Tuesday, May 06, 2008

Lame-O Book Meme Girl

Liana of Sew Intriguing was kind enough to tag me for a Book Meme. The poor girl will probably forever regret it. My computer sits in the homeschool room. We no longer homeschool, but the moniker has stuck for good. There is a wall of books behind me, BUT the book sitting nearest me, about 1 foot to to my right, is the phone book. Sigh...so now I face a moral dilemma. Do I follow the meme instructions even though I am bound to look like a Meme Moron or do I fudge things a little and go pick out some really profound and moving book off my shelves and use that one (assuming I can find such a title on my shelves which are usually flooded with non-fiction books on subjects related to my personal interest)?

I decide on an adaption to the meme that isn't EXACTLY per instructions, but is still within the spirit of the project. I will use the last book I touched. Today that happens to be a vintage children's book I picked up just an hour or so ago at a local thrift store. I intend to use its Bobbsey Twin-ish illustrations to make notecards. Here is the brilliant dialogue offered for your intellectual dissection...

"They were delighted to find that there was very little damage. It was badly scratched, but Aunt Patricia's father said, "With a fresh coat of paint it will look like new." "Come on, Aunt Pat," said Eddie, "Let's explore. Maybe a lot of valuable property was washed up in that big storm."

And I end there. You will never know what happens next. Do Aunt Pat and Eddie discover buried pirate treasure? A dozen pair of Nikes? A giant Lego man, perhaps? You'll have to stumble across your very own copy of Annie, Pat and Eddie by Carolyn Haywood to find out...

Since I have no way to know who likes to play these fun little games, I'm going to invite all readers interested in participating. Simply post your Book Meme entry according to the rules below to your own blog. Then leave a comment here with a link to your blog so we can all come see if you keep a better class of reading material close at hand than I do! :)


1. Pick up the nearest book.
2. Turn to page 123
3. Find the fifth sentence
4. Post the next three sentences.
5. Tag five people and acknowledge who tagged you.


Sharon said...

...the phone book. Now that would have been an interesting meme post wouldn't it? I like what you choose to use, but then I've always loved the Bobbsey Twins In fact I still own my set of Bobbsey Twin books that I can't bear to part with. [Bobbsey Twin wannabes are okay too :-)]

Cathe said...

I did it, in my own nonconformist sort of fashion. I even offered a prize!