Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Bookworm Award - You Don't Know Jack

My wife tagged me with a Bookworm Award where you do the following:

Open the closest book to you, not your favorite or most intellectual book, but the book closest to you at the moment, to page 56. Write out the fifth sentence, as well as two to five sentences following there.

I'm not a big book reader, I tried to read classics for a while and made some headway but as work and life got busy I kinda dropped it. Maybe I'll take it up again. I happen to be sitting next to a bookcase so the closest book ended up being The Yukon Writings of Jack London. I like London's writing and how he would use animals as a metaphor for the human spirit. Page 56 is from the story The Call of the Wild.

"Love, genuine passionate love, was his for the first time. This he had never experienced at Judge Miller's down in the sun-kissed Santa Clara Valley. With the Judge's son, hunting and tramping, it had been a working partnership; with the Judge's grandsons, a sort of pompous guardianship; and with the Judge himself, a stately and dignified friendship."

Jack London always makes dogs and wolves sound so cool. This book also came with White Fang and a series of short stories that were very good as well. Thank you for the award Bunny!


Jeannie said...

Thanks for answering the question. I think you should read again. Please, I keep telling you to borrow the Kindle. I don't have time to devote to leisure reading until the end of my class anyway.

P.S. On your Borders list that you made today, did you put down any books? I'd be shocked if you did. :D

Jeannie said...

P.P.S. I love Jack London because he really captured the great outdoors. Plus, it was nice that it was "our" great outdoors- sans buildings and cars and all that stuff.

Arsenette said...

Interesting concept :) Now I'm staring around my room to find a book.. it's a mess and my library is in the living room :p

Mr. Mike said...

Look forward to seeing what book you turn up!