August 26th, 2006

newlips

Moving right along...

I'm doing pretty good with my goals for the weekend. In-between the various tasks, I have been reading the second book in Margaret Weis' Dragonvarld series. It really is different from much of her other writing. I like it a lot.

Now, I have begun Episode #9 for the Kendrick series of the Edge of Propinquity, called "Sins of the Brother." Here's the opening paragraph splat. It's rough, but it is there.

Brother Simon, as he was known only within the hidden confines of the monastery, felt the return of the peace of monastic life as he stripped himself of his mundane costume and slid into the simple robe of his order. He left his other clothing neatly folded in the coat room. Giving the pile of outer world clothing and effects a troubled glance, he realized his problem was not the fact that he was a man with two lives. It was the fact that he was no longer certain he could tell which one was the real one and which one was the sham.
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Book Meme

Tagged by nathan_fhtagn

Here is the game:
1. Grab the nearest book.
2. Open the book to page 123.
3. Find the fifth sentence.
4. Post the text of the next 4 sentences on your LJ along with these instructions.
5. Don't you dare dig for that "cool" or "intellectual" book in your closet! I know you were thinking about it! Just pick up whatever is closest.
6. Tag five people.

"... It was unusually dense. Within its naturally walled enclosure were three extraordinary stones, forming a seat with a back and footstool. And this thicket, so full of natural art, was in the immediate vicinity, within a few rods, of the dwelling of Madame Deluc, whose boys were in the habit of closely examining the shrubberies about them in a search of the bark of the sassafras. Would it be a wager - a wager of one thousand to one - that a day never passed over the heads of these boys without finding at least one of them ensconced in the umbrageous hall, and enthroned upon its natural throne? ..."

- The Mystery of Marie Roget, Selected Tales by Edgar Allan Poe

(Yes, pretentious and typically gothic as it may be, I am reading Poe. I had not read all of his stories before and thought I should. It's sitting on my desk in front of me. "The Dragon's Son" is across the room on the comfy chair.)

I tag: christophine, ivan23, s33k3r, unkyrich, and zaphres.