Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Bookworm Awards

The Alabama Bookworm tagged me for the Bookworm Award!

Thank you! But it's a meme too so here goes.

Here's how it works:

Open the book closest to you, not your favorite or most intellectual book, but the book closest to you at the moment, to page 56.

Write out the fifth sentence, as well as two to five sentences following there.

The book nearest to me is Infidelities: Stories of War and Lust, by Josip Novakovich. He's a Croatian-American writer I like and I just got this volume of short stories via Bookmooch.

Here's the appropriate passage from page 56:

I guess you are conscious, he said.
That shouldn't take that much guessing, said Shelly.
You've been drinking. How much have you had?
Oh, nothing, just two, three beers.
That's too much, Marietta. You should've let Shelly drive.

Now I have to tag five blogging friends.

1. Susan, the Seaside Bookworm Blogger
2. Shana, at Literarily
3. Matt at Matt Views
4. Lenore at Presenting Lenore
5. Anna at Diary of an Eccentric

5 comments:

Serena said...

That passage was intriguing....sounds like a good read! Congrats on receiving the award.

Marie said...

Serena, Novakovich is a very, very good writer and I have high hopes for this book! :-) thanks!

Lenore said...

Thanks for thinking of me :) I did this on Monday and you can read my answer here .

Seaside Book worm said...

Marie, sorry it is so late but I did the meme on both my blogs. I had a history paper due this week. If you read my blog you would know what kind of week I have had. I did a meme on both of my blogs,one secular book the other Jewish. Thank you for asking me and for giving me award. I am honored.

Susan at Seaside Book Worm
Jewish Rantings

Anna said...

Congrats on the award! Thanks for tagging me! I'm a bit behind in blog reading and blogging since I've been on vacation, but I plan to post this soon!

--Anna
Diary of an Eccentric