20 October 2007

Book meme

You're right, Linwe, this is funny :)

1. Take five books from your bookshelf
2. Book #1 - first sentence
3. Book #2 - last sentence on page fifty
4. Book #3 - second sentence on page hundred
5. Book #4 - second to last sentence on page one hundred fifty
6. Book #6 - last sentence of the book
7. Make the five sentences into a paragraph

The books I picked (taken at random from my shelf, so I have three different languages, haha)
1. Stad in de Storm, by Thea Beckman. In Dutch.
2. Gunnlaugs saga ormstungu. In Icelandic
3. The Mark of the Horse Lord, by Rosemary Sutcliff
4. Journey to the Centre of the Earth, by Jules Verne
5. The Ultimate Hitchhiker's Guide, by Douglas Adams

My paragraph:

Sedert de vroege ochtend luiden de klokken van de Domtoren. Um vorið bað Gunnlaugur konunginn sér orlofs til brottferðar. The other glanced round at him, surprised, but not suspicious. I tried to turn my thoughts to things on the surface of the earth, but I was hard put to it to succeed. He put on a little light music instead.

Almost makes my ninjas sound normal.

Also, the, erm, chemistry olympiad actually went quite well... I made it to round two. In fact I'm one of the best in the country...
However, it appears that I did not beat the nerd guy anyway - he beat me. And I can't have that. After NaNo, I'm going to teach myself everything there is to know about chemistry. It'd be awesome to get to the final, but more importantly I have to beat the nerd.
*whips out periodic table* This. Means. War.


Gabriele C. said...

Hey, you're the descendant of Batavians and Vikings, you can beat anyone. :)

Linwe said...

lol so this is more about beating the nerd than chemistry in itself right? ;)
But I'm sure you'll do well:)

Celedë Anthaas said...

Linwe, yes it's personal. This'll be the first and last time that guy has beaten me!
The test itself is going to be difficult. It's this winter, and to be able to answer everything you need to learn this school year's entire chemistry curriculum. So I'll need to work ahead a lot.

Gabriele, do you mean that I should swim across a river wearing one of those Hollywood Viking helmets, and then attack the nerd with... sulphuric acid? Lol. Good idea for NaNo07 though.

Solved the riddle yet? :)