Monday, February 11, 2008

Book MeMe

Kristi tagged me with the book meme that is making the rounds.

1. Pick up the nearest book (of at least 123 pages).
2. Open the book to page 123.
3. Find the fifth sentence.
4. Post the next three sentences.
5. Tag five people.

Well the nearest book is The Riverside Shakespeare textbook I used in college. However it is currently the pedestal to raise my monitor up to the proper height, so I ain't taking it out. But just to the right of our computer are bookshelves. On the bottom, closest to me are the 1956 edition of The World Book encyclopedias. That's no fun, so I'll go one shelf above and pick the first book.

It is A Book of Famous Fairy Tales edited by Roswell M. Field.

Page 123 finds us in the fairy tale of "The Cock and the Fox by P.C. Asbjornsen.

"The cock kept peeping and peering to see what it could be.
"What have you got there?" he said.
"Oh, some letters I have got from the Pope in Rome," said the fox.

Now wasn't that more exciting than pg 123 of Encyclopedia A which on pg 123 was "Kinds of Air Lines."

"Nonscheduled Air Lines fly over definite routes, such as between Chicago and New York, but they do not fly on a definite time schedule. A nonscheduled air liner usually takes off as soon as enough passenger or cargo space is sold to make the flight profitable.
Local-Service Air Lines, or feeder air lines, are small air lines that carry passengers or cargo between small towns, or from small towns to large city airports, to connect with scheduled or nonscheduled air lines."

Now to tag 5 people. Hmmm.. Kristi, Karen, AmusedMomma, Kim, and Polly. If you've already been tagged feel free to ignore this one!

1 comment:

Cheryl said...

Gasp!--Shakespeare is your monitor pedestal? (Just kidding--we have one of those, too--it's the Jerome Biblical Commentary.)

Someone needs to figure out how to make adjustable height monitors! Hmmm, maybe that's how I'll make my millions . . . ;-)