Friday, November 14, 2008

I Got Tagged!

Kentucky Woman, over at "Little Drops...." tagged me with a bookworm tag. Me....bookworm? Anyone who knows me knows that I'm seldom, if ever, without a book in reach. I love books. All books. Any genre. I'm sure I single handedly keep several publishers in business. So this "tag" is particularly appropriate for me. Here are the rules:

Pass the tag on to five other bloggers, and tell them to open the nearest book to page 56. Write out the fifth sentence on that page, and also the next two to five sentences. Remind them to use the CLOSEST BOOK, NOT YOUR FAVORITE, OR MOST INTELLECTUAL!

Here's my tag reply:

"The Marines had annually practiced seizing houses in exercises called MOUT, or Military Operations in Urban Terrain, and they knew Fallujah. Unmanned Aerial Vehicles with video cameras had flown hundreds of missions, plotting the lairs of the insurgents by watching as bodies were dumped out of cars, and then following the cars back to houses that were marked on detailed maps.

'We rehearsed our squeegee tactic over and over.' Lt. Col. Pat Malay, commanding an assault battalion, said."

From the book "The Strongest Tribe" by Bing West.

So, now I'm supposed to tag 5 other Bloggers. So I'll tag:

Sevillalost at Effective Transitional Lift.

GI Kate at My American-Iraq Life.

Jake at Jake's Life.

Cassandra at Villainous Company.


Airman Mom at, well, Airman Mom.

Let's see what they're reading......


Ky Woman said...

Now, how in the world did I ever guess that you were a voracious reader?

ahhh, must be that "great minds think alike"....

Sevillalost said...

I'll put mine here.

"I think--" he said, still gazin gat his painting, and stammering a little, "I think--I wasn't a fool, after all. I think it's at least better than anything I've done so far. Jo..." He turned to her abruptly. "I have such amazing visions of your hair. Are you afraid of snakes?"

From "The Gorgon in the Cupboard" by Patricia A. McKillip. It's a short story in the _To Weave a Web of Magic_ collection.