December 31, 2006

Last Meme of the YEAR = Booky Goodness Meme

In January, we retire the BUNNY BLOG and return to FTK. I WILL do one more meme, however,
and YOU KNOW it has to be the BOOBS STUCK UNDER THE BED IN PARIS MEME sicne that is NOT a bunny blog sort of subject, so that's a winner, and if you perpetrated the PARIS BOOB meme, I need a snail addy. I have yet to get an ADDY on the ABC meme – if you posted that, then you WON! YAY YOU! Send me a snail mail. If your meme is below, then you win, too, and I need YOUR snail addy.

I am REALLY enjoying the ABC memes and al simultaneously REALLY irked that the links don’t appear as links…I think the best way to link is to put the URL of the link as your URL so your name will be the link? Irritating. Perhaps Mr. Husband can enable HTML in comments, but then we will be back getting 1 million links to pages where can get penis drugs from TRUSTWORTHY SOURCES. I like to get drugs from people who use U for you and can’t spell the word erection.

FAVORITE spam ad for penis drugs so far goes to this misplaced modifier – I almost checked the box and let it be posted. Almost. But then not. It said, “Your small penis can turn the pages to a new life. Trade for a big penis!” Which really, size aside, if you can open a book and turn pages with the dern thing, it seems pretty AGILE --- you might not want to trade it in. JUST SAYING.

ALSO!
HAPPY NEW YEARS! I am surprised no one posted a resolution meme. Mine are too boring to discuss, anyway. They are probably the same as 90% of yours, except I have one to talk Scott into another pet and to get to name it Evil Weevil, no matter what it is. I hope it is a beagle! Because then I KNOW it will devolve in Eegle Weegle.

This BOOK meme ROCKS and it came from here You should do it. LINK IF YOU DO this cracks me up.
DIRECTIONS
1. Take five books off your bookshelf.
2. Book #1 -- first sentence
3. Book #2 -- last sentence on page fifty
4. Book #3 -- second sentence on page one hundred
5. Book #4 -- next to the last sentence on page one hundred fifty
6. Book #5 -- final sentence of the book
7. Make the five sentences into a paragraph:
And here it is:

I think they saw her sometimes, but they never talked to me about it.
“Brendan is going to burn in hell for the rest of time,” she said quietly.
I can’t imagine living for anything other than women. So I just carried the dishes to the kitchen sink, not even turning on the light.
No use whining about it.

For the record, my five books were…
Life is a Strange Place
Field of Darkness
The Hard Way
The Evil B.B. Chow
Cinnamon Kiss

Big love and people, GET A TAXI.

Posted by joshilyn at December 31, 2006 11:46 AM
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Wow, this wasn't as easy as it looked. So I cheated. I'd chosen a Jane Austen book, then another Jane Austen book, then finally had to use an entirely different author to get my last line.

Five Book MeMe

Take five books from the book shelf…

Take five books off your bookshelf.
2. Book #1 -- first sentence
3. Book #2 -- last sentence on page fifty
4. Book #3 -- second sentence on page one hundred
5. Book #4 -- next to the last sentence on page one hundred fifty
6. Book #5 -- final sentence of the book
7. Make the five sentences into a paragraph:


I was six years old the first time I had an inkling God would not always protect me. I was torn between an ugly urge to throw them all out and glee at the idea of new clients. “Do you see her in the Sala showing her legs and listening to the radio?”

“I guess we better go on in and say hey,” I said. And anguished after all that had been left undone.

My five books were…
1) Wives and Sisters – Natalie Collins
2) Thrilled to Death – Jennifer Apodaca
3) Middlesex – Jeffrey Eugenides
4) gods in Alabama – Joshilyn Jackson
5) Rumors of War – Peggy Tibbets

Posted by: Cele at December 31, 2006 12:39 PM

Aimee Leduc felt the air shift, the floating candles waver, as a woman murmuring into a cell phone, wearing a black silk Chinese jacket identical to Aimee's, sat down on the restaurant banquette next to her. If he asked, I had nothing. Then I heard D.C. come in and decided to go over there and get a book. There was no money or ID. Not very imaginative, is it?

(The 5 books on my bedside table....)

1. Murder in the Bastille by Cara Black
2. Nip, Tuck, Dead by Lori Avocato
3. The Angel and the Jabberwocky Murders by Mignon Ballard
4. Bake Sale Murder by Leslie Meier
5. Monet Talks by Tamar Myers

Posted by: Kristin at December 31, 2006 1:08 PM

Once there was a cowboy. In semi-civilised countries, with little free communication, the spreading and knowledge of any new sub-breed will be a slow process. Make yourself comfortable; tonight you will meet the future war minister of France. I think she made people afraid not to buy them. I guess those girls must be very busy praying in there.

