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Nearest Book Thingy

Sigh! Everyone else has all these high minded books, and I have.... 

Right before the Second World War, Ballantine somehow got a grant from the University of Chicaco to travel and study in Africa. How she spent the war years, or where, wasn’t clear, but in 1949 she signed a contract with University of Chicago Press for her book on Ritual Dance Among the Bantu of West Equatorial Africa. They paid her five hundred dollars.

--from Blacklist, by Sara Paretsky

Tagged by sunrunner, I gamely grabbed the nearest book, thankful that it wasn’t total fluff, and valiantly typed up the (thankfully) short passage ;).

Here is how it works:

1. Grab the book closest to you.
2. Open to page 123, go down to the fifth sentence
3. Post the text of next 3 sentences on your blog
4. Name of the book and the author
5. Tag three people

So, I tag um… well Nezua hates these things, but I am curious, so there is one. And Prometheus6 and Piny.

Posted by Nanette on 12/10 at 10:21 PM
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sunrunner says...

Now this looks like an good read!  I am just finishing up AS Byatt’s The Whistling Woman and need a new novel.

-= Posted by sunrunner on 12/11/06 =-
MBW says...

Sniff… last to be picked for dodgeball yet again.

-= Posted by MBW on 12/12/06 =-
Nanette says...

Hi MB! Sigh, I really should learn to check my own site for comments… I’m so used to not getting any, lol.

Had I known you’d not already been chosen, I would have tagged you! I thought for sure I’d seen your name on one of those… I couldn’t think of who to tag, so I choose 3 highly unlikely people, just so that I’d not look like I didn’t actually know anyone ;).

Sunrunner, it actually is a good read. I like most of her books, but in this one I get the feeling that she was pretty incensed by all the Patriot Act stuff and other things, and so sort of harkened back to the previous era. She mentions that, in fact… I think. Read the book a while ago, so have forgotten some. Still, it mentions that one project that I had no clue about before this, so that was fun too.

-= Posted by Nanette on 12/16/06 =-
chasingmoksha says...

Nanette, I just want to thank you for being so kind to me.

I’m no longer hanging out in places where I say the same thing everyone elses says but I get tripped on for saying it.  Perhaps if I were to act pure and pretend like I had no prejudices it would be a different story.  But so it is what it is.

Again, thank you.

-= Posted by chasingmoksha on 12/29/06 =-
Nanette says...

Thanks, Moksha, although I’m not quite sure what I’ve done :)

I’d give some of the other places another chance too, maybe after a bit. I know a lot of people are puzzled and wondering just what happened and are willing to re-engage. I think there is more agreement than not, but also lots of misunderstandings as well.

-= Posted by Nanette on 12/30/06 =-
Nezua Limón Xolagrafik-Jonez says...


can you email me the RSS feed to this page? or point me to it? i’ve tried to put it in my aggregator, but its not working. if something doesnt show up in my feedthingie, i just never go to pages.. :( i dont see it in the list of RSS feeds ‘less i missed it.

i missed this post, lo siento querida.

-= Posted by Nezua Limón Xolagrafik-Jonez on 01/22/07 =-
Nanette says...

Hi Nezua!

No worries, I figured you just missed it.

I don’t know much about the rss feed but will email you what I have. Or think I have, anyway ;).

If it doesn’t work, will get arin (web person) to look at it and see what I did wrong.

-= Posted by Nanette on 01/23/07 =-





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