14 November 2008

A cute meme!


This sounds like a fun and easy meme to do. My new blogging friend Vee asked me to do this one and I think it sounds like a quirky, fun thing to do.

Here's how you play:

* Pass this on to five blogging friends. (Three for me, too, Vee!)
* Open the closest book to you, not your favorite or most intellectual book, but the book closest to you at the moment, to page 56.
* Write out the 5th sentence, as well as two to five sentences following that...

The closest book to me at the moment is Blue Willow by Doris Gates. This adolescent novel is one of my favorites. I have reread it countless times. On page 56, and the fifth sentence down is:

She approached the table and as she did so a woman appeared from around it.

"Come in and rest a minute," she said, just as if she had known Janey all her life. "These books are here for you to look at as long as you care to."

Isn't it something that I would have that to write? My love for reading was fostered by our town library, which was a library funded by the Andrew Carnegie Foundation in the 1920s. I know they had a book drive to start its collection of books and I also remember that Marceline (Missouri) is the smallest town to receive the funding for a library. Summers were filled with walking to the library and reading Heidi, the Laura Ingalls Wilder books and anything else I could get my hands on. I love the smell of library books!

Ok, I am dying to see what

Ashley and Eric

are reading at the moment!


  1. Hey!
    Cool blog! You can definitely hang out on my page-I set it up so the fam back in Arkansas can see what crazy things I'm up to in New York.

    I miss ya'lls tailgates-I haven't tailgated at ALL this year because, sadly, New Yorkers are more about fashion and the theater than roasted weenies and football.


  2. Hi Terri,

    Visiting you from Vee's! Nice to meet you and visit your very pretty blog. : )

    Terri (too)

  3. I remember "Blue Willow"...did you ever read "Blueberry Summer"?

    Your town is very blessed to have an Andrew Carnegie library. My hometown library is a small brick home on the river's edge. Very quaint and tiny, but filled to the brim with wonderful books.

    Thanks for participating!

  4. This is a neat meme...I am playing, too, and will post it on Monday...
    Have a wonderful weekend..


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