Saturday, October 20, 2007

Happiness Meme & Book Nearest You Meme

My friend Chris posted this meme on her site, and I thought it would be fun to play along.

The rules are simple. Post 6 things that recently made you happy. Tag 6 people if you want to, but I'm going to take the easy way out and tag anyone who wants to play along. Everyone needs a little happiness once in awhile.

1. Having my cat and dog cuddled up next to me while I read.
2. My husband's smile, one especially reserved for me.
3. Butterfly Kisses.
4. A beautiful warm fall day.
5. Buttercream frosting lotion.
6. Curling up with a good book.



Take the nearest book next to you and answer the following questions:

Title and Author:

Silence of the Grave
by Arnaldur Indridason

Is the book dedicated to anyone? If so, who?

This particular book is not dedicated to anyone actually.

What is the first sentence?

He knew at once it was a human bone, when he took it from the baby who was sitting on the floor chewing it.

Turn to page 47. Please share the first sentence of the first full paragraph.

He crept into the room.

12 comments:

  1. I just bought Silence of the Grave! It was sitting on the TBR shelf but when I saw the first sentence it got elevated to next in line! Your six favs are very sweet. My husband is out with the dogs right now so I am getting a little break. Definitely a fav for me. I hope you are enjoying your weekend.

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  2. That is one heck of a first line! I couldn't be more intrigued. Must find that at the library.

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  3. Title and Author:

    Shiloh by Phyllis Reynolds Naylor

    Is the book dedicated to anyone? If so, who?

    To Frank and Trudy Madden and a dog named Clover

    What is the first sentence?

    The day Shiloh come, we're having us a big Sunday dinner.

    Turn to page 47. Please share the first sentence of the first full paragraph.

    "Shiloh, boy, we're goin' for a run," I tell him.

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  4. Oh yes, please stop by. I have a surprise for you!

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  5. Very intriguing first sentence!!!

    I will play the book meme:

    Title and Author:
    Marley & Me by John Grogan

    Is the book dedicated to anyone? If so, who?
    The book is dedicated to the author's father - Richard Frank Grogan, whose gentle spirit infuses every page of the book.

    What is the first sentence?
    In the summer of 1967, when I was ten years old, my father caved in to my persistent pleas and took me to get my own dog.

    Turn to page 47. Please share the first sentence of the first full paragraph.
    The natives will tell you South Florida has four seasons.

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  6. Jaimie - Thank you for the award! That was so nice of you. :-) You made my day.

    Isn't that first sentence very intriguing? The book is on my review pile and although I won't be reading it just yet, it was the closest one to me at the time. I am very eager to read it after reading that first sentence. Have you read his earlier book, Jar City yet? I haven't, but I'm sure I'll want to.

    Time alone is nice when you can sneak it in. I hope your husband and the dogs had a good time.

    Kookie - It is very enticing, isn't it? My husband thinks I'm weird. :-) I'm looking forward to reading it.

    Ladytink - Thanks for playing along! I love to see who books are dedicated to. :-)

    Melody - I'm glad you played along as well! I haven't read Marley and Me. I have heard it is very good.

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  7. What a great list! I've already stolen the happiness one because I've had a great deal to be happy about lately.

    cjh

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  8. I haven't read Jar City yet, no, but I probably will. I started reading Silence of the Grave this afternoon and so far it is pretty good. I have never read anything that has taken place in Iceland so that grabbed my attention. I'm glad that you are happy with the award. I thought of you right away.

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  9. Your list of happy moments made me smile. Hope you read Jar City too - very good! I want to get my hands on the third book now.

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  10. CJ - Thank you! I feel very happy for you too!

    Jaimie - I haven't either and so I'm looking forward to reading a book in that setting. I used to write to a girl who lived in Iceland and it's a country I've always wanted to get to know better.

    Iliana - I am glad I could make you smile. :-) I am also glad to hear that you enjoyed Jar City. I'm looking forward to reading the series.

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  11. Such a good book!!! I remember reading that and getting a bit of a shiver!!!

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  12. Heather - I'm really looking forward to diving into that one!

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