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Thursday, April 17, 2008

I Interrupt This Blog to Bring You a Book Meme

Rachel tagged me to play a blogger tag. Here's what you have to do.

  1. Grab the nearest book.
  2. Open to page 123.
  3. Find the fifth sentence.
  4. Post the next three sentences.
  5. Tag five people and post a comment to Rachel once you've posted your 3 sentences.

OK, so here goes mine. The book I chose is The Giver by Lois Lowry. She won a Newberry for this novel BTW.

The 5th sentence is: They hugged one another.

The next three sentences are: The small child went and sat on the lap of the old woman, and she rocked him and rubbed her cheek against his. Jonas opened his eyes and lay contentedly on the bed, still luxuriating in the warm and comforting memory. It had all been there, all the things he had learned to treasure.

TAG! You're IT!:

Sarah Hina

PJ Hoover

Dawn Buthorn

Rebecca's Writing Journey

Jeanne - Still a Dreamer

I think it would be cool if we did our own meme from our own personal books since we are all writers. Maybe not page 123, because we might not all have 123 pages in our books. But maybe we can do one say pg 30 (pg 3 for PBs), lines 6, 7, and 8. Anyone game for that?

9 comments:

Sarah Hina said...

Thanks for the tag! :)

I'll get on this in a couple of days. And I really like the idea of using our own books!

So where's yours? ;)

Danette Haworth said...

Hi Sheri!

I got this tag a while ago and was lucky to have a good book nearby (made me look all scholarly and stuff).

Sheri said...

Sarah - honestly, I felt guilty tagging you, knowing you are all sorts of busy these days...

Danette - I almost tagged you, but remembered you had done this book meme thing a while ago. So you were safe this time. But I'll get you next time, my pretty...

FrecklesandDeb said...

Sheri,
Thanks for playing along and coming to comment at my blog! Freckles and I love having new people come to visit!
Deb

ChristineEldin said...

I love your version of the meme!!

And I read The Giver last year. Awesome book. My son's third grade teacher wouldn't bring it into the curriculum however because of the part about the infants (have you gotten there yet?)

Sheri said...

Deb - it is so much fun meeting new people this way and learning how other's try to fit writing into our busy lives.

Chris - I read the book a year or two ago. I loved it. Lois Lowry is one of my favorite authors. I keep it on the shelf right behnd my desk. I love Number the Stars too. In my daugthers' district they read this book in 7th or 8th grade. It is a very intense book with a very political veiw of our society. The subject matter is very mature. Your son may be ready to read and process this, but some other third graders are probably not. But see if you can get them to read it in middle school. It is a perfect book for that age.

So you guys game about doing the "Our Book" meme game???

Jeanne said...

Posted! Hope it wasn't a children's book on this one - they're upstairs and I'm down. :o)
However ... go take a look!

Marie said...

Hi, my meme is at http://www.bostonbibliophile.com/2008/04/book-meme.html . Thanks for suggesting it!

Sheri said...

Hi Marie and thanks for joining us. I am glad you decided to play too and I visited your blog. Interesting book. It made me hungry when she spoke about being able to take simple ingredients and transform them into a meal. And *breastastic* great word in that book!

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