The Book Meme

"As for Donald O'Neary, he had cattle and sheep all his days to his heart's content."

The Book Meme works like this:

  • Grab the nearest book.
  • Open it to page 56.
  • Find the fifth sentence.
  • Post the text of the sentence in your journal along with these instructions.
  • Don’t dig for your favorite book, the cool book, or the intellectual one: pick the CLOSEST.

The nearest book, in the middle of the floor, was Celtic Fairy Tales by Joseph Jacobs. It was a near miss, because page 56 of this particular book has only 4½ sentences! The fifth sentence was the very end of the story!

What's really cool is that I landed on Hudden and Dudden and Donald O'Neary, a story which I used to tell eight or nine years ago. Perhaps it's time to bring it out again...

(Book Meme via Leah Culver)