Thursday, October 2, 2008

Book Meme

I've been tagged! I did this meme a while back, but the book I was reading then was Systematic Theology. Here are the rules, then I'll see what's at hand.

Grab the nearest book. Open the book to page 56. Find the fifth sentence. Post the text of the next two to five sentences in your journal/blog along with these instructions.
Don't dig for your favorite book, the cool book, or the intellectual one: pick the CLOSEST. Tag five other people to do the same.

So the closest book at hand is Taming a Liger: Unexpected Spiritual Lessons from Napoleon Dynamite. The Hunny picked this up at the library this weekend and Little Guy decided to read it. Bizarre. I haven't even looked inside or read the back cover yet. Let's see what's on page 56, shall we?

Page 56 is blank! Oh alright. Page 57 then.

"The tots.
Pedro is not a tot lover. Napoleon, as we know, is. He (Napoleon) eyes them across the table. Already finished with his own, he sees them on Pedro's tray, untouched and looking oh-so-tasty."

There ya have it. Oatmeal Head has a shirt which says, "You gonna eat your tots?" This book doesn't strike me as being as tasty as tots. But appropriate, more than likely, for an eleven year old boy.

I'm in a tagging mood today! Five of ya are: Karen, at Surrounded by Sea Monkeys (I want to see what books are lying around her house); Kidzmama, at Not a Spare Minute (does she have time for books?); Mayberry Magpie (she'll be writing her own book someday soon); Trisha, of In My Dreams I Can Talk (because reading is a pleasure and a must, right?); and Debbie of Wisteria and Roses (I just know something fascinating will turn up there!). Off to your books, ladies!

Until I write again ...

Flea

7 comments:

Tammy said...

Tatter tots ROCKS! My kids love them!

Daryl said...

Oh that is such a fascinating excerpt makes me want to borrow the book .. NOT .. LOL ...

:-Daryl

imbeingheldhostage said...

"Naplodean Dynamite!" is what a2 would be shouting. It's not so big over here and one night, the kids made Ky's adopted british grandparents sit through two showings of it :-)

Tanya Brown said...

Fun meme!

So the spiritual lesson is to, um, reach out and grab life's tater tots when you encounter them?

Kidzmama said...

My hubby loves that Napolean Dynamite movie. He's laughs out loud!

And, yes, I have a few minutes in the evenings between 10:30pm and 11:00pm to pick up a book. Sometimes I get to read it, sometimes not. Thanks for the tag.

Karen said...

I can't help it, I love Napolean Dynamite. The town that movie takes place in is not that far from here. Besides that, the town I went to high school in could have passed for that small town in Idaho. We had our own versions of the character in that movie as well.

I will definately play along. I just need to get all the laundry off my stack of books to play. :)

Karen Deborah said...

I'm reading some Terri Blackstock suspense novels. started them on the plane. She writes Christian fiction and is a pretty good, page turning story teller. I'm in Ulterior Motives at this moment. Nothing like a good read. Debbie never has just one good read going, more like a basketful.