Wednesday, May 21, 2008

That book meme


I've tagged by the lovely Nichola with the literary meme, the rules which are as follows:
1. Pick up the nearest book.
2. Open to page 123.
3. Find the fifth sentence.
4. Post the next three sentences.
5. Tag five people, and acknowledge who tagged you.

Since I'm reading two books at the moment you get them both. Bwahahah!

The Unbearable Lightness of Being by Milan Kundera

"They took frequent excursions to the Alps. Franz would bend over, the girl hopped onto his back, and off he ran through the meadows, declaiming at the top of his voice a long German poem his mother had taught him as a child. The girl laughed with glee, admiring his legs, shoulders, and lungs as she clasped his neck."

Memories of My Melancholy Whores by Gabriel Garcia Marquez

(Um, only just noticed that this slim volume only runs to 113 pages, so you get that page instead.)

"It has to be, at any price, I shouted in terror. She hung up without saying goodbye, but fifteen minutes later she called back: "Alright, she's here." "

I'm hopeless at the whole tag thing, so if you feel like doing the meme, be my guest and tell them Jorthy sent you.

Speaking of all things bookish, does anybody have any book recommendations for me? I'm after something light-ish, with a nice bit of humour. Suggestions?

And, finally, don't forget to enter the competition. Go!

4 comments:

  1. Narda5:22 pm

    I just read The Unbearable Lightness of Being a few months back - we'll have to discuss when you finish!

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  2. Milan Kundera's books are my favorite ever. The Unbearable Lightness of Being is my top favorite, probably because my family escaped from the Czech Republic in 1969...so it evokes certain memories for me.

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  3. I haven't read The Unbearable Lightness of Being, but I think I shall.
    Suggestions for something lightish with humour:
    Blessed Are The Cheesemakers (Sara someone - sorry!)
    The Thunderbolt Kid (Bill Bryson)
    The Dressmaker (Rosalie Ham)
    Happy reading!

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  4. Thanks Stacey - I've read your other two, but not the Cheesemakers, so I'll definitely check it out. Ta.

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