Tuesday, February 12, 2008

Two Birds, One Stone



For a belated earth day: A Mennonite perspective on the environment.

I have bee tagged by Jientje. These are the rules:

1. Pick up the nearest book ( of at least 123 pages).

2. Open the book to page 123.

3. Find the fifth sentence.

4. Post the next three sentences.

5. Tag five people. & post a comment here once you post it to your blog, so I can come see.

I will tag: 1. Fluffy ( she probably has a knitting book right beside her) 2. Susan ( I am sure you are reading something) 3.Travis ( I haven't tagged you yet and I am curious) 4. The King (well, we can always hope to get him blogging) 5. Melissa (she won't mind having blog material)

The Nearest Book is:
The Town That Forgot To Breath
By: Kenneth J. Harvey

Page 123: On nights like these, she would eagerly anticipate being tucked in her bed, already warmed by two heated beach rocks from the top of the stove, and gaze up at her father, who would tell her stories or sing songs while the rain roused memory itself. He would tell her about his voyages to Labrador, the Eskimaw and their strange behaviours, the way the women strapped their babies to their backs and first chewed food for the babies before passing it into their little mouths. He would explain about Dog Island where the savage dogs that pulled the Eskimaw sleighs in winter were abandoned to run wild in summer.

I have not read this book yet. I got it on sale so I took a chance and bought it. It is written by a Canadian author.

12 comments:

Sue said...

Oh My goodness! that was hilarious Chris. How do you find this stuff. Steven Harper may need this guy on Parliment hill yet.

Sue said...

I did the tag thing. Thanks for tagging me it gives me something to post while I try to come up with something interesting.

Trav said...

ok... i did the tag thing

Becky said...

I didn't get tagged. Probably because I still haven't finished my last tag. I'm doing it anyways. You can guess what the nearest book is from the sentences...

"Please don't be sick," said Mr. Wonka.

"Try and stop me!" said Mrs. Teavee.

"Then you'd better take this," said Mr. Wonka, and he swept his magnificent black top hat off his head, and held it out, upside down, in front of Mrs. Teavee's mouth.

Eve said...

Well, page 123 holds promise that the book might be interesting reading. You'll have to let us know how you enjoy it after it's been read.

jientje said...

Thanks Christine!
Interesting book you've got there!
If I were you, ( I'm not) being out there in the snow all the time I would prefer to read something sunnier than those "bedtime-stories-on-Eskimo's-while-the bed-being-heated-up-with-two-stones- from-the-stove!" Brrrr!
I think I would probably choose puppy fields and lavender, Pastis in the sun, and a setting in the Provence?

Sandy C. said...

ROFL! I have no idea how you found this gem :) Sounds like it may be a good book! You'll have to post a review later ;)

John said...

I haven't posted in so long that I don't know if I can find my way back to my blog. But I am going to try really hard. Look for it folks.

jientje said...

What the hell is a Mennonite?
I could not click the video the other day because my sweet husband was still asleep!
Now that I have heard it, I kind of think they have a euuhh, very peculiar theory, right?
I think I'd have to listen to it again!

Christine said...

Jientje: I went over to your site to explain the video. Ahem...the guy is a comedian.

jientje said...

Thanks for explaining it to me!
The rest of the story is up now, if you're in for something romantic? Happy Valentine's day to you and John too!

Fluffy said...

I'm so glad someone else has a knowledge of Mennonites. My grandmother's best friend was Mennonite and I spent many happy days at her farm in Hanover, PA when I was a kid. I did my tag. Tell me what you think. It seemed so strange out of text like that. Is that why people do these things?