Sunday, May 13, 2007
Literary Meme
I don't usually do "memes," but I like this one:

1. Grab the nearest book.
2. Open it to page 161.
3. Find the fifth full sentence.
4. Post the text of the sentence along with these instructions.
5. Don't search around and look for the coolest book you can find. Do what's actually next to you.

I was sitting next to the bookshelf, so there were lots of books next to me, but the sentence from the one I grabbed was:

"In significant ways, the Goddess feminists are thinking what has not yet been thought - at least not in the Judeo-Christian tradition - and for that reason alone they deserve a serious hearing."

That was from the book Metaphorical Theology: Models of God in Religious Language. Sounds like a real page turner, eh? ;) Though that quote makes me slightly more inclined to bump it up higher on my reading list.

If you do the meme, feel free to post your sentences in my comments here.


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At 5/13/2007 08:07:00 PM, Blogger Dan Harlow

She pushed her face into the man's shoulder.

From the short story 'Why Don't You Dance?' which is collected in the book 'Where I'm Calling From' by Raymond Carver.

This meme seems to have exposed the only bad sentence Raymond Carver ever wrote. :)


At 5/13/2007 09:23:00 PM, Blogger Dan Barnett.

"Being honest brings blessing because God is true."
--from "Beyond Beliefe to Convictions" by Josh McDowell. This was the second book closest to me. The closest said "Chapter 23"


At 5/13/2007 09:57:00 PM, Blogger gerbmom

"The Da Vinci code movie had just been released and Tim was doing a series of lectures addressing some of the issues the movie had raised: What was the role of women in the church?"

That was from the book I Sold My Soul on eBay by Hemant Mehta . Guess I'll have to wait for the answer until I get to that chapter. ;)


At 5/14/2007 07:44:00 AM, Blogger Kay

"Be still and know that I am God."

The Heart of Christianity, Marcus Borg


At 5/14/2007 08:55:00 AM, Blogger PrincessMax

Charlie Corneal stayed in the boat with more spare tanks.

This is from Lady and the Sharks, a memoir by Eugenie Clark. The four sentences before it were pretty cool, setting up a dive to see if a hole full of water was actually a Native American grave. However, rules are rules.


At 5/14/2007 02:22:00 PM, Blogger Shawna

1. Cover your work surface with newspapers.

From my Junior Girl Scout Handbook



At 5/14/2007 05:46:00 PM, Blogger Spook

"Now I want you to study the animation program's code and running program."


At 5/14/2007 09:04:00 PM, Blogger Pat

"The Breastplate of Patrick - Lorica in Latin, in Irish the Faeth Fiada - is a morning song of praise and invocation."
- from St. Patrick of Ireland by Philip Freeman


At 5/15/2007 12:24:00 AM, Blogger Nance

We took all his cities at that time, and we utterly destroyed the men, women, and little ones of every city; we left none remaining. Deuteronomy 2:34



At 5/15/2007 05:44:00 PM, Blogger Julie

I played.

Even in these biblical accounts, which were obviously written to demean and debase her actions, the description revealed that she took part in the sexual customs of her own free will and that she viewed them not as an obligatory or compulsory duty but as pleasant occasion, rather like festive parties.

Hmm. Interesting. Thats from a discussion of Hosea and Gomer from When God was a Woman by Merlin Stone