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bieramar

National Book Week

National Book Week (on Facebook; but works here also).

The rules are; grab the closest book to you, turn to page 52, and post the 5th sentence as your status.

"Therefore are feasts so solemn and so rare,"

PS: The book opened to page 52!
puc reducks

What fun!

"Another is that murderers are not as different from us as we'd like to think."

From The Gift of Fear and Other Survival Signals that Protect Us from Violence, by Gavin De Becker.




How cute:  National Book Week.  

Everyday is National Book Day!  Very Happy  [/i]
jasmine

I don't have time to read one a week, but I would say a book and 1/2 a month is my speed.  I will have to post "my status" tonight, since some of us work and book is home.  What a great idea B
bieramar

I agree - a great idea - but it wasn't mine.

I heard about it from a California artist with St. Augustine connections, Mylette Welch.

http://www.mylettewelch.com
coebul

Attendance had been meager through much of the previous year, it was particularly lean in the summer and early fall of 1787, in part because no fewer than ten members--almost a third of the thirty-three representatives who attended Congress in late September--also represented their states the federal Convention.
scrutney

it's only your country when they want you to get killed.
coebul

I couldn't answer the poll.  I am not the fastest reader but I read daily.  Some time a page or two, sometimes a chapter or two and some times I just can't put the damn book down!
jasmine

"The first thing I always did was to turn over, establishing my return to reality by demonstrating to myself that my body would once more obey my mind."
bieramar

"When I have a new book, I have a desperation of reading it." ~ Fiona Rose Fisher, age 8.

When I hear/read all the naysaying about how the younger generations don't read, can't add, can't write et al I think of my grandkids (Fiona being one) and their friends -- all of whom are avid readers; not only hard copies but also Kindles and other net-based doohickies.
puc reducks

bieramar wrote:
"When I have a new book, I have a desperation of reading it." ~ Fiona Rose Fisher, age 8.

When I hear/read all the naysaying about how the younger generations don't read, can't add, can't write et al I think of my grandkids (Fiona being one) and their friends -- all of whom are avid readers; not only hard copies but also Kindles and other net-based doohickies.


Delightful and warming.  I couldn't have read anything more gratifying today than Fiona Rose's sentiment on books.  Give her a hug from me, please!
tsiya

As long as the supply at Betty Griffin lasts I'll do fine.
Tbe basket on the mobility scooter holds 6 ti 10 paperbacks and I fill it once a week.
coebul

At the moment I am reading

Team of Rivals ~ Doris Kearns Goodwin

American Lion: Andrew Jackson in the White House ~ Jon Meacham

The Next Decade ~ George Freidman

Soon to start:

Ratification: Americans Debate the Constitution, 1787-1788 ~ Pauline Maier

Thinking about taking a look at:

The Original Argument: The Federalists' Case for the Constitution, Adapted for the 21st Century ~Glenn Beck

I have my reservations about this last book but I plan to look at it.
bieramar

Re: National Book Week

bieramar wrote:
Revisiting the exercise which began this thread.

The rules are; grab the closest book to you, turn to page 52, and post the 5th sentence.

I've added the author's name in brackets for the two books which I'm currently reading and nearest to me.


"Barbaro could score off a donkey."
[Tami Hoag]

He searched the room for Paola and saw her on the other side, talking to someone who, had he been able to see him from the back, he might have been able to identify as Professore Amadori. [Donna Leon]
scrutney

jingo~terry pratchett.

the worthy citizens of ankh-morpork may be going to war against the ragheads of klatch, over a strip of land that appeared out of the sea in (as they say) a strategic location:


Quote:
"It was so much easier to blame it on Them. It was bleakly depressing to think that They were Us. If it was Them, then nothing was anyone's fault. If it was us, what did that make Me? After all, I'm one of Us. I must be. I've certainly never thought of myself as one of Them. No one ever thinks of themselves as one of Them. We're always one of Us. It's Them that do the bad things."
coebul

Not being one to always play by your rules.  I posted what I am reading at the moment.  There no less then 10 or 15 books within an equal distance so there is no closest book.
auntmartymoo

Good selections, all.  Wish I had time to read for pleasure.  Wish I had time to post here more often.

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