Monday, January 29, 2007

Bookworm: Meme


1. Grab the nearest book.
2. Open the book to page 123.
3. Find the fifth sentence.
4. Post the text of the next 3 sentences on your blog 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 5 people

Salem Falls by Jodi Picoult.
"Oh, you're tough, Jack. It takes a real man to beat up a guy as old as me...and to fuck a child."
Jack's hands twitched at his sides.

Nice. It sounds bad, but it isn't really. Here's the summary on the back cover:
A handsome stranger comes to the sleepy New England town of Salem Falls in hopes of burying his past: Once a teacher at a girls' prep school, Jack St. Bride was destroyed when a student's crush sparked a powder keg of accusation. Now, washing dishes for Addie Peabody at the Do-Or-Diner, he slips quietly into his new routine and Addie finds this unassuming man fitting easily inside her heart. But amid the rustic calm of Salem Falls, a quartet of teenage girls harbor dark secrets -- and they maliciously target Jack with a shattering allegation. Now, at the center of a modern-day witch hunt, Jack is forced once again to proclaim his innocence: to a town searching for answers, to a justice system where truth becomes a slippery concept written in shades of gray, and to the woman who has come to love him.

This is a book I've been reading for a few days and it's really good. Maybe I'm biased because I like all of Jodi Picoults books. She has also written My Sister's Keeper, Plain Truth (there is a Lifetime movie based on this one, starring Mariska Hargitay from Law & Order SVU), The Pact, and others. I suggest that you check one out.

Meme stolen from'm too lazy to link properly right now) I tag whoever wants to do it.

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