Wednesday, January 21, 2009

The Meme

I got a meme tag!

I don't know what that is but I can follow the directions!

I am excited!
From Rachael at

The rules: 1. Grab the nearest book.2. Open to page 56.3. Find the fifth sentence.4. Post the text of the next 2 to 5 sentences, along with these rules.5. Don't dig for your favorite book, the cool book, or the intellectual book. Pick the CLOSEST!6. Tag five other people to do the same!
My lines:

"The barite mine where Dad worked had a commissary, and the mine owner deducted our bill and the rent for the depot out of dad's paycheck every month. At the beginning of each week, we went to the commissary and brought home bags and bags of food. Mom said only people brainwashed by advertising bought prepared foods such as SpaghettO's and TV dinners. "

Fortunately, the nearest book was The Glass Castle by Jeanette Walls. I found it a unique book, as the author describes her rather horrible childhood conditions but with highly intelligent and creative parents. My other closest book was Vogue Knitting Stitchionary of Cables. That would have been boring as each page is one type of cable, no narrative even.

So the other people I think should do this are:


Stephanie Hoover



---------- 1 slot left open for anyone who wants it!


  1. You are so kind.

    Mr. Davis gave a portentous "Hem" and said in his most impressive manner,

    "Young ladies you remember what I said to you a week ago. I am sorry this has happened; but I never allow my rules to be infringed, and I never break my word. Miss March, hold out your hand."

    Yes, it was my closest book and on top of the stack. Betcha you can guess what it is!

  2. Essie, those are all my kiddies!

  3. wahoo! I love books. OK

    Nearest book to me is The Rough Guide to Climate Change by Robert Henson:

    "But higher temperatures not only allow more rain producing moisture to enter the atmosphere - they also suck more water out of the parched terrain where it hasn't been raining. Thus, in addition to triggering more rainfall, global warming could also increase the occurence of drought, a seeming paradox that seems to be taking shape. One study in 2005 by the US National Center for Atmospheric Research found that the percentage of Earth's land area undergoing serious drought has more than doubled since the 1970s."

  4. I really loved The Glass Castle. I read it a few years ago, on vacation. Then, I passed it to my little sister, Nat, who never finishes a book, and she read it in two days, so that's a pretty ringing endorsement!

    And, SEE, you figured out the meme thing just fine all on your own. (It really is self explanatory -- but just so you don't feel bad, I'll confess: the first time someone tagged me for a meme, I was like, "meme? what's that?" so I googled it.)

  5. cool, i'd love to do this...however your in for a treat as the closest book / journal i have is a scientific paper....
    ok maybe i will not subject you to that.
    It's just that i don't have the internet at home, just work thus my books are here.
    I do however listen to audio books and podcast often at work, so maybe i can give an extract from one of those.
    I'll blog it.

  6. THanks everyone! Rachael, I think of you as the blog queen, so it is nice to know someone else did not get the meme right off too!


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