Book Meme

Katybug at Watercooler Wisdom tagged me for this fun book meme. She’s changed the rules ever so slightly and I’m going to play along.

1. Grab the book you are currently reading and turn to p. 123
2. Go to the 5th sentence
3. Post the next 3 sentences
4. Tell the name of the book and author
5. Tag 5 others

So here I go:

Had the news of the Guise attack reached them? They bowed, hats in hand.


The book I’m currently reading is Written on Silk by Linda Lee Chaikin. It’s the second in the Silk House series and what a fabulous series it is. The main character of the series, Rachelle, is a dressmaker who has been commanded to Catherine d’Medici’s court to make dresses for the Princess Marguerite. But Rachelle is a Huguenot and Catherine is plotting with the Guise brothers in the beginnings of the French inquisition.

I’m thoroughly enjoying the series. There’s intrigue, suspense, murder, romance and quite a bit of history. Good stuff, Maynard.


The original rules of this meme say to grab the book closest to you so I’m going to do that, too.

The Old Testament philosopher would have no idea how decadent and ridiculous the trash would have gotten 2,500 years later, but he could have related well to U2’s interaction with it. He could have found only empathy with the band’s interrogation of the meaninglessness of the horizontal and its constant probing for something else – the search for hope that might be found above the sun to make sense of all the nonsense below it. As U2 went for a ride along the surface of things, Bono confessed that his heart was where it has always been, but his head was caught in between.

The book is Walk On – the Spiritual Journey of U2. Todd’s been reading it and from what I understand from him and others, it’s very good. Very interesting.


I’m not going to tag anyone, but please feel free to do this fun meme if you haven’t already. Just be sure to let me know you did it!


  1. KATE on February 28, 2008 at 12:42 am

    How fun!

  2. Becky on February 28, 2008 at 1:35 am

    I LOVED that book. I’m in between two books right now…re-reading an old favorite, and then reading the 3rd in that Silk House series.Great meme. The book about U2 sounds interesting, too. I’d be interested to hear your ‘take’ on it when you’re done.

  3. Gretchen on February 28, 2008 at 2:02 am

    Both of those books look like dandy ideas for reading to me. I’m reading Buechner right now. Never have read him before but I’ve heard good things. I can’t wait to see The Other Boleyn Girl when it comes out. I know, I know–it won’t be as good as the book, but I’m glad they have such good actresses in the roles of Mary and Anne. Can’t wait!

  4. The Daily "B" on February 28, 2008 at 1:17 pm

    I’ve never read the Silk Series, the cover looks so great.

  5. Katybug on February 28, 2008 at 2:02 pm

    Oooooh, that U2 book looks great! So glad you enjoyed the…what? What’s a meme????

  6. SweetAnnee on February 28, 2008 at 9:26 pm

    so many books, so little timeI just LOVE to read!!Hope all is well with you.hugs..Deena

  7. Shauna on February 29, 2008 at 12:09 pm

    Oooh, I have books 2 & 3 waiting to be read. I’m actually debating waiting until the release of book number 4 before I continue the series. Her books are so intense and I’m not sure I want to get to a critical part in the story and be left hanging for months. 🙂

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