Saturday, December 13, 2008

Bookworm Tag!

JR, who is also a fledgling freelancer, and whose posts are very often inspirational and motivational to me (you can read his blogs here and here) has tagged me in a reader's meme.  I'll admit I am not as voracious of a reader as I once was (in elementary school I'd say it was a full-blown addiction) but I still have a whole bunch of books lying around!  Here are the rules:

Rule One: I have to grab one of the books closest to me, go to page 56, type the fifth line and the next two to five lines that follow.

Rule Two: I have to pick five people who love books and who could receive the Bookworm award with honor.

My randomly selected lines:

"My hand was already on the lock of the door before I recollected myself.  I then paused; and a cold shivering came over me.  I threw the door forcibly open, as children are accustomed to do when they expect a spectre to stand in wainting for them on the other side; but nothing appeared.  I stepped fearfully in: the apartment was empty; and my bedroom was also freed from its hideous guest."

-from "Frankenstein, or, The Modern Prometheus" by Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley

While I'd like to claim I sit around and classic literature in my free time . . . well I don't.  That was for a Master's class I took 2007, and I just never get rid of books (love books).  Of course, had I completed this meme while sitting in my bedroom, you would see that what I have been reading recently is a whole lot of the Twilight series some really intellectual stuff.  Yup, that's me.

So now I tag five booklovers . . . I choose Pam, Annie, my MOM, Andrea, and . . . gosh, I always have a hard time chosing the last one.  I'm going to leave it at four for now and hope there aren't any blog police out there assigned to enforce meme rules!

1 comment:

Andrea said...


I just saw this, so woo hoo, I have a ready made topic to blog about tomorrow! I know what you mean about books. I have the requiste classics in my library (what kind of English major would I be if I didn't?), but I also have a lot of guilty pleasures I keep hidden.