Sunday, May 27, 2007

Book Meme: Stolen from Badgergirl

My sweetiegirl Badgergirl over at Pardon the Egg Salad left this meme for us to enjoy while she's out bebopping along in California. If I didn't love her so much, I would be SO JEALOUS.

Also? I miss her and hope she's having the BEST TIME EVER.

On with the meme:


1. Grab the nearest book.

2. Open the book to page 123.

3. Find the fifth sentence.

4. Post the text of the sentence in your journal along with these instructions.

5. Don’t search around and look for the “coolest” book you can find. Do what’s actually next to you.


I'm a huge nerd and the book I picked is called Ciao America! by Beppe Severgnini.

I have no idea why I own this book.

Page 123, sentence 5 is:

For example, the name of a used-car showroom, NU2U reads "New to You" or the phrase You Can rendered in a cartoon by a drawing of a tin can with the letter U written on the front.

Seriously, I have no idea why I own this book.

If you want to play along, grab a book and either post your line here in the comments, or post it on your page and leave me a link!

14 comments:

Angie said...

okay, here goes. . .

My husband is into genealogy. His books are next to the computer. I grabbed the book, "Shaking Your Family Tree"

p. 123. . . 5th sentence:

"The amounts $22.17, $7.39, and $3.69 represent one-sixth, one-eighteenth, and one-thirty-sixth, respectively, of $133.01."

Word.

Chelle said...

ooh, book meme! Fun! Ok, closest book is "Shopaholic and Baby" by Sophie Kinsella.

Turns out there isn't a 5th sentence on p.123, so you're getting the last 'sentence' instead.

"3. Olly Bricknell princess shoes, green, size 39."

Cool. I love princess shoes.

EE said...

Fun! I just started reading this book last night....

Queen Bees & Wannabes (Helping your daughter survive cliques, Gossip, boyfriends & other realities of adolescence)

"We have spent the entire time discussing gossip."

Jocelyn said...

Are you suuuuuuuuuuuuuureeeeeeeee you didn't order that book from amazon.com of your own volition? I mean, c'mon and confess. You lurve that kind of book!

Heather said...

From "Midwives" ("The means and mere gruesomeness of the death suggested premeditation," Stephen told us the judge had remarked at him one evening when the trial was finished.)

Emma in Canada said...

"Wiping out a glass, Freda stared at Doug's back as he moved into the kitchen." from the Sixpenny Winner by Alexandra Connor.

The only thing I love more than British wartime fiction (of which this is one) is anything Irish.

Yeah. Sad.

rookiemom said...

"Its walls were of clean stone, but they were mostly covered with green hanging mats and yellow curtains."

Fellowship of the Ring, JRR Tolkien

Yea, I'm a bookworm. What of it?

SJ said...

A mother's love is often described as one of the purest of emotions.

'From The Mommy Brain: How Motherhood makes Us Smarter'

BS said...

I have no idea what will come of it.

From: 'The Cinderella Hour' by Katherine Stone.

Scraptagious said...

"I just wanted to tell you what a good job you're doing," he said.

From: Playing with Boys by Alisa Valdes-Rodriguez

my4kids said...

"Every man has something too dear to trust to another"

The Two Towers from The Lord of the Rings books by J.R.R. Tolkien.

Its actually Kellys book and he left several of them lying around before he left this was the closest.

Rachel said...

Ooooooh, I likey this meme! I will haveta wait until I get home though, I don't have any books with me at work!

but Momma said...

You're gonna love this...

"Quantitation for both the GC and HPLC methods was determined by a Shimadzu integrator (Model CR-3A) for peak height measurement."

From Analytical Toxicology

My mother decorates my house and this is a red book sitting on my desk because it matches my red couch. :)

and rudeness said...

"For clarity, get rid of Head Guide by going to the Display panel and hitting Hide Unselected."

Uhm, yeah, I closed my eyes and pulled "MODELING: A Character in 3DS Max" off the shelf.