Wednesday, April 9, 2008

Book Tag

I was tagged with a book tag by my sister-in-law, Chelsea. Here are the rules:
1. Grab the nearest book (at least 123 pages)
2. Turn to page 123.
3. Find the 5th sentence.
4. Post said sentence on your blog.
5. Tag five people.

I cheated a little here - this was not the nearest book, but it is the book I am reading right now. I am currently reading Three Cups of Tea by Greg Mortenson and David Oliver Relin. It was recommended to my by my sister, Angela. I'm enjoying it so far. I had plenty of time to read it in the ER this past weekend and now I feel like I really know all the characters and that we've shared a bonding experience since they got me through 26 hours of stressful tedium.

Anyway, here's your sentence: "And I wanted these people to feel like it wasn't just me, that there were a bunch of other Americans back home concerned about helping them."

I think that sentence gives you a good idea of the essence of the book. It's all about this man trying to build schools and other helpful things in Pakistan just because he saw a need there. Very interesting and slightly historical, although not in a boring way. Beautiful descriptions of the mountains, too.

I'll tag Angela, Ruth, Jessica, Shanae, and Graffiti.

Thanks for the distraction, Chelsea


Jessica said...

I have heard about 3 cups of tea for several years now. One of these days I should read it....

chelsea said...

You are so speedy with the tag, thanks! I too want to read that book, it sounds so good. Maybe I'll save it for when I'm in the hospital this fall!

Rebecca said...

that book is also on my to-read list! Glad to keep hearing recommendations for it. I'll get to it someday.

angela michelle said...

Chelsea--your copy of the book is actually IN THE MAIL! Yes, I went to ups!