Book Meme from Making Money Journal

Tag, I’m it. I got tagged in a book meme from Making Money Journal that goes like this:

Here are the rules:

  • Pick up the nearest book of at least a 123 pages.
  • Open the book to page 123.
  • Find the 5th sentence.
  • Post the next 3 sentences.
  • Tag 5 more people.

My closest book is Like a Thousand Diamonds by Roger Farr and Dorothy Strickland. (Hey I teach at elementary school.)

Ramona required accuracy from books as well as from people. “Daddy, how do you sell something?” Ramona interrupted her father, who was studying, even though she knew she should not. However, her need for an answer was urgent.

I have not read Ramona since I was about twelve so this was a good refresher for me. Now I have to go read this story on the next break that I get.

I am tagging Jagular (this is for that other thing you tagged me on)



Clever Dude

Give Me Back My Five Bucks

Let’s see what all these people have as reading material.

Author: Lulu

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  1. Can I play (even untagged)?
    This quote leads from page 123 of the book “Brain Fitness” by Dr. Robert Goldman.
    “Dream literature is full of famous accounts of problems solved during slumber: Jack Nicklaus’ golf swing; the routes Harriet Tubman plotted for the Underground Railroad; Elias Howe’s solution for designing a workable sewing machine; Robert Louis Stevenson’s plot for his story of Dr. Jeckyll and Mr. Hyde; and a German scientist’s discovery of the molecular structure of the benzene ring. I find dreams very useful for solving problems, and I even keep a pad and pencil by my bed to jot down thoughts I remember between bouts of REM sleep. Most often I find myself solving organizational puzzles – arranging the corporate and marketing structure of a new company, for instance.”
    Pretty cool stuff… I’m not reading that chapter yet, but at least I have a measure of insurance that the rest of the book is going to be interesting!

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  2. Hey Lulugal, to tell the truth, the closest book was actually, Madeline(my 6 year old’s), but there were not enough sentences on page 123. You know how those children’s picture books are.

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  3. “in 1988, as Chris’s resentment of his parents hardened, his sense of outrage over injustice in the world at large grew. That asummer, Billie remembers, ‘Chris started complaining about …

    From Jon Krakauer’s Into the Wild

    And since this is a personal finance Web site, I will finish the quote from the fourth line:

    … the rich kids at Emory.”

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  4. My closest book was Every Man’s Battle, but page 123 is a title page, so no sentences. Sorry!

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  5. Ok Clever Dude I guess you thought you were being ‘clever’ with that one and trying to escape.

    Not an excuse!!! Find another book…the second closest one will do 🙂

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