11.27.2008

BookWorm Award/Tag

I was tagged by one of my favorite bloggers, the tiny Antoinette over at Clevergirl. This award is called the Bookworm award, and here are the rules:

* Pass it on to 5 friends
* Open the book closest to you - not your favorite or most intellectual book, but the book closest to you at the moment - to page 56
* Write out the 5th sentence, as well as the 2-5 sentences following

The closest book to me right now is the textbook I have to use to prepare lesson plans for Monday. It is called The World, A History by Felipe Fernandez-Armesto and is my favorite world history textbook (I am SUCH a nerd!)

P.56 is part of the pages between chapters that have source readings and this particular one is about Chauvet Cave in France. The 5th sentence reads:

"Sensing a draft from within a rock fall, they dug through earth and stones to create a gap wide enough for the thinnest of them to crawl through. When she realized there was a corridor ahead, she called the others. They shouted into the darkness to get an echo, which would give them a sense of the cave's dimensions. The noise seemed lost in vast emptiness. When they returned with full equipment, they found that the corridor led to the biggest cavern ever discovered in this part of France. Yet more astounding was their discovery in an adjoining chamber: a portrait in red ochre of a bear, rearing over 3 feet high - preserved for who knew how many thousands of years?"

Hm....five more people. I don't think I even have 5 regular readers, and Antoinette tagged three of them, =) but here goes. If you want to.....

Colleen at Anything But Nice
Bethany at Bethany Haile Photography
Aimee at Jewel Street Design
Rachel at One Pretty Thing
Stacie at Stacie Tatum Photography

Hopoe you all had a great Thanksgiving. Click here to see mine!

7 comments:

Colleen said...

Not even kidding, but that is the same book that is the closest to me right now. Great minds agree that it is an amazing textbook. I do not think the wii manual counts, so I will post the next textbook. Everyone is going to get a little dose of world history today.

Columbia Lily said...

NO...the Wii Manual COUNTS!!

Antoinette said...

Yay! It's awesome to see what other ppl are reading. Memes are pretty cool -- never required, an unlike old chain letters, grievous bodily harm is not imminent -- but they shed light on interesting facets of people!

Vickie said...

Congrats on winning Remodeled Life's giveaway.

Your little green purse is so cute!

I also love using my library's hold system. I have gotten CDs, movies, books and scrapbooking books to use. It is a fantastic things!!

Take Care.

Ritch in Love said...

Congrats on your win today! Cute tag game! Think I'll borrow it sometime!

silverdot said...

I'm intriqued. I'm going to have to check out that book now. I love to see what other ppl are reading. I just found your blog on SITS. I love it!

Rachel@oneprettything.com said...

The nearest book to me happened to be my journal. Here's the sentence:

"It's always so nice seeing achieve do exactly what they set out to do."

One of my friends always wanted to build guitars for a living and he landed his dream job. It's so inspiring! Thanks tons for tagging me, I was nice to read something upbeat and inspiring first thing!