Monday, May 26, 2008

Book Meme

My blogging friend anno tagged me with this very simple and fun book meme, which tends to say a bit about the reading tastes of the tagee. But I issue an immediate disclaimer, since my reading tastes are wildly eclectic. The book I picked up was actually the one nearest me, but it is one that Otto is now reading at my recommendation. I recommend it to you too. Here is the tag:

1. Pick up the nearest book.
2. Open to page 123
3. Find the fifth sentence.
4. Post the next three sentences.
5. Tag five people, and acknowledge who tagged you.

“And I wanted these people to feel like it wasn’t just me, that there was a bunch of other Americans back home concerned with helping them.” “He slipped me a big roll of rupees,” McCown says, “and asked me to act like a big boss from America. So I hammed it up...”

These sentences are from the inspiring true story of Greg Mortenson and his lifetime work bringing schools, especially those for girls and women, to the remote areas of the lower Himalayas:
Three Cups of Tea
One Man’s Mission to promote Peace...One School at a Time

If this looks strange it's because I stole it off of Amazon

I intend this to be the last tagging list that I will publish. I enjoy answering tags, but it seems to me that there are too many of them bouncing around the blogsphere, with numerous duplicates and repetitions. I thank everyone who has shown an interest in my life, and I am happy to answer tags - just not to pass them on.

Here is my list of tags for this book meme:

Mary Anne
Tea Leaves
Maggie May

Lucy and Retired and Crazy, I'll fill out your memes on my next post.


anno said...

Granny Smith, while I completely understand your feelings about memes and tags, I greatly appreciate your participation in this one. The book you featured is one I've been drawn to recently, yet hesitated to commit to for several reasons. Thanks to the excerpts and synopsis you've provided here, plus your heartfelt recommendation, it's on my library wait list. I'm looking forward to reading it soon! Thanks so much for playing along.

Rebecca said...

I have that book on my to-read-next list (along with 95 others....)

sarala said...

I really liked this book. Great read.