September 24, 2009

Two Awards And A Tag.

I must thank two lovely ladies that so kindly showed their appreciation of this place by granting me two lovely awards.

The first one I received from the very kind and gentle Sprinkles and it is just so cute. "You are so special" award seems to be as cute as it is colourful.

The second one came from my young and hip friend MelRoXx. Entitled "Bookworm Award", it seems to fit me well as I love books.

Thank you ladies. I find it always so surprising and equally exciting each time any of you think I deserve such an attention.

On the same note, I have also been tagged by the very talented gaelikaa with an interesting book tag. I am suppose to list the fifth sentence on page 161 of the the book that is nearest to me.

Lets see; I am sitting in my red sofa and the books that are nearest to me are right behind me on a book shelf. As they are all in the same proximity, I guess I will follow the numbering in the tag and chose the fifth book in first the row.

This book is entitled "The Celestine Prophecy" and is written by James Redfield. It is one of my favorite books and I am sure most of you are familiar with it, as it was a best seller in the mid 90's. When I read it in my mid twenties, it was full of revelations that clarified a deeper meaning of life for me.
The book is written as an adventure story, but describes the perception of a more spiritual world, forcing us to focus on the eluding question dealing with the meaning behind our existence, in an unusually optimistic way. One can take from it as much as one pleases, believing in the thoughts presented within the pages or dismissing them as New Age hype; still it is a well written book and the adventurous plot is very enjoyable.

The fifth sentence on page 161 reads:

"Anxious thoughts filled my mind."

Short, but a somewhat ominous sentence I must say.There you have it. Anyone who would like to do this tag, please as always, be my guests.

8 comments :

Gal Friday said...

More awards for you--Congrats, Ms. Protege! :-) The cute pup in the first award caught my eye and I like the sound of a "bookworm" award.

While I have heard of the book, "The Celestine Prophecy", I have never read it, being that I am a much more superficial person than you, I guess. I tend to boringly go for straightforward fiction.

I can't help but notice that most of the books arranged in the bookcase you show are blue. Lots of astronomy books there, perhaps? ;-)

I think I might take up your "tag" and do it myself on my own blog, too.

MelRoXx said...

I need to get that book you were talking about!

Sandi McBride said...

I couldn't wait to drag my copy off the bookshelf to see if we matched lol...not that I don't trust printers, you know! Congratulations on your awards!
Sandi

Helen McGinn said...

I LOVE The Celestine Prophecy. I read it many years ago, at just the right time; these things have a habit of coming at you just when you need them, don't they? I would go so far as to say it led me to where I am today. Just that little extra understanding about people, how they act or react in the way that they do, the energy stealers, the givers etc. Wonderful. You made me smile, thinking of it.

Claus said...

Anxious thoughts always seem to fill our minds as we grow older, don't you think? Interesting quote, though I have never heard of the book! Probably because in the mid 90's I was both working full time, and immerse in University, leaving absolutely no time for pleasure reading. I'm curious though, and will check at my local bookstore if it's still around. Must buy another book, since I'm out of them and I have the book-bug. While I get one - most probably Dan Brown's Lost Symbol - I have found great pleasure in Audio Books! Have listened to books I never heard of, from authors that seem to be popular and a must in English speaking countries, such as Oscar Wilde.

Brian Miller said...

congrats on the awards!

that is an ominous sentence, but one i have felt many times...

Jill said...

Congrats on these lovely awards and I do so like the book you are reading!!!

Protege said...

=Tina,
thank yo so much.;)
Yes, most of the book in the library are blue.;)
If you get a chance to read the book, you should, I think yo might enjoy it.;)
In any case I hope you are having a great Friday.;)xo

=MelRoXx,
yes, try to see if you can get a hold of a copy.;) And thank you again for the award.;)) xo

=Sandi,
yes, I completely get that, I would do the same!;)) I hope that I got the right sentence, I was doing the counting late at night by candlelight.;))
Thank you for stopping by.;)

=Helen,
thank you, that was such a kind comment and so right you are! Books are an insight into the world around us offering at all times knowledge, consolation, comfort and joy. There is nothing that can replace a book.
Thank you so much for stopping by.;)
xo

=Claudia,
so true, I think anxious thoughts are filling my mind quite often these days...
I agree with the your selection in books, I too would like to read Dan Browns new novel.;) I have never tried audio books, but I love being read to, so I guess that would be a great idea.
Hope your Friday is lovely.;) xo

=Brian,
thank you.;) Yes, I think we can all identify with the sentiment in the sentence.,)

=Jill,
thank you so much, always happy when you stop by.;))