1. The Brave Cowboy, by Joan Walsh Anglund
2. The Origin of Species, by Darwin
3. Désirée, by Annemarie Selinko
4. East of Eden,, by John Steinbeck
5. The Creative License, by Danny Gregory

Posted by: Stephanie at December 31, 2006 3:34 PM

Oh, that was TOO funny! Here's mine- Also here on my blog with the Amazon links for the books--http://marthaoconnor.blogspot.com/2006/12/blog-meme-from-joshilyn-jackson.html

Friday, five o'clock in the afternoon. God, however, did not seem to be on Houser's side, and he grew increasingly agitated. At a track in Arizona a monkey was a popular mascot until he began turning on all the shed-row faucets and tearing the shingles off the roof. His organ sang. THE WHORES ON THE HILL WERE HERE.

1) ONE SHOT by Lee Child
2) SWEET INVISIBLE BODY: REFLECTIONS ON A LIFE WITH DIABETES by Lisa Roney
3) SEABISCUIT by Laura Hillenbrand
4) AFTER by Claire Tristram
5) WHORES ON THE HILL by Colleen Curran

Posted by: Martha O'Connor at December 31, 2006 4:28 PM

"He asked me about Nott's father when I first arrived."
If you can't stand him after 48 hours, imagine how his teammates feel. There were three of them--Jerry, Jimmy, and Kathleen. I was supposed to be thinking about last.
"I don't know. Where can we live?"

My five books--
Nancy Culpepper by Bobbie Ann Mason
Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince by JK Rowling
Now I Can Die in Peace by Bill Simmons
Moral Disorder by Margaret Atwood
The Enchanted Castle by E Nesbit

Happy 2007!! I sent you an email with my snail address--I'm the perpetrator of the Paris Boob Meme. :-) I hope the email made it through the spam filter...

Posted by: amy at December 31, 2006 5:04 PM

Once upon a time, Minerva Dobbs thought as she stood in the middle of a loud yuppie bar, the world was full of good men. In the safe, she found a heavy linen envelope marked with the sigil for expenses. She'd seemed grateful for that - and for all of their help. "We can do it...if you'll join me." For this old man, this is home.

My five books:
"Bet Me" (Jennifer Crusie)
"Summon the Keeper" (Tanya Huff)
"Someplace to be Flying" (Charles deLint)
"Replay" (Ken Grimwood)
"Like Water for Elephants" (Sara Gruen)

That was fun! :-)

Posted by: DebR at December 31, 2006 5:23 PM

http://the-page-turner.blogspot.com/


Book Meme
DIRECTIONS
1. Take five books off your bookshelf.
2. Book #1 -- first sentence
3. Book #2 -- last sentence on page fifty
4. Book #3 -- second sentence on page one hundred
5. Book #4 -- next to the last sentence on page one hundred fifty
6. Book #5 -- final sentence of the book7. Make the five sentences into a paragraph:

And here it is:

There are gods in Alabama: Jack Daniel's, high school quarterbacks, trucks, big tits, and also Jesus. I promise. "Lily, your mama's gone",she said softly. I am moving stiffly; cold is unkind to joints, and I am slowly realizing that it is pretty cold out here by the lake, probably in the low twenties.She was surprised to see he had downed his entire drink.

and for the record, MY five books were…

Gods in Alabama
The Year the Music Changed
The Secret life of Bees
The Time Traveler's Wife
The Density of Souls

Happy New Year everyone

Posted by: tina at December 31, 2006 5:29 PM

http://kannonsgarden.blogspot.com/2006/12/fun-with-books-meme.html

The pull of clay is a mystery, until you have its gritty substance in your hands, feel it move, feel the lure of the red earth, the danger. "So how bad is this going to be?" I asked, gesturing toward Vivian's back as she scrambled up the stairs, the clasp on her giant handbag already open. "She delivered the baby all by herself." What had made him think that? He was willing to concede that Koko was not seeing stars when he gazed at the sky; he was seeing fuzzy green blobs.

My five books:
The Allegra Series by Barbara Lambert
Killer Insight by Victoria Laurie
The Featherbed by John Miller
Pilgrim by Timothy Findley
The Cat Who Saw Stars by Lilian Jackson Braun

Happy New Year!

Posted by: Ostara at December 31, 2006 6:57 PM

Perpetrated? As in actually did the boob meme? Or perpetuated the boob meme? Do I win for refusing to do a meme so I could hear about boobs in paris? :P

Happy New Years to you too!!

Posted by: Autumn at December 31, 2006 7:07 PM

Oooh, ooh, I want to play! Here goes:

In the Square of a Thousand Winds the frost-covered players look like snowmen. But I met his mother one time. "Atticus, you've never laid a hand on her." The children of Christ Church did not appear enticed to play the angel by the thought of all eyes being on them. Then it was silent.

And the books are:
The Girl Who Played Go by Shan Sa
The Secret History by Donna Tartt
To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee
A Prayer for Owen Meany by John Irving
Lisey's Story by Stephen King

I can't pretend that my paragraph makes any sense whatsoever...but this was fun anyway!

Posted by: Amy-Go at December 31, 2006 7:36 PM

Once upon a time - for that is how all stories should begin - there was a boy who lost his mother. Which was when The Cat burst into the clearing and sprang at them, his arms extended. Remember him? "Do it yourself and answer my question." Then she vanished.

