Thursday, November 15, 2007

Page 161 Meme

Tara offered a fun meme to any of her readers who were interested.

Open up the book you’re currently reading to page 161 and read the sixth sentence on the page, then think of 5 bloggers to tag.

Since I'm on page 153, I got to read ahead a bit. :<) The sixth sentence on page 161 of The Unpleasantness At The Bellona Club by Dorothy L. Sayers is:

"I wish you had spoken more openly."

Short and to the point!

As Tara wrote, anyone who reads this is welcome to participate since, I, too, love to know what people are reading right now.


  1. What a fun idea! This is the sixth sentence on page 161 from Behind the Scenes at the Museum, by Kate Atkinson-
    " I can see Gillian doing the same thing as me, rehearsing expressions of agreement and dismay in case George continues his carping."

  2. Oh, I like this meme! I'll do my sixth sentence tonight.

  3. A fun meme. I don't think I know 5 bloggers that would do this. I am new to blogging tho.

    I will just give you my meme response...

    "An escape by sea!" from the book 'The Snoring Bird' by Bernd Heinrich.

  4. Yes, I like this too. I'll do it later today.

  5. This is such a fun idea Nan! I will do it too this weekend. I am reading a classic so it will be interesting.

    Please stop by my blog and sign up for the birthday give~away.

    ~~ Heidi ~~

  6. I did it, I blogged it:
    here. Thanks for the meme and a great blog.

  7. Nan, thanks for playing and passing this one along!

  8. I'm reading The Bark of the Dogwood ... sixth sentence on page 161

    "And then of course, my aunt and uncle continued to talk about the tree limb for a good hour or more, somehow managing to use the same phrases over and over until the thing was permutated out."

    Strek (living in New York now) is writing about his early years in Infanta, Alabama.

  9. MadreKarin, I tried reading it years ago and found it tough going. Are you liking it? Should I try again? I love that word, carping.

    Lisa, that's a great sentence! Is this a kid's book?

    Janice, that sure piques my interest. I'll have to check into The Bark of the Dogwood.

    Jeanne, BooksPlease, Heidi, and Amy, I'll go see yours at your blogs.

    Tara, this seems to have been a real hit! And such fun to read those sentences.

  10. No Nan it isn't a childs book. Bernd is a biologist/scientist and this is a biography about his father that was also a biologist / scientist.

    Bernd is a scientist yet writes so I can understand his studies.

  11. I think I'll post mine here since I am behind on blogging (due to illness and a quick weekend trip) and I don't get all that many visitors anyway.

    I am actually reading a couple of books right now but chose this line:

    "When their youngest finally left the nest, they always did something crazy, like burn all their respectable high-neck dresses and wear too much perfume."

    This is from Garden Spells by Sarah Addison Allen.


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