Monday, February 04, 2008

Book Meme

Woeful, over @ the Library, tagged me with this meme:


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

I had to do some searching for a book because at the moment, my desk is surprisingly book free. I finally turned to the damaged book box near me and now I give you Ovid's Metamorphoses as translated by Mary M. Innes. Luckily, it still has page 123.

Urania answered her: 'Whatever your reason for visiting our home, goddess, you are most welcome. All the same, the story is true: Pegasus it was, who produced this spring'- and she led Pallas to the sacred stream. The goddess stood for a long time, gazing in wonder at waters produced by the kick from the horse's hoof.

Now if 5 people want to volunteer to do this, I'll link to your blogs in this post.

Sam has volunteered.
Library Chicken wants in too.
Bee volunteered!
Librarian Ire's also participating.

And Anon and Liron have added their contributions in the comments.



Blogger Mrsradcliffe said...

I'll do it, will post it now on

7:12 AM, February 05, 2008  
Blogger Mrsradcliffe said...

Actually sorry I still don't know how to tag other people so can't do it.
Apologies! Great blog btw!

7:15 AM, February 05, 2008  
Blogger Sam said...

This one sounds quite fun! I'll do it and tag five other people too! I wont be able to post the meme at the moment as I am at work, but have some good medical books on my desk!! Will post this evening with the results!

10:00 AM, February 05, 2008  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

don't have a blog but would like to add my 2 pesitos.

From "Learning to Listen, Listening to Learn" by Mary Enck Jalongo...

"Regular Communications. Programs should know how families prefer to keep in touch (in-person meetings, telephone conversations, quick exchanges at pickup or drop-off, notes, emailes, etc.), and they should communicate often.
Evaluations of Materials. Many programs loan out materials that children can take home, such as books and audiotapes. Often the parent is asked to complete a brief evaluation card, to learn which materials were more and less useful."

Man if that ain't inspiring stuff.

12:58 PM, February 05, 2008  
Blogger Vampire Librarian said...

Anon, that's a book you're being made to read isn't it? I know I'd have to be.

2:41 PM, February 05, 2008  
Blogger Vampire Librarian said...

Mrs.Radcliffe, here is everything I know about tagging: You list five blogs and link to them in your meme post. Hopefully, the bloggers have not been tagged already. And that's it. You could comment on the tagged blogs letting the blogger know they've been tagged, but it isn't necessary.

2:47 PM, February 05, 2008  
Blogger library chicken said...

Good fun!

The researchers concluded that the planes had broken apart at altitude, spilling most of their human contents into the sea. To figure out exactly where the fuselage had broken apart, they looked at whether the passengers had been clothed or naked when pulled from the sea. Sir Harold's theory was that hitting the sea from a height of several miles would knock one's clothes off, but that hitting the sea inside the largely intact tail of the plane would not, and that they could therefore surmise the point of breakup as the dividing line between clothed and naked cadavers.

2:48 PM, February 05, 2008  
Blogger Vampire Librarian said...

Great excerpt, LC. I really need to read that book.

5:41 PM, February 05, 2008  
Blogger bee said...

I'll do it. I'll post now at:

7:40 PM, February 05, 2008  
Blogger Sam said...

and here is the actual link to the meme that I said I'd do!!

4:14 AM, February 06, 2008  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

hi! even i dont have a blog i would like to add my choice.this is from "love is a dog from hell"by charles bukowski.:"a single dog walking alone on a hot sidewalk of summer.appears to have the power of ten thousand gods.why is this?"best wishes from liron in israel

11:32 AM, February 06, 2008  
Blogger Vampire Librarian said...


That sounds so awesome. I haven't read Bukowski. I know next to nothing about poetry, but I'll have to pick something up by him. Thanks for contributing.

5:37 AM, February 07, 2008  
Anonymous Penchwiban! said...

Well, shoot, I just took a whole stack of books out of my office before I read your blog. The only two left randomly lying around are two Welsh-English dictionaries -- not very exciting reading -- although they do have some wonderful words for things, i.e.

penchwibanu, (v) to become hairbrained.

Alas, I highly doubt it is on page 123. I'll have to participate another day.

12:12 PM, February 12, 2008  
Blogger Vampire Librarian said...

Neat. That sounds like a word we need in English.

5:57 PM, February 12, 2008  

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