Monday, January 28, 2008

Book Meme

I've been tagged by Heather at Stepping Heavenward for the following book meme:

1. Pick up the nearest book (af at least 123 pages).

2. Open the book to page 123.

3. Find the fifth sentence.

4. Post the next three sentences.

5. Tag five people.

Seems easy, right? You'd think so. Here was my problem... these were the two books closest to me:

Neither has 123 pages.

Not to worry. I have four other books on my desk that are at least 123 pages each:

Well, they each have at least 123 pages, but two are dictionaries and one is heavily illustrated and has a picture on page 123. I thought for sure that Botanical Latin would fit the bill (it has 539 pages), but no. It has conjugations and translations of the pronouns alius and alter on page 123, no complete sentences.

Next closest is my date book. No good. Then there was a tie for the next closest book:

So, you are going to get quotes from both because I couldn't decide which to choose. Hopefully, you can determine which quote comes from which book.

Quote 1:
Wherever Yates appeared, there was the inevitable Stephen. And not only there, but beaming with affection and gushing with apologies for not being able to pay. By and by, however, whenever poor Yates saw him coming, he would turn and fly, and drag his company with him, if he had company; but it was of no use; his debtor would run him down and corner him.

Quote 2:
There the Lord made a decree and a law for them, and there he tested them. He said, "If you listen carefully to the voice of the Lord your God and do what is right in his eyes, if you pay attention to his commands and keep all his decrees, I will not bring on you any of the diseases I brought on the Egyptians, for I am the Lord, who heals you."
Then they came to Elim, where there were twelve springs and seventy palm trees, and they camped there near the water.

The five I am tagging:

Angel at Aduladi' Homeschool Academy
Chris at A Mountain Homeschool
Brittney at King Alfred Academy
The Mama at and the mama
Jessica at Trivium Academy

Hopefully, I'll remember to go tag them all after lunch. If I forget and one of you is here reading, consider yourself tagged... participation is optional as always. Also, anyone here reading that wants to participate, but I didn't tag specifically, consider yourself tagged and leave your answer in the comments section or leave a link there to your blog so we can all check out your answer.

Guess I'd better go read Botanical Latin and get writing... after lunch.


*~Tamara~* said...

Ha! How long did it take you to post all this? I feel like a bum now, compared to all your effort! :-P

Life on the Mississippi is on my reading list.

TheTutor said...

LOL It took about 10 minutes. Procrastination caused by writer's block can be a productive thing for a blog.

Brittney said...

That is too funny! I was hoping to see something from the Botanical Latin book. Maybe, just maybe, you'll get tagged again! Tee Hee!

Have a great week!

Chris said...

Done and done! Check out y entry adn those whom I've tagged. No good deed goes unpushished!