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!
Thursday, January 29, 2009
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. ;-)