Thursday, June 19, 2008

Book Tag

1. Pick up the nearest book.
1421 The Year China Discovered America by Gavin Menzies

2. Open to page 123.
Part II The Guiding Stars- Ch 4 Rounding the Cape

3. Find the fifth sentence.
The identity of the 'trustworthy person' would vitally affect the provenance and credibility of the notes on Fra Mauro's planisphere.

4. Post the next three sentences.
I was convinced that the person could only have been Niccolo da Conti. He was in Calicut when the Chinese junks berthed to offload passengers and cargo and take on supplies on their way across the Indian Ocean. The notes on Fra Mauro's map alluding to the voyage of the junk refer to 'the Isles of Men and Women', a peculiar name also used by da Conti in the account related to the papal secretary Poggio Bracciolini.

5. Tag five people, and acknowledge the person who tagged you.
No one tagged me...but Solitaire, Spo, TigerYogi, and Doug have posted this meme

*Feel free to borrow

I enjoyed reading the book gave little glimpses of what the book is about. There were a few times that I wanted more "text"...I guess I should go out and get the book.


begutierrez said...

i like this one and since i have a little sleep deprivation i'll work on it.

Indigo said...

Tsounds like a neat book :)

Doug said...

Wow. that sounds like a pretty deep, intense book! Maybe you need something lighter for summer :)

Ur-spo said...

book tags are fun; thank you for sharing yours.
i did mine a week or so ago.

Keshi said...