Saturday, January 31, 2009


I tagged myself after reading Lisa's post of this meme:

So the point of this bookworm honor is to do the following: pass it on to five other bloggers, and tell them to open the nearest book to page 46. Write out the fifth sentence on that page, and also the next two to five sentences.

I happen to have a stack of books within reach (I usually do) so I will take from the top the one I just started today. The Zookeeper's Wife by Diane Ackerman.

Page 46, sentence 5:

From the terrace they saw Polish soldiers sprinting in all directions - down the streets, over lawns, even into the zoo - erecting balloon barriers, aligning anti -aircraft guns and piling long black cannon shells tapered at one end like animal droppings.

The zoo animals seemed unaware of danger. Small fires didn't scare them - for years they had trusted the sight of household bonfires - but they grew alarmed by the sudden flood of soldiers because the only people they'd ever seen in early morning were the dozen or so blue-uniformed keepers, usually with food.The lynxes began gargling sound a sound between roar and meow, the leopards chug-chugged low notes, the chimpanzees yipped, the bears brayed like donkeys, and the jaguar sounded as though it were hacking up something lodged in its throat.

I will tag Susan at Slice of Life because she has taken a break from blogging and maybe this will help her to get going again. Jenn from Juggling Life because she is a reader, I can tell. Jen from Jen on the Edge in hopes she has not packed all the books yet. And since this has been making its way around, I am only doing 3 tags.


smalltownmom said...

"So Fangtasia had closed its doors for the night."

Living Dead in Dallas, Charlaine Harris

Lisa said...

Excellent! I'm so glad you picked up this tag. It's fun and easy!