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2023 Bookish Books Reading Challenge

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6 / 30 books. 20% done!

2023 Literary Escapes Challenge

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My Progress:

17 / 51 books. 33% done!

2023 Historical Fiction Reading Challenge

My Progress:

9 / 25 books. 36% done!

2023 POPSUGAR Reading Challenge

25 / 50 books. 50% done!

Booklist Queen's 2023 Reading Challenge

My Progress:

30 / 52 books. 58% done!

2023 52 Club Reading Challenge

My Progress:

33 / 52 books. 63% done!

2023 Build Your Library Reading Challenge

My Progress:

20 / 40 books. 50% done!

2023 Pioneer Book Reading Challenge

12 / 40 books. 30% done!

2023 Craving for Cozies Reading Challenge

My Progress:

5 / 25 books. 20% done!

2023 Medical Examiner's Mystery Reading Challenge

Book Bingo Reading Challenge

19 / 25 books. 76% done!

2023 Pick Your Poison Reading Challenge

My Progress:

42 / 109 books. 39% done!

Children's Book Reading Challenge...For Adults!

Wednesday, February 06, 2008

A Meme and A Giveaway

Sam tagged me for this one.

The Rules:

1) Pick up the nearest book (of at least 123 pages)
2) Open the book to page 123
3) Find the fifth sentence
4) Post the next three sentences
5) Tag five people

Okay, so the closest book to me is Inkspell by Cornelia Funke. The fifth sentence is not a very exciting one - "Orpheus did not look at him." The next three sentences are: "He straightened his jacket in embarrassment and inspected Elinor's bookshelves. 'Hey, just look at him!' Basta dug his elbow roughly into Orpheus' ribs."

The funny thing is, this book has plenty of great quotations about books and reading ... this just wasn't one of them! LOL.

I really hate tagging people, but I also hate not following the rules, so here goes ... I tag Megan, Karlene, Joy, Pour of Tor and Robin. Thanks for playing along, everybody!

I also wanted to let you know about a giveaway Stephanie is having. She's giving away a copy of The Friday Night Knitting Club by Kate Jacobs and a Starbucks gift card. I don't drink coffee, so if I win, I will pass on the gift card, but I really want to win this book! You have to leave a comment on Stephanie's blog by midnight on February 13. You also get an extra entry if you mention the giveaway on your blog. Good luck!


  1. I like doing memes, but am quite selective about which ones I do!! Apparently this one is similar to one that made the rounds a while ago, but I must have missed that one!

    One question - why do you hate tagging people - I think that it is a good way to some inter-blogging going!!

  2. I love memes, but I know a lot of people hate them. When I do memes on my family blog, I only tag people who I know don't mind doing them. In the book blogging world, I never know who likes them and who hates them, so I feel bad just choosing people at random. Of course, every book blogger I've tagged has been wonderful about doing it, so I don't know what I'm afraid of :) It is a good way to encourage interaction between all of us bloggers, so thanks for tagging me!


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