Saturday, March 15, 2008

"I've Been Tagged...and Now YOU Have Been Tagged, Too!"

Okay, my dearest childhood friend Melanie has issued a challenge. And it's a book challenge so you know I'm gonna' jump on this one!

The Rules:

~Pick up the nearest book of at least 123 pages.
~Open the book to p. 123 and find the 5th sentence.
~Post the next 4 sentences.
~ Tag 5 people

Argh! Just inches away from my laptop were Prayer's Apprentice, Day-By-Day with Billy Graham, Mocha with Max by Max Lucado, Holes, Le Cordon Bleu's Soups , Relationship Rescue, Life's Little Instruction Book, and Our Lady of Weight Loss...but the CLOSEST book to the computer, much to my chagrin, was The Murder of Bindy McKenzie, a book I brought home to read to be sure it was middle school appropriate.

Sentences 6-9 on p. 123 are:

"Bindy," she said. "When are you going to learn to drive?"
Beside me, Uncle Jake burped.
When he burps, he twists his mouth to the side and blows the burp out slowly, like cigarette smoke.

(Still no idea if this book is appropriate for our campus, but at least I've cracked open the cover!)

OK, now that you've read this, it is YOUR turn! :) Let's see what you come up with ..... leave a comment so I know you are accepting the tag challenge and I'll come read yours!! :)


Kirsten said...

Okay, challenge accepted :-)

Melanie said...

It is funny to read a few sentences in the middle of a book, totally out of context! I have to admit, the one you listed made me laugh! LOL :) I'm glad you took the challange... I thought of you immediately after I decided to do it! BOOKS ARE AWESOME! :)

Karen said...

The closest books were the phone book and a training manual for work, but the closest actual readable book to the computer was David A. Noebel's book, The Battle for Truth: Defending the Christian Worldview in the Marketplace of Ideas. The 5th through 9th sentences of page 123 are as follows:

Chris McGowan, after admitting that the fossil record does not contain evidence of macroevolution, jumps to the conclusion that a theory that allows for evolution and gets around the dilemma presented by the fossil record must be the scientific solution: "New species probably evolve only when a segment of the population becomes isolated from the rest. Speciation occurs relatively rapidly, probably in a matter of only a few thousand years and possibly less."18 That is, punctuated equilibrium claims that science cannot discover the links between species in the fossil record because the change from one species to another occurs too rapidly to leave accurate fossil documentation.

That's heavy stuff!

Sandra said...

accepted and posted!