Saturday, November 29, 2008

Book Meme

I was tagged by Dawn at A Helping Hand for this book meme. Here are the rules....

1. Pass this on to 5 blogging friends.
2. Open the closest book to you...not your favorite book or the most intellectual, but the closest book to you, to page 56.
3. Write the 5th sentence...as well as two to five sentences following that.

The closest book is "Scaling Down: Living Large in a Smaller Space" by Judi Culbertson and Marj Decker. Here is page 56, 5th through the 11th sentences...

"Even the worst cases of sentimentality can be taught to discriminate between what truly means something to them and what is a knee-jerk response. Here are some of the culprits we all face.
Yes, there are people who can receive a birthday, sympathy, or Christmas card, smile or feel touched, then let it go immediately. But most of us can't. We imagine how the giver went to the trouble of picking out just the right message, then mailed it or delivered it to us with a gift. The card has entered our orbit and become part of our personal history. Fortunately for most of us, unless a card has a warm personal message or makes us laugh all over again, we realize it does not need to be saved."

And now I tag the following.....

Chris

Esther

Jen

Nichole

Rebecca

3 comments:

Dawn said...

Ach!! That's me..the one who saves the card! Help! I need this book. I'll put it on my wishlist..just don't give it to me with a card! :)

Rebecca said...

Ok, here goes mine! The book is called the Creative Family by Amanda Blake Soule. Page 56 sentence 5-7:

"It is through their strong sense of imagination that they will find their solutions to life's puzzles and problems, create art in all its forms, and comfort themselves and those around them. The activities in this chapter are all about imagination in childhood. They are about the ways in which we can encourage the skills of storytelling and imaginative play that can last a lifetime, as well as ways we can find to join in the fun."

Thanks for tagging me! :) Rebecca

Esther said...

Thanks Nancy! BTW, I'm tagging you for a meme too :-)