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I Like to do the Meme Thing

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Actually I don’t … do those blog-meme things that much, I mean. But occasionally I see one that looks cool, and they’re good for days when you want to blog but haven’t really got a lot to say. Here’s one that Joshilyn Jackson did on her blog a little while ago (it comes from The Daily Meme). I like it because it’s book-related.

Here’s how it works (in case you want to try it, or want to have any clue what I’m doing here):

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, like this:

Home, my soul sighed. When Regal spoke, it sounded as if he had dry bread caught in his throat. I waved a gracious good-bye at the door. Hands it to her. Which is not to say that there aren’t nights when I put on my coat and take a walk here in Evanston and go down to the lakefront near the university and walk along the rocks and get nostalgic and look up at Chicago, all golden and clean, reflecting down the shore to me, and think: that’s nice, that’s real nice, but I knew a place once where the lights were brighter, and the air was filled with dreams.

My books were:
1 — Justice Hall, Laurie R. King
2 — Assassin’s Apprentice, Robin Hobb
3 — The Boyfriend School, Sarah Bird
4 — The Diviners, Margaret Laurence
5 — Emma Who Saved My Life, Wilton Barnhardt (man, that book has a long last sentence!)

Aaaaannnd … that’s it from me today. Seriously, nothing more to say. Work has been quiet and slow this week as we’re down to the last few days of the semester and most of the work is done (and most of the students are absent). I’ll be glad to start a new semester and be busy again!

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