I was just tagged for Rich's new non-meme by my friend in North Carolina Cynthia Tilgman. If you have not read Cynthia's post you should. You will find out a lot about Onslow County and particularly Camp LeJeune Marine base.
Here are the rules:
1. Grab the nearest book.
2. Open the book to page 56.
3. Find the fifth sentence.
4. Post the text of the next two to five sentences.
5. Don't dig for your favorite book, the cool book or the intellectual one. Pick the Closest.
6. Tag five people to do the same
*The one book that this can not be is the Bible*
I'm a huge reader so have books all over the house. What was surprising was the book that happened to be closest to me as this came in. The book is actually a book that I read on the plane going to see my daughter in NYC a few months ago. I left it with her to read. She is here visiting while our son is home on his R & R from his Army Iraq tour and she brought it back to me. (Actually I say visiting she just moved her stuff back to Texas and will be commuting to JFK from here so will be home about one week out of the month. Luckily she was able to get her week off over her brother's leave.) I'm planning on sending this book on with him as he heads back to Baghdad as its a heart warming story and both of my children are also huge readers. Thus it was sitting on my coffee table.
The book is - "Rescuing Sprite a Dog Lover's Story of Joy and Anguish" by Mark R. Levin. Now comes the tricky part when I opened to page 56 it was blank as it was a transition page to the next chapter; so I'm making an executive decision and going back to page 55 as page 57 only had 3 sentences on it.
Here's my excerpt:
"My family and I were committed to doing everything we could to bring joy and comfort to Sprite's life. And of course, Pepsi would play a big role in it. But the truth is, Sprite did more for us than we ever could have done for him"
This was a wonderful inspirational book and with an excerpt like that you now need to go and get the book to find our what Sprite did!
So now my five victims friends:
Patricia Beck- Colorado Spring Realty. I have enjoyed getting to know Patricia and enjoy her Colordo Springs Realty blog. She doesn't live too terribly far from where my sister lives in Elizabeth so maybe someday we will even get to meet.
Judi Morgan- San Antonio Texas Real estate- I met Judi at our first Texas Active rain get together. She was instrumental in planning our get together and we had a wonderful time.
Shannon Gilmore -Naples Florida Real Estate- Shannon was absolutely wonderful during Hurricane Ike. It was great to hear from someone who had been there done that as this was my first REAL hurricane.
Rebecca Levinson- Lake Geneva WI - I have totally enjoyed Rebecca's uplifting positive post. She is GREAT at giving suggestions to help my business also.
Thesa Chambers - I first got to know Thesa when we were in the great blogging experiement together. I then had the opportunity to get to know her in person when she came to visit her family in Dallas. We met up along with Chris Tesch in Dallas and had a wonderful slumber party.
Okay gals the balls books in your court now. It will be interesting to see what book is resting by you RIGHT NOW. When I first looked up after receiving this meme my eyes rested on Life Classic Photographs that I have sitting on my coffee table. Had this actually been the book that was closest to me my sentence would have read "The defendant was found guilty and put to death in 1936. Presumably the jury reached its verdict because of what one lawyer said about these commonplace objects." Luckily when I looked closer I found "Rescuing Sprite" right in front of me rescuing me.