Friday, April 25, 2008

Bookish meme

It normally takes me a million years to post memes that I've been tagged with, but this one was easy. Keris tagged me for this book meme, everyone go say hello.

Here's how it works:

1. Pick up the nearest book.
2. Open it to page 123
3. Find the fifth sentence.
4. Post the next three sentences.
5. Tag five people, and acknowledge who tagged you.

All right folks, the nearest book to me is actually the book I'm reading at the moment, and even though I've been reading it for a week, I'm only on page 78 so I hope this won't spoil anything for me. It's Sula by Toni Morrison and I'm really enjoying it at the moment. I love the beauty of her writing.

She wept then. Tears for the deaths of the littlest things: the castaway shoes of children; broken stems of marsh grass battered and drowned by the sea; prom photographs of dead women she never knew; wedding rings in pawnshop windows; the tidy bodies of Cornish hens in a nest of rice.
When her partner disengaged himself, she looked up at him in wonder trying to recall his name; and he looked down at her, smiling with tender understanding of the state of tearful gratitude to which he believed he had brought her.

You'll forgive me for being shy and not tagging anyone. Though if you do join in, let me know so I can come and see!

1 comment:

  1. I don't have anyone to tag, so I'll just leave it here..

    The book closest to me is the one I'm reading. Snow Falling on Cedars by David Guterson

    "Them Japanese couldn't own land," said Etta. "So I don't see how them Miyamotos could think they own ours. They--" "Mrs. Heine," said the judge.


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