Monday, October 16, 2006

"Book Tag"

I actually got 'book-tagged' over on Yahoo 360, by my friend Missy

but I thought it would be fun to pass it on.

Here's the 'rules:

1. Grab the nearest book. If you are currently reading something, that'll be fine too.

2. Open the book to page 123.

3. Find the fifth sentence.

4. Post the text of the next 4 sentences on your Blog along with these  instructions.

5. Don't you dare dig for that "cool" or "intellectual" book in your closet  I know that is what you were thinking!

6. Tag 5 people

"Nine Months at Ground Zero" The Story of the Brotherhood of Workers Who Took on a Job like No Other by Glenn Stout,Charles Vitchers, and Robert Gray

"Before then,people would be in positions where they would hamper somebody else. For instance, when we were using the man basket to pick steel out of the South Tower, it was being handled from a crane with a 350-foot boom on Liberty Street. Con Edison and the Bureau of Water and Sewer Operations needed to get at the watermain that ran up Liberty Street and the gasmain, and shut them off. But the matting for the crane was in the wrong spot."

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I just started reading this, so I wasn't even up to page 123 yet. Image How did I come across this book? Well, I always check out the New Non-Fiction section when we go to the library,lol. (can you say 'uber-geek'?)

For a summary:  From Booklist
Although the attacks on the Twin Towers on 9/11 are etched into our consciousness, few of us understand the enormity of the task of the subsequent search and rescue and protracted debris removal. The shots of the site with the coming and going of trucks is the most any of us remember about the grueling cleanup project. As the men who originally built the towers, coauthors Charles Vitchers and Robert Gray were uniquely qualified to help. Unasked, they devoted nine months of their lives, not to mention the stress, sleep deprivation, and loss of family life that went along with it. The scale and complexity is nearly unfathomable: 400 million pounds of twisted steel; 600,000 square feet of thick shattered glass; and mountains of the trappings of office life, including chairs, desks, and other furnishings; all mixed with the scattered remains of almost 3,000 victims. Through this account of their heroic effort, beginning at the moment of first impact, we can begin to get a sense of what the men and women went through who dealt with the tragedy firsthand. David Siegfried
Copyright © American Library Association. All rights reserved

And now I need to 'book tag' 5 others.

I'll try

Proud Army Wife

Unhappily Ever After

Leslie's Universal/CAtholic Thoughts

A Red Thread to China

and Terry's Timeout

(and you don't have to participate,lol, I just thought it would be interesting. I'm going to cross post this on the Mail Call! blog, since this is a 'private' blog...so you can link back to that one if you decide to play:)

UPDATE   Thanks! for playing along

Leslie

Mandy

and ProudArmy Wife put this in the comments over on Mail Call!

"my book next to me only has 63 pages...lol  I'd like to share what it say's "Realize that it's never too late.  Do ordinary things in an extraordinary way.  Have health and hope and happiness.  Take the time to wish upon a star.  And don't every forget---for even a day--- how very special you are."

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