About a month ago, a friend of mine (Erin) inspired me to cease my reign as the world’s most illiterate person and rejoin the realm of readers. She is an avid reader and it reminded me that I used to love to read. Like, really love it. I can’t say for sure what happened but I fell off the word wagon and I’m climbing back on. Following her formula, which I thought was just good sense, of reading a non-fiction for every fiction. Come on brain cells… I know you have some life in you left!
Then I got tagged by a fellow blogger. I felt honored to be tagged and even though I am incredibly late with this, I didn’t want to flake out on a tag so here we go. I was tagged from Fighting Windmills.
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.
So I picked up one of the books I am reading and the only one that made sense was Jesse Ventura’s Do I Stand Alone. In the book, he is talking about getting back to constitutional principles:
“In order for a democratic society to work the way it’s supposed to, we not only need an efficient, corruption-proof government run by the people, we also need a strong social fabric. It takes both reinforcing each other. Each one fills a function that the other can’t.”
Not too bad for a former professional wrestler, huh?
Alright, now here comes the tricky part. I’m supposed to tag some other peeps but I don’t know that many other blogging folk. So I suppose I will tag some people that I’ve never ‘met’ and make some new blog buddies.
1. Brian from In Repair
5. Word Lily
So now we will see if complete strangers will respond to a tag. My guess is that a couple will. If you would like to open up the book you are reading and do the same in the comments, that would be cool. Let’s see how many different books we are reading.