Tuesday, November 11, 2008

My Entry for the Proud Bookworm Award

Last week I was nominated for the Proud Bookworm award by poetica. Her blog is filled with beautiful poems and music. Thank you again and I proudly accept my award.

So, here is how the award works:

Pass it on to five other bloggers, and tell them to open the nearest book to page 46. Write out the fifth sentence on that page, and also the next two to five sentences...The CLOSEST BOOK, NOT YOUR FAVORITE, OR MOST INTELLECTUAL!!"

Well, the nearest book to me turned out to be Lolita by Vladimir Nabokov. The back cover describes the book as: Lolita by Vladimir Nabokov's most famous and controversial novel, which tells the story of the aging Humbert. Humbert's obsessive, devouring, and doomed passion for the nymphet Dolores Haze.

I read this book years ago and for the record was very disturbed by it. I am pretty sure I didn't bring myself to finishing it.

Pg.46...hmmmm...where are you P.46?....oh there you are


She had been spiteful, if you please, at the age of one, when she used to throw her toys out of her crib so that her poor mother should keep picking them up, the villainous infant! Now at twelve, she was a regular pest, said Haze. All she wanted from life was to be one day a strutting and prancing baton twirler or a jitterbug. Her grades were poor, but she was better adjusted in her new school than in Pisky (Pisky was the Haze home town in the Middle West.)

I will pass the love on by nominating these four Bookwormers.....

Fancy Schmancy
It Is What It Is Sometimes
The Rest Is Still Unwritten
It's All About Me


Fancy Schmancy said...

Thanks for the tag, I'll check it out later. For the record, I HATED Lolita. I read it all the way through because it was an assignment, and I was the only one in the class that was not sympathetic to either character. Disturbing is putting it mildly!

Poetica said...

Thanks for the kind words =)

La Belette Rouge said...

I read Lolita many-many-many years ago. Yikes! But, I remember loving it at the time. Now, I fear it would be a little more disturbing than it was in that initial reading.

Congrats on the well deserved award!

Marissa said...

Such a fun tag! Thank you! I am definitely a bookworm, so this will be a fun one! :-)

Fancy Schmancy said...

Okay, I did it. I'm off to check your archives!