Friday, November 21, 2008

We've been book tagged?!

Pony Girl, who has a very fun horsey blog, tagged us and we are supposed to:

Grab the nearest book.
Open the book to page 56.
Find the fifth sentence.
Post the text of the next two to five sentences.
Don’t dig for your favorite book, the cool book or the intellectual one, pick the closest.
Tag five people to do the same.

I've never been any good at following rules and I don't usually play these games, but as Pony Girl put it, "seeing as the holidays are nearly upon us and books always make good gifts...." I will share something. These are the three nearest books.I've read and enjoyed 2 of the books, but "The Translator: A Tribesman's Memoir of Darfur", is Mark's and he says it is very good, so let's see....

"The women started screaming to their children Let's go let's go and everything in the village began to move in a swirl of dust and noise. The animals were wild-eyed with fear, and the donkeys screamed and brayed. I did not see where the bullets were going, but little songbirds flew down from the trees, confused and worried. They perched on my shoulders and then hid in the folds of my robes and shawl. But then I saw they were falling dead from me, their hearts broken by the noise."

Whoa. Pretty heavy stuff. I am not sure if my heart can handle anymore of this book right now.

I am not going to tag anyone, but if anyone feels so inclined-you're it!


  1. Maybe Mark will play because I tagged him on our blog. I need to find out six things about him.


  2. intense book!
    how was the Kingsolver book? I read another of hers.....The Poisonwood Bible. As a matter of fact, it was intense too!

  3. I loved the Kingsolver book and it was my inspiration to start selling freezer beef at the farmer's market. It isn't intense at all, unlike the Poisonwood Bible. I would also recommend her "If Pigs could Fly".


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