Oh what great, great Fun, Peach! Thank you and Happy New Year!

The Book of Lost Things by John Connolly
The Looking Glass Wars by Frank Beddor
The Last Victim by Kevin O'Brien
Queer Street by Curt Colbert
The Ruby Knight by David Eddings

Posted by: Fran at December 31, 2006 8:21 PM

It is a truth universally acknowledged that a single man in possession of a good fortune must be in want of a wife. I mean to give him the same chance every year, whether he likes it or not, for I pity him. I- I cannot tell you how but I did. His mother protected his privacy and made sure also that no criticism of his was uttered by anyone, especially not by his father. Alone, she kept thinking, alone, alone, alone, alone; then suddenly she burst into teary laughter and could not stop.

Pride and Prejudice- Jane Austen
A Christmas Carol- Charles Dickes
The Crucible- Arthur Miller
The Master- Colm Toibin
Songs In Ordinary Tim- Mary McGarry Morris

Posted by: Laura at December 31, 2006 8:33 PM

Songs in Ordinary Time, of course. Time. Not Tim. And Dickens. Not Dickes. Sheesh.

Posted by: Laura at January 1, 2007 3:49 AM

YAYAYAYAYAYAYAYAYAYAYAYAYAYAY!!!!!!!!! This was mine and I loved it so so so much that I ran and did it on my blog as soon as I posted it to the bunny meme request! So to see mine, go to
the URL my name is linking to.

Snail mail addy on the way, Josh!

Posted by: JenA at January 1, 2007 12:24 PM

What fun! Mine doesn't make a bit of sense, but here it is:

There were five of us -- Carruthers and the new recruit and myself, and Mr. Spivens and the verger. He knew what he knew: that the real world was full of magic, so magical worlds could easily be real. She laughed wholeheartedly. The warmth of his words on her neck was making her tremble and she held his waist against her, pulling him back with a breathless, "Don't bother about the buttons." Walk forward into the light.

My five books were:

To Say Nothing of the Dog, by Connie Willis
Haroun and the Sea of Stories, by Salman Rushdie
A Year in the Merde, by Stephen Clark
Private Altars, by Katherine Mosby; and
The Poisonwood Bible, by Barbara Kingsolver

Posted by: Aimee at January 1, 2007 7:31 PM

DIRECTIONS
1. Take five books off your bookshelf.
2. Book #1 -- first sentence
3. Book #2 -- last sentence on page fifty
4. Book #3 -- second sentence on page one hundred
5. Book #4 -- next to the last sentence on page one hundred fifty
6. Book #5 -- final sentence of the book
7. Make the five sentences into a paragraph:

And here it is:

The morning I got it on was nice; a nice May morning. "You look great," Tuck said. They're every known colour from deepest black to whitest white, they're various heights, but each one of them is admirably proportioned. I can't sing with you, he told them, desperate for an excuse. And then, stuffing the notebook quickly in his pocket, he gathered the tapes into his briefcase, along with the small recorder, and hurried down the long hallway and down the stairs to the street, where in front of the corner bar his car was parked.

The books i grabbed were....

1. Rage by Richard Bachman
2. The Stupidest Angel by Christopher Moore
3. Oryx and Crake by Margaret Atwood
4. Anansi Boys by Neil Gaiman
5. Interview with the Vampire by Anne Rice

Posted by: kim at January 2, 2007 2:18 AM

I did it... I posted too. It was interesting how it worked out.

Posted by: Autumn at January 2, 2007 1:31 PM

DIRECTIONS
1. Take five books off your bookshelf.
2. Book #1 -- first sentence
3. Book #2 -- last sentence on page fifty
4. Book #3 -- second sentence on page one hundred
5. Book #4 -- next to the last sentence on page one hundred fifty
6. Book #5 -- final sentence of the book
7. Make the five sentences into a paragraph:

We are like an orphanage to art and artifact, because we are willing to handle the unwanted, we give them value. Or the slow evolution of spring: before the city thawed, the Catkin week fair, with its stalls and sideshows on Konnogvadisky (Horse Guards) Boulevand, its bright-lacquered wooden toys; weeks later, servants sweeping dead snow from the shallow roofs, hidden in St. Petersburg as if roofing iron were as intimate as crinoline or whalebone; later still, workmen would prize up the octagonal pinewood paving blocks and trim new ones as the city spring-cleans its streets, and barges creak once more on the Neva or the Moika canal just the other side of Morskaya. In the morning he got up early and made his own breakfast of a glass of grappa, a thick slice of Genoa salami with a chunk of fresh Italian bread that was still delivered to his door as in the old days. "It was my second husband and I have left him for ever because he has fallen in love with a welfare worker, not that you'd know what that is, because I'm sure they don't have them in France." Objects in mirror are closer than they appear.

1. Vladimir Nabokov: The Russian Years
2. The Pursuit of Love
3.The Godfather
4. A Dirty Job
6. The Bitch Posse

Posted by: Cornelia Read at January 3, 2007 1:59 AM