I’ve been tagged by fellow Asheville freelancer Marty Weil…
Per the Meme 161 rules, my task is to open the book I’m reading to page 161 and share the 6th sentence. Then, I tag five more bloggers to continue the Meme.
I will take this as an opportunity to share my latest find: Terry Pratchett. (I know I’m late to the party. Well, not too late, since I am already a fan of his collaboration with Neil Gaiman, the charming and very funny Good Omens.)
I read Cory Doctorow’s rave post on BoingBoing about Pratchett’s latest, Making Money. Am I to resist a book called an “economic comedy”???? It looked so good I had to get a Pratchett of very my own, so I did.
I started, as Doctorow recommended, with Going Postal. Which is, I suppose, a postal comedy. With a golem. Named Mr. Pump.
From the book:
“A lot of the very old ones have. Tell me, what do you want them to do?” said the woman.
Well, not a very exciting quote, sad to say. But a funny book I am enjoying very much.
And since I am a COLLEGE STUDENT, I have more joy for you.
From the other books I am reading:
Or maybe the Koreans and the Chinese making cars together.
– William Grieder’s critique of global capitalism, One World, Ready Or Not
But this time you’ll carry your own will through, uh?
– Henrik Ibsen, An Enemy of the People, Four Major Plays Vol. II
Fortunately for all of you, Soren Kierkegaard’s The Present Age is less than 161 pages long.
(I’m not a tagger, but please feel free to adopt this meme on your own blog, or leave a comment…)