Friday, May 25, 2007

page 161

I've been tagged by both Coversgirl and Acquisitionist so without further ado...
Grab the book that is nearest to you (no cheating), turn to page 161,
post the text of the fifth full sentence on the page, post the rules and tag three people.
I'm making progress and hope to finish in a couple of days so I've been dragging around White Teeth by Zadie Smith today.
"Unbeknownst to all involved, ancient ley-lines run underneath these two journeys - or, to put it in the modern parlance, this is a rerun."
And I think I'll tag:
Les at Lesley's Book Nook
Robin at A Fondness For Reading
Adrienne at Bookmark My Heart


  1. Love this tag...I did it a long time ago (before I had my own blog) and I was so hoping the sentence I found would have a special message for me! Sadly it did not, it was just a very mundane sentence, but you picked a nice one!

  2. Lotus,
    Well I'll honorary tag you so you can do it again if you feel like it.
    It's interesting picking up just one sentence and seeing it out of context.

  3. Thanks for the tag, Nat! Nancy (Bookfool) has also tagged me. I'll get to it tomorrow. :)

  4. This is one of those books I've picked up a couple times and started to read, only to be distracted by something else. It's still sitting on my bookshelf, waiting to be read someday.

  5. I enjoyed White Teeth. One of the descriptions that stays with me is when she tells of getting her hair straightened, and the burning of the chemicals. Although this is relatively minor, I think it says a lot about how sometimes we (as women) try to change something about ourselves that ought not be changed. It's hard to accept our own individual beauty, sometimes.

  6. Les,
    Now you'll be inundated with tags probably! :P

    It had been sitting in my shelves for a very long time. I'm glad I finally got it read.

    What you say is so true. That was quite a vivid scene. For a few years I got perms in my straight hair. It wasn't as painful as for Irie but still was rather unpleasant. I gave up though and have long since kept it straight again.

  7. Oh,thank you,Nat! I look forward to doing the tag along with my next post!!!

  8. Hey, that's not a bad quote! Usually, I've found that particular exercise lands you in the middle of dullsville. LOL Now, I really want to read White Teeth!

  9. Nancy, LOL! Well I hope you enjoy it if/when you get to it.


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