Tuesday, January 19, 2010

The Queen's Meme #21 - The Wisdom at Twenty-One

This is a royal twist on an old meme. This is how it works: You must follow the directions to the letter.

1. Find the nearest bookshelf of your favorite reads, cookbooks, tech books, magazines. It doesn't matter. This will work for all print media. If you don't have seven books lined up on a shelf, grab the first seven you see around the house.
2. Book #1: Turn to page 21. Read the 21st sentence (you may have to turn the page).
Write it down.

3. Do the same with the first seven books or articles you see. The sentences will make a paragraph. You must write them down in the order you found them.

4. When you are finished, read over your "story" and title it.

5. Show us your bibliography at the end of this meme. 

 My result
Self titled: After It's Said and Done

This time a folded piece of newsprint fell out, yellowing and brittle to the touch.  My mother puts a hand on my shoulder.  "What do you know about that kind of stuff?" He was always ready to talk if anyone wanted him to, but no one ever responded.  But that would be a lot of trouble.  "See what happens when people do not keep their promises!" 
Where is my pain? he thought.

Biography (List of books and authors): 
  1.  Lisey's Story - Stephen King
  2.  have a little faith - Mitch Albom
  3.  She's Come Undone - Wally Lamb
  4.  Astonishing Splashes of Color - Clare Morrall
  5.  Superfudge - Judy Blume
  6.  Best-Loved Folktales/Beauty and The Beast 
  7.  the five people you meet in heaven - Mitch Albom

That was fun.  Unfortunately touching books in the daylight hours is not a good thing for me.  Now all I want to do is curl up with a mug of something warm, a blanket and these fantastic books.  
This was no easy task for me, teasing myself almost.  Only allowed to open the books to page 21 and skim to the 21st sentence.  What should have taken me 20 minutes took me a few hours.  What is it with these things?  I just can't put them down and when I do...I'm on to the next. 
(Thanks, Mom) ♥


Melissa Mashburn said...

I enjoyed that a great deal! It was nice to see someone else use a children's book besides me.

Anonymous said...

I agree...I wanted to read them all again...

Kerri said...

@Melissa: I had many children books to choose from but only one actually contained 21 pages...my oldest boy who will be 4 in March loves books...wonder where he got that from?

@coopernicus: such a wonderful dilemma to have, isn't it? Thanks for checking out my post.

Mimi Lenox said...

Now that was cool!! I had the same problem. I could barely stand to skip over the page and only read the 21st sentence. I got distracted counting as the words pulled me in.


P.S. You are most certainly not in the dungeon. And I have added you to my blog list.