Monday, 24 November 2008


Emmie (Emmas Dilemmas & Great Expectations) has bestowed this award on me, how kind is she?  Thankyou Emmie. x

Now there's rules with it

Rules: Pass it on to five other bloggers, and tell them to open the nearest book to page 46. Write out the fifth sentence on that page, and also the next two to five sentences. The closest book, not the coolest, or the one you think will sound the best. THE CLOSEST

The closest book to me at the moment is 'The Boy in Striped Pyjamas' by John Boyne, so here's the sentences from page 46.

'Yes, Father,' said Bruno.
'You were a help to your mother and sister in closing the house?'
'Yes, Father, said Bruno.
'Then I'm, proud of you,' said Father approvingly. 'Sit down, boy.'
He indicated a wide armchair facing his desk and Bruno clambered onto it, his feet not quite touching the floor, while Father returned to his seat behind the destkand stared at him. They didn't say anything to each other for a moment, and then finally Father broke the silence.
'So?' he asked.  'What do you think?'
'What do I think?' asked Bruno. 'What do I think of what?'
'Of your new home. Do you like it?'

I decided to read this book when we returned from Krakow and our visit to Auschwitz and Berkenhau, as that is where the book is set.

Now I have to pass it on to five bloggers.   No pressure, do it if the mood takes you.

Julia (A Piece of My Mind)
Laney (Liebfraumilch and Lipstick)
Linda (Are We There Yet?)
Cloudia (Comfort Spiral)
Anndi (Transition)


CG said...

Great award! The book is one i keep meaning to read..

G-Man said...

Very strange instructions Ake...
Sounds like deciphering some secret code...Have a Great Week!

buffalodick said...

Congrats! Thanks for not tagging me! HeeHee...

Daryl said...

Amazing .. this book was made into a movie and its opening here soon...


storyteller said...

Seems like a variation on a meme theme that made the rounds a while back … with a ‘sexy’ twist ;--)
Hugs and blessings,

Travis said...

Wasn't this book made into a movie? I thought I saw something about that recently.

Linda said...

Oh fun! Thank you for the award and the tag - I think this will be an easy one!

At least I hope so!

Dr.John said...

It looks like a good book top read. Thanks for the recommendation.

Anndi said...

I am totally doing this!! Thanks!

Anonymous said...

Congrats on the award - seems like a fitting one given your own writing.

Julia Smith said...

Cool, Akelamalu - I love book memes. I'll do this one on Friday.

I love how these very brief excerpts still give a clear sense of the writer's voice.

cheshire wife said...

Now you have given me a taste of the book I think that I shall have to read it!

Cloudia said...

aloha & Big Thanks for choosing me . . . sure wish I could play but Mum is calling me inside ;-)
You ARE quite something Ake!
Warmly, Cloudia

Daisy said...

Ooh, that book sounds very interesting- I've got to do this meme too, thanks for the inspiration!

Just a Plane Ride Away said...

Ah, another one for the to-read shelf. Thanks for mentioning this one.

Ron said...

Hey Congratulations on a VERY cool award, you sexy bookworm!

You've got me curious about this book, because of where you said it's set.

I will look for it!

Thanks for sharing, dear lady!

Eel Wind said...

hoho..reading is sexy. very sexy. a bit over..but i like it. haha.

Lu' said...

Are you enjoying the book?

Akelamalu said...

The book is very poignant CG.

Really G-man, I thought they were clear. :0

I know you don't like tags Buff ((wink))

Yes I've read it's been made into a movie, let me know if you see it Daryl

Mmmmm I think I remember seeing a similar meme too Storyteller

Yes Trav, Daryl says it's showing near her soon.

Oh it's very easy Linda, which is why I did it! ;)

It is a good read Dr. John, even though it's sad.

Thanks for playing along Anndi x

What a lovely thing to say, thank you Citizen x

I know you like memes Julia, which is why I tagged you. x

Oh do let me know what you think if you read it Cheshire Wife

Don't worry Cloudia, its optional. x

Ah another one to play along, thanks Daisy x

I hope you like it too JAPRA

OH do see if you can find it Ron it is a must read.

Glad you agree about reading Eelwind

I finished the book Lu. I think enjoy is not perhaps the right emotion to feel about the book, it was a good read.

Emmie said...

:o) ahh so glad you like the award! it suits you well! x

acey said...

thata's such a cool award, ake! the pinup girl in the pic is so cute! :)

Akelamalu said...

You're very kind Emmie, thankyou. x

I thought it was cute too Acey :)

quilly said...

It's a small world. Google suggested a blog I might like to read ... YOURS! LOL. Google was right. I like this meme, I am going to put it in my "Stumped & need to post" idea file.

Jo Beaufoix said...

I did this one. I like it. Have you finished that book? I'm kind of avoiding it as I know it will be pretty traumatic. I'd love to know what you think.

Akelamalu said...

Google said that about my blog Quilly? I'm amazed! LOL

I did finish the book Jo and yes it is traumatic at the end but worth reading.

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