Tuesday, February 5, 2008


I have more than one blog, so when I was tagged over at
ROTUS with this literary meme, needing an excuse to post an between books post here, so I don't lose my readership, I tagged myself with it.

So here’s the rules of the Meme:

1. Pick up the nearest book ( of at least 123 pages).
2. Open the book to page 123.
3. Find the fifth sentence.
4. Post the next three sentences.
5. Tag five people.

It just happens, ahem, that I am sitting here with the book that I intend to review next, if I ever get some time to sit down and read, "My Colombian War" by Silvana Paternostro. Paternostro is a Colombian born American journalist who returned to Colombia to cover the war against the FARC.

On page 123 the fifth, sixth and seventh sentences span a change in paragraphs, so I will put that break in.

We formed a unit so tight that we came to be known a the English Girls, named for our love of the language.

When a boy liked you in
Barranquilla, he would manifest it by driving in front of your house. It was called "the pass."

I am going to tag Book Calendar, Colorado Cowgirl in Upstate New York, Daddy Papersurfer, Discovering Dad and La Rochelle. I know that DP is off in Portugal, taking surfing lessons from Penfold, so he could be a while responding. Silvie will probably post something in French, which will add a bit of class around here. Cowgirl owes me for having memed me with that Big Bang thing and then deleting it from her own blog. BC can do this in his sleep but I hope he wil come up with an unusual book.