Saturday, May 19, 2007

Tag'd

This post is being inflicted on you because I got tagged by Corn-Knee. Just to make it clear that whatever happens henceforth is not my fault.

So, apparently this arcane ritual has two steps. First, I'm supposed to pass the disease on to five others. Muahahahaha. I choose Kitkat, Another Brick In The Wall, Red, New Age Scheherazade and Raghu. Muahahahaha.

Secondly, I have to type out the last paragraph on page 123 of the book that I'm reading, which is not, as some people have insinuated, the latest lurid Mills and Boon. Here goes...

"There was a side door to the house, and she opened this and peered out into the yard. The paw-paw trees had incipient fruit upon them, which would be ready in a month or so. There were one or two other plants, shrubs that had wilted in the heat but which had the dogged determination of indigenous Botswana vegetation. These would survive even if never watered; they would cling on in the dry ground, making the most of what little moisture they could draw from the soil, tenacious because they lived here in this dry country, and had always lived here. Mma Ramotswe had once described the traditional plants of Botswana as loyal and yes, that was right, thought Mma Makutsi, that is what they are - our old friends, our fellow survivors in this brown land that I love and love so much. Not that she thought about that love very often, but it was there, as it was there in the hearts of all Batswana. And that was surely what most people wanted, at the end of the day; to live on the land that they love, and nowhere else; to be where their people had been before them, as long as anybody could remember."
- Alexander McCall Smith, The Full Cupboard of Life.

I love how he writes, he makes me smile. And all you people playing the tagging game, have you given a thought to copyright violations?

12 comments:

Anonymous said...

ohhhh....thank god for birthday money which made us go to midland and then discover mr alexander mcall smith.....sigh those were the days my friends we thought they'll never end!!!!

heh? ok said...

@ anon
i know, lucky you picked up the first book. i never get tired of these.

another brick in the wall said...

dont tell me u expect me 2 do the needful :P

heh? ok said...

@ brick
i did the needful, didn't i? why shouldn't you?

another brick in the wall said...

kya senti maarti hai be :P

raghu said...

i had done that 3 things tag on u tooo.. u do dat n ill do this :S

ninkita said...

yes , indeed, this shall be done.. problem is.. which of the four books i'm currently reading should i quote??

ninkita said...

ps: one of the four IS a lurid MB
:P

new age scheherazade said...

yay..you like mc call smith? i just love mma ramotswe. she reminds me of mrs pollifax...they never stock the pollifax books anymore. sigh.

new age scheherazade said...

and i got tagged? wha?
anyway, the jokes on the unsuspecting public...I'm reading Scott's Rob Roy now!
heehahahaha.

heh? ok said...

@ new age scheherazade
and you tagged me back. sigh.

new age scheherazade said...

i din't i didn't.