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Monday, 31 March 2008

The Ima tagged me with this book meme:

Here are the rules:

* Pick up the nearest book of at least 123 pages.
* Open the book to page 123.
* Find the 5th sentence.
* Post the next 3 sentences.
* Tag 5 people.

Why can’t anything ever be easy? I open up the book that I’ve been enjoying. Pour Your Heart Into It by Howard Schultz. (More about this book once I’ve completed it.) I turn to page 123. There is a quote at the top. Does that count towards the sentence count? Probably not, right? I go down to the body of the text and find the 5th sentence…and now I’m really stumped. When it says to post the next 3 sentences, does that include the 5th sentence or is it the 3 sentences after the 5th sentence? And is this why no one ever tags me for these things??

5th sentence:
I took the first plane to New York and, fortunately, arrived in time to see my dad the day before he died.

Next 3 sentences:
I sat next to his hospital bed, my hand on his, and tried to think of the way we were twenty years earlier, when he taught me to hit a baseball or throw a football. So many emotions were battling in my head at that time that I couldn’t think straight. The regrets I had always had about my dad’s life struggles were now mixed with grief and loss; the fantasies I’d had of how he might have lived his life clashed with the dreams of my own that were coming true; the anguished look in his eyes helped me comprehend the significance of all the years he had worked for us and all the lives that now depended on me.

Unlike other memes which give us insights about people, I’m not certain what the point is of this one. What might you conclude? That FrumeSarah enjoys reading autobiographies? (I do.) Or books about business? (I do as well.) Or that it was the closest book to where I am sitting? (It is.)

Anyway, I now tag PepGiraffe, Babkanosher, Meira, Leah, and
Meredith.

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2 Comments leave one →
  1. Monday, 31 March 2008 9:08 pm

    yeah, see, that’s what i thought about this one too. what exactly is the purpose? i have no idea…maybe it’s supposed to reveal something about your reading interests. who knows. thanks for playing;-)

  2. Wednesday, 2 April 2008 6:30 pm

    best of luck getting Meredith to play!!

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