Thursday, November 13, 2008

bookish fun

i did a little sewing today, but the weather is quite dreary, so no good photos today. however, i saw this over on amanda's blog a little while back and found it entertaining. so, i decided i would post it here today (plus i just have to share a little bit of the book i am reading).

grab the nearest book.
* open the book to page 56.
* find the fifth sentence.
* post the text of the next two to five sentences in your blog along with these instructions.
* don't dig for your favorite book, the cool book, or the intellectual one: pick the CLOSEST.

i am currently reading the blackstone key by rose melikan. people, i can't put this book down. it is so good. i can hardly wait to see how it ends. so here ya go...

"In this respect Mary proved a disappointment. She reacted soberly to the news of Tracey's  death--not even the hint of a swoon--and the message from the military gentleman failed to raise a blush. Appearances, however, were deceptive, for the maidservant's communication actually sent Mary's thoughts into a disturbing spiral. As she dressed she wondered whether a new set of difficulties awaited her--difficulties that might prove both awkward and dangerous."

while we are on the subject of reading, have you checked out good reads? nikki introduced me to it and i am hooked. i love having virtual bookshelves. my favorite is my "to read" shelf. i see books all the time that look interesting, so i come home and enter them in my list and then i can check the my library for them. i love it! i am thinking of starting to post more about some of the books i read. anyone have any book suggestions?

3 comments:

Jess said...

I just did that 5th sentence thing and realized that Fried Green Tomatoes at the Whistle Stop Cafe is on my desk here.
That is definitely worth a re-read.
I also just finished The Year of Living Biblically. That was fun.

Mama de Saga said...

Thank you for the recommendation. I love historical fiction.

mary anna said...

Had to go to page 57
"Did you think i wouldn't notice you were gone? I did. After three notes went unanswered, I made a personal visit to St. James's Place, where I encountered the cast-iron Miss Tilly, who said you were out of town. Very enlightening. Upon pressing, I learned you had gone to Australia!"
do you recognize this.

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