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20 September 2012

International Book Week

In this post: Booking Through Thursday and Thursday Thirteen

Quick–what are you reading right now? Would you recommend it? What’s it about?

Pocket Finance by The Economist Books. Does it count? It's one of thousands of finance books out there; a "guide that outlines the complexities of financial concepts and practice through essays and alphabetized terms."

If you are in higher education, Southeast Asia region- finance, accounting, management sort of stuff, you might fancy it for side reading. Come to my nook and we'll discuss it over tea. Coffee if you like or martini. It's just that at work there's talk of gearing up subject content for business undergrads; things like the AEC (Asian Economic Community), etceterati. This is back-up just in case.

Thursday Thirteen: International Book Week


There's a bit of fun going on around FB in honor of international book week. Bookworms are invited to grab the closest book to them, turn to page 52, and post the 5th sentence as their status. I'm tweaking it for T13 today. Here are thirteen shortened 5th sentences from books littering my bed right now -

1 Capital adequacy. Pocket Finance, The Economist Books
2 I dare say the Colonel will leave her all his fortune. Emma, Jane Austen
3 People always thought he had been to Oxford or Cambridge. Eating People is Wrong, Malcolm Bradbury

4 She'd learned capital optimisation promiscuously. The Lazarus Vault, Tom Harper
5 They recite together the Veni creator spiritus. Ladies in Waiting, Anne Somerset
6 But the beastie vanished into the chestnut wood. Wuthering Bites, Sarah Gray
7 The objective is to have the clubface make contact with the ball slightly. Golf, Bernard Gallacher

8 Provencale style also inspired Sunday's choices. The Heart Garden, Sunday Reed
9 Choose a stockpot large enough. Postcards from Kitchens Abroad, Diane Holuigue
10 Kolniyatcsh message will drown any that may be uttered. And Even Now, Max Beerbohm

11 Her face was thin and fierce. Breaking Dawn, Stephenie Meyer
12 Robert nodded in agreement. Taste-Berry Tales, Bettie B. Youngs
13 Women in the cells at the other end tell Malachy he's gorgeous. Angela's Ashes, Frank McCourt

~ Happy Book Week to all book worms ~

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8 comments:

  1. Wow! Not what I expected, but with the right martini, it could work...lol

    Thanks for sharing, and here's MY THURSDAY MEMES POST

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  2. Ha! These are great lines! Thanks for sharing.

    http://otherworlddiner.blogspot.com/2012/09/chocolate-on-brain-13-interesting-facts.html

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  3. You've got a lot of books scattered about, eh? Same here! ;-) (All the finest people are surrounded by books, aren't they?) It's interesting how you've tweaked the meme, too. Well done!

    Happy TT!

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  4. Who could resist reading a post about books? I am currently reading a cozy mystery, THE LAST WORD, third in the "Books by the Bay" series by Ellery Adams. I featured a teaser from it Tuesday on my blog. Today's post? Recently Viewed

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  5. Books! Books! Thank heavens for books. I'd be a completely different person without them. Great lines. Well, off to read!

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  6. I wanted to say that I love your comment, "But with the right martini, it could work."

    So true.

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  7. I did a reading list this round as well. It's a good idea to sample. The book is as strong or as weak as its randomly chosen phrase.

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  8. I'm hooked on the 5th sentences. Thanks for sharing.

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