Agh! I've never done one of these! Thank you very much Ayak! Yes you may well read a bit of blank look in that phrase. So I looked up "meme" and got some very interesting definitions. The best one seems to be here, I think.
Ayak's blog is called Turkish Delight and it really is a delight.
So. The object of this meme is: First, you pick up the book nearest to you...turn to page 161 and copy out the 5th sentence.
In my case that would be, "I can't remember is if it was then or later on that he explained the colours under which he was sailing, 'I tried the Irish Guards,' he said, sadly, 'but they wouldn't take me because of health."
That was by Patrick Leigh Fermor from the book Words of Mercury
Patrick Leigh-Fermor was only 18 when he set off on foot from Holland in December of 1933, to make his way to Constantinople. What happened during that trip influence how he would choose to live the rest of his life.
This book is filled with bites of marvelous places, fascinating people and wonderful experiences, it's a great book to pick up if you only have a short time to read or are interrupted frequently.. It's divided up into five sections: Travel, Greece, People, Books and Flotsam. (which actually is sort of how I describe my own life!) In each section there are three to twelve page morsels of reading to flavor your life. It makes you want to read more of his books.
In the end, though, it gives you a great desire to visit the places and find the people to make your own amazing experiences.. It includes excerpts from books, letters and journalistic essays written over Leigh-Fermor's lifetime. I really enjoy this book, as much in the re-reading, as the first time I read it a couple of years ago when I picked it up in Athens airport.
Now comes the "good part" I get to pick 5 blogs and see what book they have to hand... so here goes:
I pick Miss Footloose at Life in the Expat Lane
Cheryl at Rice, beans & pastichio
She at She means well, but...
Helena at Helena Halme
and finally Vic at What were you thinking? (who just managed to link homework, Sumeria and kittens into a coherent post!)
I'm sorry to do this to you all, but I am interested!