I love books and am always looking for the next best one. This meme seems easy enough for even me to tackle and I thought it would be interesting to find out what others were reading too. Or what others have read,...or like me,... had every intention of reading this summer, but haven't finished them all yet.
I have about four books that fall into that category.
This meme is a simple one. Collect the book that you have most handy, turn to page 161, find the 5Th complete sentence, and cite the sentence on your blog. Next (of course) is to pass it on to 5 others.
I literally turned to my right where I keep my books for reading before I turn out the lights. Stuck my hand in my book bag and pulled out The Pillars of the Earth by Ken Fooett.
This book takes place is Merry ole England, way before King Henry the eighth started hacking off his wives's heads. (Interesting way of getting rid of the old wife in order to usher in the new!)
Let me set this scene .
After approaching Aliena (his future bride), William found her reading a book. In order to keep his mind off the way her breasts moved under her blue silk gown, he asked her what she was reading.
"It's the story of a king called Alexander the Great, and how he conquered wonderful lands in the east where precious stones grow on grapevines and plants can talk"
Now comes the part where I'm supposed to pick five other bloggers. Don't hate me and throw daggers, this really was fun for me.
If you don't want to participate, no problem, it's just fun stuff.
Let me start with Kay of http://travelerswife.blogspot.com/, who has passed on so many great book recommendations to me over the years.
What keeps you up late at night besides your old/new mattress?
Next Raine of http://rainydaythought.blogspot.com/ who writes some of the most thought provoking posts.
What books might be inspiring her?
Sarah of http://www.britgalusa.com/ ,...as most of you know is an expat. Brit, living in tornado alley.
What might she prefer to read, an American novel or an English masterpiece.?
Now I come to Joyce of http://justifiedjourney.blogspot.com/ who was one of my first blogs that I added to my faves list when I first started blogging. She has just returned from a great beach vacation on the west side of Florida.
I wonder what was in her beach bag as she sat quietly on the sand this past summer?
Finally Fiona of http://www.banteringblonde.com/ Maybe she'll respond with a video like she does so often on her blog. She is great with her camera and I can't wait to hear what's she might pick up to read.Thank you again Hope for picking me for this meme. I am always drawn to your blog, maybe because I find myself in so many of your posts.
Written much better by you my friend.