Friday, July 31, 2009

A Simple Book Tag

I've been tagged by Michela at Little Secrets from my Garden to do a book tag. What I have to do is:-

1. Pick up a book that is nearby

this wasn't hard as there is a box of books right next to the desk at the moment because we have cleared the upstairs bookcase and boxed up all the books whilst we are decorating; all I had to do was lift up a pair of curtains, a bedside lamp and a couple of poster rolls and fish out the first book I came to - it just happened to the this one:-

Colette - Looking Backwards - Recollections
translated by David Le Vay published by The Women's Press 1987

2. The next step is to turn to page 161
3. Count down to the 5th complete sentence
4. Then place the sentence on here:-

'If the petals, fallen at the foot of the trees, form an even carpet, there is a good chance of fruit and the Normandy landowners, when the orchards cease flowering, never fail to go to see if their apple trees have 'snowed' in a good circle round the trunks.'

The book is a collection of Colette's memories of her childhood, her escape from Paris in June 1940 and her recollections of occupied France - as the 'blurb' on the back of the book tells us it is:-

'a moving reflection of war, resistance and courage by one of the great creative writers of the century'

5. Then I have pass it on to 5 other bloggers.

I know quite a few of you who visit me and leave such lovely comments are book lovers so I'm not tagging anyone in particular I'm going to leave this one with you to take away and have a go if you want to.


  1. I'm not a fan of Colette really but this particular book does sound interesting so I shall see whether the library has a copy I can borrow to read. The sentence that you quoted is both descriptive and interesting.

  2. I did one of these last year. It is amazing what little snippet of information you can find out about a book by doing this. I really like the picture on the 'Colette' book cover.