Book? What Book?

Thank you , dear Frances for tagging me. Here are the rules for this not-a-meme-book-meme.
Pick up the nearest book of 123 pages or more. (No cheating!)
Find Page 123.Find the first 5 sentences.Post the next 3 sentences.Tag 5 people.

I wish I had cheated, because this is what I have for you today, honest to goodness:

"What am I going to do?
'I expect you'll whip through these in no time!' she says gaily. 'The ironing board's just there', she adds with a nod."
from Sophie Kinsella's The Undomestic Goddess.
What? Did you actually expect me to have A Dissertation on the Dialectic of Neo-Hegelian Nihilism? Don't worry, I didn't pay for it - I picked up a copy at the library because it was on display near the check-out. I haven't started this faschinating book yet, but it was the nearest 123-plus-page book underfoot. Literally. See picture. I am sure Martine ballerine or Junie B. Jones, First Grader would have been considerably more interesting. But rules are rules. And so, I hereby tag Andi, Brian, Fawzan, Joy, and Mazen.


Neda said...

Hegel? Nihilism? Ironing Board? The paradoxical necessity of entrusting yourself to chance while at the same time remembering that you are a human being with a choice working towards a specific blogpost leaves me wondering about the fate of Martine... How's that for empty dialectics, huh? **smile** ....The Undomesticated Postmodernist :)

Neda said...

And yeah, lovely post...but I wanted to see a new digicollage to go with that too..C'mon, do it for your sister..Make my day!

dianeclancy said...

Hi Rima,

Ya, you lucked out!! My sentences were long! So at least you could have spent 2 weeks making an oil painting to go with it!!


Thank you! hugs,
~ Diane Clancy

bmtyson said...

Am still it? I tagged 5 of my friends. Check it out when you get a chance (www.bmtyson.com). BTW - we had snow today, so you must have read my comment the other day asking you to send some of your snow our way. Thanks!

Susan Tuttle said...

I had such a nice visit to your blog - wonderful digital art.

Stop by sometime if you get a chance.


Frances said...

Love it. I think this should run and run. page 123 is such an interesting approach.
Yay for you.
At least it wasn't a Mills and Boon.
Anyhow, are you improved now? Or do you have to read the whole book for that?

Francesca said...

Lol, what a fun idea! I must go find some page 123s to amuse myself with!

Joy Logan said...

Sorry just got home from a weekend away to a hectic week here...next time HUGS all!

John (Copyright JMM 2007-2008) said...

"A smarter strategy would have been to just do the meme, smile politely and move on, with narry a complaint. "

a meme is a concept by which menmen measure their pain....

Having peed into the winter wind, I smile politely and move on, with narry a complaint.

The Artful Eye said...

You worked it out. Happy day,Rima!

Rima said...

Well, after reading everyone's meme - I wish I had cheated! Dadadadadaaaaaah ♫ Here's to Italo Calvino driving a taxi, searching for Ibn Batuta - next time, I'll pull down my Freud primer to amuse you.

Thank you Brian for playing so graciously along - I wonder if hubby will actually respond. Joy is excused.

Stay upwind everyone.

deef said...

Merci d'être passée me faire un petit coucou, j'ai été très touché ! Tes collages numériques sont superbes…bravo.
PS. Je n'aurais jamais cru que Martine était internationale ;))

Rima said...

Mais bien sur, cher deef, elle est internationale et inter-generationelle aussi, hehe... j'adore les illustrations, classiques et immuables - et mes filles en raffolent maintenant

Joy Logan said...

Please don't be mad ok Neda? I haven't even unpacked. I am a procrastinator,big time.

Andi said...

Hi Rima. Sorry I'm a little late, but I did the meme. Thanks, it was fun!