Friday, December 5, 2008

A Meme

This meme has been around for some time. Thanks to Les, I've decided to play.

Open the closest book to you, not your favorite or most intellectual book, but the book closest to you at the moment, to page 56. Write out the fifth sentence, as well as two to five sentences following there. Pass this on to five blogging friends.

Even though YA novels are far from my usual reading fare, Bellezza's post convinced me to pick up Twilight by Stephanie Meyer. This came as quite a shock to my three teenage daughters. News travels fast at the high school, and it's apparently become a hot topic of conversation that "even moms" are reading the series. My college freshman just rolls her eyes and says I shouldn't be wasting my time, but I'm enjoying this change of pace.
So...from page 56:

Just before I heard the shattering crunch of the van folding around the
truck bed, something hit me, hard, but not from the direction I was
expecting. My head cracked against the icy blacktop, and I felt something
solid and cold pinning me to the ground. I was lying on the pavement
behind the tan car I'd parked next to. But I didn't have a chance to
notice anything else, because the van was still coming. It had curled
gratingly around the end of the truck and, still spinning and sliding, was about
to collide with me again.


  1. I remember this passage! I really enjoyed Twilight. Much more than New Moon. I'll get to Eclipse and Breaking Dawn some day, but I'm not in a huge rush.

    Thanks for tagging yourself and playing along!

  2. I'm not sure yet if I'll continue with the rest of the series. We'll see ...

  3. Yeah, because us moms rock! We're not too old for anything. (Are we? :)

    I'm glad you picked it up, I'm glad you like it. It's not Dickens, or anything, but it's fun.

  4. Bellezza,
    No, we're not to old for anything -lol! Seriously though, Twilight really is fun and almost makes me feel like a teenager again while I'm reading it. I really don't think I would have picked it up without your recommendation, so thank you.


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