Friday, April 18, 2008

My Mother is Running for President

It's Friday, and I hadn't planned to post a message (What me post messages almost every day? Unheard of! Happened this week, tho.)

Fiona Bayrock over at Books And 'Rocks has tagged me with something a little different---a book meme.
Here are the rules:

1. Pick up the nearest book.
2. Open to page 123.
3. Find the fifth sentence.
4. Post the next three sentences.
5. Tag five people

Okay. Put down that Adult romance book. What Children's book (or YA) would have that many pages?
In my "you gotta read this next because you are bootalking new books when you go to the schools in May to advertise the Summer Reading Program at the library" pile -- is -- AS IF BEING 12 3/4 ISN'T BAD ENOUGH, MY MOTHER IS RUNNING FOR PRESIDENT! by Donna Gephart.

The title caught my eye what with this being presidential election year and a woman is running, etc., etc., etc.
Gotta read it.

hmmm. page 123:
you lose = there is no fifth sentence on this page.
It's the end of a chapter and has only three sentences on the page.

Will it count if I quote those sentences?
okay --
"We walk out together, Mom with her shoulders back and Grandma with her head held high: Team Rothrock. We walk right past those nosy reporters and get into the car. And even though I just lost the Regional Spelling Bee because of a cookie, I feel surprisingly good."

(clue -- this is where the protag stops focusing on her spelling bee competition and tells her mom that she'll help her with her political campaign.)

page 123 (or close to it) is a turning point in this book.
I wonder if that happens in other longer books?

I'll tag:
nobody right now -- I have to put a kid to bed.
I'll think about who to tag, later.

1 comment:

Wild About Words said...

Hey, Wendie,

Donna Gephart here. What fun to happen upon your blog this Saturday morning. Am so glad my book caught your eye.

All best,