Catching up on Memes

Sorry it took me so long to do this meme, Ray, but thanks for tagging me, and please don’t hesitate to tag me again. I enjoy these!

1. Take first five novels from your bookshelf.
2. Book 1 — first sentence
3. Book 2 — last sentence on page 50
4. Book 3 — second sentence on page 100
5. Book 4 — next to the last sentence on page 150
6. Book 5 — final sentence of the book
7. Make the five sentences into a paragraph.
8. Feel free to “cheat” to make it a better paragraph.
9. Name your sources
10.Post to your blog.

Here are my results:

Imagine a ruin so strange it must never have happened. Then it was gone. He waited a moment, then pushed the door again more firmly. This time Fezzik did not give the man in black a chance to fiddle again. “‘God’s in His heaven, all’s right with the world, ‘” whispered Anne softly.

Sources:

The Poisonwood Bible by Barbara Kingsolver
The Five People You Meet In Heaven by Mitch Albom
Les Miserables by Victor Hugo
The Princess Bride by William Goldman
Anne of Green Gables by L.M. Montgomery

I can’t stop giggling at the ending. I also liked how it went with George Orwell’s 1984 as the final sentence (“He loved Big Brother”), but Anne’s bit made me giggle. :o)

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Here’s another meme–the first of the from Dawno, at AbsoluteWrite.com’s blogging forum, specifically the AWMondayMeme thread.

This week’s Meme: list 10 books I’d like to find under the Christmas tree this year. (Only 10?) I have a great variety of interests, so beware. ;o)

1. The Chronicles of Narnia (complete), preferably a box set of the seven books, but a single hardcover storybook-style including all of the books will work, too.

2. Wicked: The Life and Times of the Wicked Witch of the West–specifically the copy that shows the illustrated cover from the Broadway musical, with Glinda whispering in Elphaba’s ear (it looks like this). I have a copy of the book already, but it’s the original cover, pre-musical.

3. Ray’s book, The Pacific Between!

4. The complete Harry Potter set.

5. Son of a Witch, the sequel to Wicked: The Life and Times of the Wicked Witch of the West, by Gregory Maguire

6. Pride and Prejudice, by Jane Austen, preferably the copy that features Colin Firth & Jennifer Ehle on the cover, from the A&E/BBC television miniseries (it looks like this).

7. Li-Young Lee’s poetry–virtually any of his books except for Book of My Nights, which I already have.

8. The Highly Selective Thesaurus for the Extraordinarily Literate (here)

9. The Highly Selective Dictionary For The Extraordinarily Literate (here)

10. The Word Lover’s Dictionary: Unusual, Obscure, and Preposterous Words (here)

Bonus: Bridget Jones: Edge of Reason, by Helen Fielding

I think those last three books look like a lot of fun! :o)

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Joanne–I’ll catch up on your meme tag: 15 Things About Books this week, too! This will teach me to check in more often to the forum and members’ blogs! ;o)

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4 comments on “Catching up on Memes
  1. Dawno says:

    Those last books “for the extraordinarily literate” are wonderful looking – gonna add them to my list!

    Thanks for all the linkage to the blogging thread, too!

    I got here via the Technorati Tag, so it’s working well.

  2. Nice lists, Julia. Don’t worry, I have a hard time keeping up with all of them too. 😉

  3. Ray Wong says:

    Finally! Great list, too. And the first meme is great… it sounds like something I would write. LOL.

  4. Hey! If you think you will like “Bridget Jones,” try “In Her Shoes” I haven’t seen the movie, but I loved the book. Funny!
    Paint

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