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bookworm meme

Posted in meme with tags , on February 27, 2008 by erin

I have always been a book worm. I would read two or three books a day when I was younger, granted they were usually 100 pages but still. Sweet Valley High was my favorite that and Nancy Drew. Those twins, both beautiful one smart one athletic and Nancy, well she was/is so wise for her age solving all those mysteries and managing to not be killed in the process.

I stopped reading for fun in college because, well, I was supposed to be reading my text books but I didn’t do that either. I picked up reading for fun once school was done and I haven’t stopped since. I wish I could say I read intellectual books about bettering myself or my country but that would just be a lie.

My husband does that sort of reading, Blink, The Tipping Point, Ayn Rand who wrote Atlas Shrugged. I have been known to pick up a few serious books here and there, I’ve read autobiographies by Lance Armstrong and Sydney Poitier, I’ve read books about parenting and babies, I’ve even read Cormack McCarthy’s All the Pretty Horses and liked it, it’s just usually my picks are lighthearted and somewhat humorous. I feel that life can get so serious that I need an escape to an imaginary land where I forget about my life and delve into the lives of the characters.

So Melissa tagged me for a bookworm meme and luckily for me I am actually reading a book that’s a bit harder than Shopaholic has a Baby, yes, I read that book (in about two days) talk about lighthearted! Anyway currently I am reading The Friday Night Knitting Club. It’s Steel Magnolias set in Manhattan, and what woman didn’t like Steel Magnolias!

So the rules are: Pick up the nearest book of 123 pages or more (no cheating!)
Okay, we have established that I am reading The Friday Night Knitting Club

And Find page 123: Ok, there.

Find the first five sentences: Done.

Post the next three sentences: “A second of thinking, “Thank God I won’t have to get an HIV test.” Now she just felt dirty. Darwin had never wanted to be just a good girl, but she didn’t really want to be bad either.

OOOOO, juicy!

Tag five people: This is always the hard part for me; most of the blogs I have read have already done this. Just in case you haven’t had the pleasure of participating in this meme, fellow bloggers, consider yourself tagged (and of course no pressure). I would like to tag my friend Lulu Fabulous because I know she has some great obscure book on her night stand right now (she reads intellectual books for the both of us). My friend, ggsmama, another intellectual. Maybe my UK friend and blog twin Agnes Miller and how about Robyn, who is a lawyer and I know will have something interesting beside her bed, maybe a law manual of sorts? And I’m not sure if she looks at this blog or not but a new blogger, Becca. Okay that’s five. Can’t wait to see what ya’ll are reading.