Awhile ago, I signed up to be a ‘weekly geek‘, and take on the challenges put forth on Dewey’s blog. Alas, thus far I have sucked at it. I find that given a subject to write on, I kinda freeze and succumb to writer’s block, which is why I quit my brief stint at a mommy blog that I briefly contributed to quite awhile ago.
Anyway, the prompt this week was pictures, and since it’s mostly book folks participating, it seemed like a good idea to post a picture of a book. However, I’ve already posted pictures of the books around here, twice actually. So I’ve been mulling it over.
Here’s the picture
(Chrissy, I finally found a place to buy Bit-O-Honey around here…Ace Hardware of all places. Yay!)
(Heidi, your postcard is in the picture because it is serving the honor of being my bookmark, and I thought it and the candy livened up the photo more than a picture of a book would.)
I’m supposed to also link to another participant in the Weekly Geek theme, and I chose Debra Durham’s Reading Animals, because I was fascinated by her project, and she took cute pictures to boot.
And here’s the meme:
The nearest book is the one I’m currently reading, My Sister, Guard Your Veil; My Brother, Guard Your Eyes, edited by Lila Azam Zanganeh. I’m enjoying it quite a bit, and most of the essays are much more scholarly than anything I’ve read in quite awhile. It is a collection of essays, written by Iranian authors. Page 123 is in the middle of an essay titled Tehran Underground, by Salar Abdoh.
The Page 123 Rules
- Pick up the nearest book
- Open it to page 123
- Find the fifth sentence.
- Post in your blog the next three sentences after that fifth one you have identified (that is to say sentences 6, 7 and 8.)
- Tag five or more people, And acknowledge the person who tagged you.
From Tehran Underground, by Salar Amdoh
Then he opened a door and I understood.
Some nifty entrepreneur had created a replica of a Western-style bar in his house. The bar space itself wasn’t very big, but it was surprisingly complete.
I’m only on page 74 of the book right now, in a different essay completely, so I don’t know the full context yet. A few essays have mentioned the Iranian party scene, which is underground and forbidden, but also quite wild. The sentences before these were better, but oh well. Gotta follow them rules, I suppose.
Thanks Crum and Dewey! I wasn’t sure what I was going to post about today.
UPDATE: I just realized that I forgot to tag anyone!Â And you thought you were getting off easy. Â I hereby tag:
*Extra credit to anyone not living in my house that knows where I got this title…