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Tuesday, January 30, 2007


Here, finally, is my response to Mary's book tag:

1. Grab the nearest book
2. Open the book to page 123.
3. Find the fifth sentence.
4. Post the text of the next 3 sentences on your blog along with these instructions.
5. Don't you dare dig for that "cool" or "intellectual" book in your closet! I know you were thinking about it! Just pick up whatever is closest.
6. Tag 5 people

Okay, I've been meaning to grab whatever book I stepped on first (there's a few on my floor at the moment) but kept forgetting. I just bought two (from an awesome discount bookstore near Waterloo station) so I'll do the one I started reading first (while eating noodles... with chopsticks! I am very proud of myself. Very.)

So, from Peter Carey's My Life as a Fake:
I could not see how one might answer him. He seemed a soul in hell, like a prisoner turning the capstan in the drowning room, forever indentured to something to which he himself had given birth.

Then, the chapter ends. So here's sentence three:

One minute I would be filled with pity and the next with such intense dislike that I could only shudder.

The other book I bought was Margaret Atwood's The Edible Woman, which I've always wanted to read, but is playing second-fiddle because I just read Carey's Bliss, which was so totally wicked-awesome. Surprisingly so, to me, because I started reading True History of the Kelly Gang and couldn't get more than a few pages in.

I hereby tag... uh, who ever reads this blog who hasn't yet done this thing. Yes, that means you!



Blogger Will said...

Kelly Gang is amazing, you damn heretic. Try Theft too, also great.



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