Saturday, February 9, 2008


Swen ~ Karen

Both have tagged me for this little meme, ‘Open Book'. These were the instructions:

1. Pick up the nearest book.
2. Open it at page 123.
3. Find the fifth sentence/ phrase.
4. Blog the next four sentences/ phrases together with these instructions.
5. Don't you dare dig your shelves for that very special or intellectual book.
6. Pass it forward to six friends

My problem though, is I haven’t read very much of anything in a while. My wife on the other hand is a different story. Elizabeth is an avid reader and has probably read half the library.

It is just my luck then, that the nearest book to where I am sitting is the one she has just finished. This has turned out to be not just any book. This book is the latest book written by Ken Follett, the internationally acclaimed “World Without End.”

“World Without End,” is the sequel written 18 years later to the classic “Pillars of the Earth”. The books are English fictional history.

This one is penned in about the 14th century, that alone helps set the stage for some very exciting reading. Some of the things one can expect to find in the novel are cathedrals and monks, kings, knights, love and war, many memorable characters and who can forget the time of the great plague, which wiped out almost half the population of Europe.

This book too will become a classic, ~ it is a masterpiece.

Sentences 6-9 on page 123:

At the end of a rope,” he said. “Same way I brought the cow in.”
“Ah, but you didn’t have to get the cow past me and these people.”
Gwenda’s heart leaped with hope.

These are my tag victims:

Virtual Journey
New North
The Ancient one
Augs Casa

Good Luck.



Rositta said...

This meme is really making the rounds, I got tagged too. I like Ken Follet and haven't read that book. I guess a trip to the Library is in order...ciao

Eric Valentine said...

Thank you for the visit Rosita, believe me you will not be disappointed.

Enjoy. :)

Karen Bastille said...

Great passage, Eric.
I finished that book a little while ago and I remember that part.

newnorth said...

I haven't read that one. Sounds interesting enough just to figure out what's happening :)

Eric Valentine said...

Hi Karen, it sure is a good read Elizabeth says, I can't believe she read that many pages that quickly. :)

Eric Valentine said...

Hi Newnorth, it is a gem of a book, lots of pages, but worth the read though. :)

Julie at Virtual Voyage said...

Eric, as chance would have it, the closest book which wasn't an Ikea catalogue had a description of Chartwell on that page - so I'm going to sit on the meme until I've had chance to call over and update my photos - it's a short drive from our supermarket!

zirelda said...

Thank you Eric, how fun. :) Elizabeth reads good books. I haven't read Ken Follet in a long time.

You got a classic. I got a menu. !

Eric Valentine said...

No problem Julie, I look forward to seeing your post when ready.. have a good day.. :)

Eric Valentine said...

Glad you enjoyed the exercise and the menu Zirelda LOL

"Pillers of the Earth" the other classic, is also a good one to read by Ken Follett.

Have great day, keep blogging! :)

Leon said...

OK Eric, I'll be nice about it this time. ;~D Actually, this one was fun compared to some of the memes I have been tagged with (and to which I have not responded). Have a wonderful day!

Eric Valentine said...

Thank you so much Leon, I knew you like books too.

I think you and I along with others, do have lots of fun ocassions.

You are a very fun person to be around my friend. :)

Have a great day & keep that camera handy. :-)

Monique said...

Sounds an interesting read. Might try and find it.

swenglishexpat said...

Eric- it is an intriguing passage. Makes you wonder what the context is. :-)

Margie said...

It's a great book, Eric!
I have read it!

Hope you are having a great weekend!


Eric Valentine said...

Hello Monique, thanks for the visit & yes it is a very worthwhile book.

You should be able to find it in your library? Have a good day. :)

Eric Valentine said...

Read the book Swen! LOL

It is only just out, but I am sure it can peek your interest my friend. :)

Eric Valentine said...

Hi Margie, good to see you, no need to ask if you liked the book :)

The weather here right now really belongs in Colorado! ~ Very very cold, extremely high winds and snow too high to feel comfortable, blowing all over the place ~ We are staying home today. :)

samrina said...

Sound interesting... taking this tag Eric :)

See you around.

Take care

Eric Valentine said...

Hi Samrina, thanks for going along with it my friend. Have a great day.. :)