Friday, November 14, 2008

National Blog Posting Month # 14: Bookworm Award

Beth from Beth Fish Reads has tagged me in this Bookworm Award. That is so great and I really want to thank you. It is a fun little thing to do and also, I really needed something to blog about today for the NaBloPoMo-challenge. Great!

Open the closest book to you, not your favorite or most intellectual book, but the book closest to you at the moment, to page 56. Write out the fifth sentence, as well as two to five sentences following there.
Okay. The book nearest me is Egypt after the Pharaohs by Alan K. Bowman. It is a book I use for my MA thesis, but it is not too intellectual!
The fifth sentence reads (and I only write out the fifth sentence because it is so long):

The administration was staffed by a host of officials and bureaucrats, recording and regulating the activities and obligations of the king's subjects, down to the last detail of the requisitioned labour and surveillance of irrigation works, cultivation and transport which was drafted in order to ensure maximum efficiency of production and profit.

The persons I tag next are:
Rebecca at Rebecca Reads.
Softdrink at Fizzy Thoughts.
Callista at SMS Book Reviews.
Nille at Nilles Litteratur (a Danish book blog).
Birthe at Newyorkerbyheart (a Danish food blog, where the blogger also talks about her books).

This is my post # 14 in the NaBloPoMo-challenge. See my page here.

5 comments:

Rebecca Reid said...

Hey! I'll do it right here. The book I'm reading (and right next to me) is the complete short stories of Vladimir Nabokov. Sentence five on page 56 is:
"So did the man sitting in the corner, who for some time had been trying to catch her eye."

Beth F said...

Glad to have helped your NaBloPoMo project!

Bogsider said...

Thanks a lot to both Rebecca and Beth :o)

Callista said...

Thanks for tagging me! I really appreciate it. Here's mine: http://smsbookreviews.blogspot.com/2008/11/bookworm-award.html

softdrink said...

Hi Lou! Thanks for the tag...I don't mind at all! I just got home from a work trip, so I'll do this tomorrow.