Jan. 25th, 2009

book meme

Jan. 25th, 2009 09:55 am
rodneyscat: (maggie loves reading)
1. Grab the nearest book.
2. Open the book to page 56.
3. Find the fifth sentence.
4. Post the text of the next seven sentences in your journal along with these instructions.
5. Don't dig for your favorite book, the cool book, or the intellectual one: pick the CLOSEST.

Dit kind zal u meer dan zeven dochteren zijn. .... Wie zei dat ook weer? Maria India? Jarings Gonne?
Onder de toebereidselen voor de nachtrust speelt er voortdurend een glimlach om de lippen van Jaakje.

De zomer komt en Sil zet zijn plannen met het wier door.


Since hardly anyone on my list will understand these sentences (but those who can read will most probably know which one it is) I'll tell you something about the book.

It's a very worn one. I got it in 1986 from a colleague who was cleaning her attic and when she came across a couple of books she wasn't interested in anymore she asked me if I would like them, because she knows I have a thing for worn books that show their history. For some reason it doesn't have a date printed inside the book, but it does have a stamp from the bookstore that apparently also was a 'reading library'. The first page is used to stamp a return date, and the first date is February 11th 1949. The last dates are handwritten and don't include a year.

The spine is missing and it's had some water damage at some point, but I love the story, it's got illustrations by Anton Pieck, and I love that I got it from that colleague.

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