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Day 58 February 27

In 5th line on February 27, 2009 at 4:02 pm

“No, just listen to it the right way.”~~The Dogs of Babel by Carolyn Parkhurst

Such a unique love story. The emotional saga of one man’s search for the truth is complicated knowing the only witness to her death was the couple’s dog.

Day 57 – February 26

In 5th line on February 27, 2009 at 3:25 am

“Frex was drawn to him; Frex was always drawn to intensity.”~~Wicked:The Life and Times of the Wicked Witch of the West by Gregory Maguire

WOW! Thoroughly enjoyable read!!

Day 56 February 25

In 5th line on February 25, 2009 at 5:04 pm

“She smiled no.”~~The Wanderers by Richard Price

Confused youth deal with life in the city during the 1960s.

Day 55 February 24

In 5th line on February 24, 2009 at 5:01 pm

“I’ve battled the white clan until the blood red sunset, their bones soon cleansed by the soul eaters…”~~from the poem, “A Desert Warrior’s Homage” in the anthology SuperElastic Traveling Sound Circus by G.C. Rosenquists

I read this collection of poetry for a book review site I write for. While most of the poems in the collection are deeply personal and predictible, several give a new spin on topics.

Day 54 February 23

In 5th line on February 23, 2009 at 3:33 pm

“As if I woke, not just from three days, but from a whole lifetime of sleep.”~~Suicide Blonde by Darcey Steinke

I’ve had this book on my shelf for about five years and I haven’t opened it yet. But I want to. And I will, now that things are reaching a normal pace again. The cover drew me in: a black and white photo of a girl on top of a bed, while she’s lighting a cigarette.

Day 53 February 22

In 5th line on February 22, 2009 at 10:45 pm

“They were in the throes of some kind of ritual of affection, adoration, or subjugation.”~~History Lesson for Girls by Aurelie Sheehan

Read this novel for a book review site I work for. Absolutely fell for this book’s storyline and characters! I couldn’t put it down.  A coming-of-age story with a female protagonist that keeps you guessing what will happen and makes you realize that nobody really knows what happens behind closed doors of other households in our neighborhood.

Also, this is the book that started this project for me. When my friend on Facebook listed this challenge, this was the closest book and I added it. So much fun!

Day 52 February 21

In 5th line on February 21, 2009 at 4:54 am

“She pinches the elastic edge and slides them down her legs, pulling one leg out of them, leaving them dangling from her other ankle.”~~from the short story “Sophie’s Smoke” by Mark Stuertz in The Best American Erotica 2000 edited by Susie Bright

Day 51 February 20

In 5th line on February 21, 2009 at 12:53 am

“Lesbia is beautiful – not only blessed with better looks than other girls, but dressed in the mystery she’s stolen from the rest.”~~from the poem “Many Think Quintia’s Beautiful” in Erotic Poems, edited by Peter Washington

Day 50 February 19

In 5th line on February 19, 2009 at 4:25 pm

“Many of tthe cows are mated to the bull that sold for $27,000 at the sale.”~~Tilden’s Centennial Journey

From the centennial book from my the town where my grandparents lived. I don’t think the farm I live on has a bull worth $27,000.

Day 49 February 18

In 5th line on February 18, 2009 at 10:47 pm

“Dostoyevsky quaked before beauty, claiming it to be an awful thing, an unfathomable riddle, where all contradictions exist side by side.”~~The Center of Things by Jenny McPhee

O Magazine calls this book “a smart novel of love, lust, and life’s miraculous randomness.” I admit that the book cover is what drew me in. Black background, a hint of pink script writing, a model posing on a bed of nothingness. I have to read it. And soon!