Okay, so the lovely and talented Salam tagged me today (funny how it makes you feel included). So, the instructions say grab the book closest to you. Unfortunately, that's my book for Arabic class and only has 104 pages. So, I have to give away my little secret. You'll understand in a minute.
Page 123, 5th sentence (+3)
The most recent and major renovations to the house had been commissioned by the third Duke of Raeburn, beginning in 1763. His contribution had been the addition of the east and west wings, and the central facade of the U-shaped house, done in the Palladian style. Great stone steps led up to massive Ionic columns that held up a carved pedimented entryway. The interior of the house was every bit as sumptous as its exterior.
(I assure you this is neither an architecture book nor a history one...)
Name: The Husband Trap
Author: Tracy Anne Warren
So now you know my secret. I'm a closet romance-novel a-holic. In fact, moving to Jordan has been quite costly for me as there aren't any libraries where I can check out romances and I typically read 4-5 a week. If anyone has a stash they want to share, I'd be happy to do book swaps!
So now, following the instructions, I have to tag three people... Hmm... Here goes. El 3atal (hahahaha), Samer (Jazarah), and Roba (And Far Away). Bam! Your turn... So here's the tag, you need to:
1- Grab the book closest to you.
2- Open to page 123, scroll down to the 5th sentence
3- Post the text of next 3 sentences on your blog
4- Name of the book and the author
5- Tag 3 People
While the tagging concept seems a tad too close to chain letters for my liking, I love this one, because it implies that we MUST be reading a book. So, I guess this is one more way to implement Lina's idea to "Get Caught Reading."
Now for a few final thoughts on the ICT Forum. I went to the Forum today mostly because El 3atal's cousin was speaking. I am so glad I did! I found the morning sessions today to be MUCH better than yesterday. More content and less fluff. The speakers were engaging. Her Royal Highness Princess Sumaya was absolutely eloquent. She was also passionate, dedicated, and humble (giving credit to her team , the hallmark of a great leader). I am now a huge fan... (and if you know her, you can tell her MommaBean said so, teehee). I also did speak to int@j about the coordination issues. I found out that they hired a firm to handle the registration and event coordination. I didn't get the firm's name, but will to make sure we never have such a poorly managed event. So, my initial impressions have given way to more lasting positive ones. I'd even attend again next year after the sessions today. I did miss the afternoon sessions. I think I was too focused on lunch and the networking opportunities therein. Ah, well. Oh, and I needed some time with the Beans, so I left a bit early. So, at any rate...
Tag... You're It!