Sunday, February 3, 2008


Billie tagged me with the book meme, so I figured I may as well get on with proliferating it. It's the p. 123 meme, the one where you pick up the nearest book of more than 123 pages, flip to page 123, jump over the first five sentences, and then post the next three. My selection:

Where'd they come from, sir?
Those things aren't wild out here, are they?
No, not wild.

This comes from Pride of Baghdad, a graphic novella based on a true story about a pride of lions freed from the Baghdad zoo on the first night of the air strikes in 2003. I borrowed it yesterday and then read it this morning before everyone (other than Is.) was awake. It was written by Brian Vaughn (Y: The Last Man and Ex Machina) and drawn by Niko Henrichon, and the build-up and presentation are terrific, right in line with Vaughn's other stuff.

The last piece of the meme requires that I tag five others (chain-letter style, the last person to break the meme, so I hear, spontaneously combusted). Because I'm curious what they're reading these days, let me try Tricia, Brian, Julie, Jeff, and Malcolm.

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DONE, finally...

Posted by: JM at February 10, 2008 9:15 AM

Finally! I can see why it took so long, considering you went ahead and typed *five* sentences.

Posted by: Derek at February 12, 2008 10:10 PM