Bookworm Award

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Marjorie tagged me for the Bookworm Award. The rules for this award are:

Open the book closest to you, not your favorite or most intellectual book, but the book closest to you at the moment, and turn to page 56.  Write out the fifth sentence, as well as two to five sentences following that.  And pass the award on to five blogging friends.

I can never follow the rules :((   I have so many books that I cannot pick one and bore you with page 56 and the fifth sentence.  But…for those who are curious and wish to know what I read…here goes.

While I am an avid reader, I must admit I am not primarily reading anything at the moment.  However, I do have some books on my nightstand just waiting for me as the spirit moves.  So, depending on how I am feeling on any one night, I have at my fingertips, Scott Turow’s old one, “Presumed Innocent;”  Richard Paul Evans new one…”Grace;” Joseph LeMaitre’s, “French: How to Speak and Write It;” (I am always working on this one); Stanley Appelbaum’s “French Reader: A Dual Language Book” (a great way to read French and have the English translation immediately at hand) and Nora Roberts new Christmas one, “First Impressions.”  I have begun all of these except the Nora Roberts one.  I actually skip around and read each one depending on what mood I am in.  I bought Grace and First Impressions for the holiday season….I hope they are good holiday reads.

Here are some I just finished: 

Karen Armstrong’s, “History of God;” Paul Knitter’s, “Jesus and Other Names: Christian Mission and Global Responsibility;” Andrew Greeley’s, “The Bishop and the Beggar Girl of St. Germaine;” and “Country French Living” by Meredith Books.

I subscribe to a couple of quilting magazines, Marie Claire Idees French magazine, Nutrition Action Newsletter (upon the advice of Marjorie) and also receive Reader’s Digest.

So now, I would like to know what the following five friends are reading…Paddy’s Daughter, Maggy (even though you do not have a blog), Nanouanne, Miss 376, and Nicole at Le Passe-Temps.

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3 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. anne prunet
    Nov 30, 2008 @ 13:26:07

    Thank you for keeping me in your thoughs. However, It is funny as the book I am reading at the moment is an American best seller ” Eat, pray and love” by Elizabeth Gilbert.

    The book is excellent and it is a pity that page 56 does not read very interesting sentences to begin with. Anyway, here they are and I stop before it becomes too boring.

    ” I needed to make some friends, so I got busy with it, and now it is October and I have a nice assortment of them.”

    I am pleased to respond also to the other post. 365 days is a sensible delay…lol…I can face the challenge if it occurs to be me to go on.
    I hope I understood well enough the process…

    With all my love, Anne

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  2. nicole
    Dec 06, 2008 @ 01:39:49

    Well, Averyclaire, as I promised to you…this is my participation for your ” Bookworm Award.”

    I am not reading regularly…for instance I may be weeks and months whitout reading a single book newspaper and magazine; and then reading several books all day long, maybe during one ar two weeks. It’s feels good to me when I have the opportunity to dive in reading. When I take a book, it’s not necessarily a recent one. Recently (two months ago ) I have been reading books of Alexandra David Néel, “Un traite sur la Beauté ” de François Cheng, un ouvrage de Mathieu Ricard…

    I choose today a book written by M. Ricard…He is a distinguished french biologist , who renounced to live in France.
    Today, he is the personal secretary of the Dalaï Lama. M. Ricard tell us of a spiritual journey of a young Tibetain boy. He just came into the tiny hermitage where he is about to live in seclusion.

    “Il ressentit une grande joie, il n’avait jamais eu de chambre à lui,ce petit ermitage était maintenant son royaume, un havre de paix où il pourrait s’initier en toute quiètude à la pratique spirituelle……”

    Well excuse me for copying it in French, as the translation would not be faithful to the original.

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  3. L.
    Dec 09, 2008 @ 15:17:13

    Congrats on the BW award. I had a hard time with that one, too. At the time, I just purchased a paperback from the bookstore & set it next to the computer. The only reason I purchased the book was the hard cover novel was due back at the library!!!

    Had I been in my room, where my book stacks are, it would have been more of a challenge.

    Recently, I’ve enjoyed a variety of books – historical fiction, fiction, etc. — just shy away fromt he CSI drama stuff : )

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