charley said...

Hi Lezlie. Like you, I tend to enjoy meme's from afar, so I hope you don't mind if I post my answer from the Perks of Being a Wallflower here..

"First, I am very interested and fascinated by how everyone loves each other, but no one really likes each other. Second, the fights are always the same."

Lezlie said...

Michele ~ I knew you'd have something good! :-)

Charley ~ That works just fine. And a great idea I may steal in the future! :-)

Lezlie

Denea said...

I really like the description in those four lines; I could see that brief scene. In my opinion, that's the mark of a good author - that the reader can see the scene when its only described in words. Can't wait to hear more about the book!

Jo-Jo said...

Now that sounds like an interesting book! Thanks for the tag...these are so much fun! I will get mine posted later today.

Lezlie said...

Denea & Jo-Jo ~ It's not a passage I would have chosen to highlight, but now that I look at it again, it really is beautiful. I love O'Brien's writing, and while this particular book is currently a little mystifying to me, I'm really enjoying it! Now that I've finally finished the Adler book, I can get down to business with it this weekend.

Lezlie