Wednesday, April 2, 2008

Wordy Wednesday: Book Meme

Both my great buddies Mickey and Yao-Lin tagged me for the book meme, so I'm gonna make this a Wordy Wednesday.

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 and post a comment to Empress once you post it to your blog so she can come see!

This is kinda hard, because Momma always has lots of books lying around everywhere. We live in a small 'partment, and Momma still found some way to fit 10 book shelves in here. She says it's her job. I think she's a little bit crazy, too, though, quite frankly.

So there are three books on the coffee table next to our laptop right now: Hollywood and War: a Reader; The Souls of Black Folk by W.E.B. Dubois; and Anatomy of Criticism by some Bean named Northrop Frye.

Well, I'm going to choose the Hollywood book, because that is the one that sounds like the most fun.

"Many stereotypes have been fostered by the motion picture. The visual immediacy of film has proved ideal for the simplistic depiction of national characteristics. The visual image of the German solider, for example, is common coin today on movie screens and television sets, but it is often forgotten that Americans were first introduced to aspects of this image by the films of World War I."

Well, I guess that wasn't much fun, either. Sorry, buddies.

I'm going to tag Dr. Tweety & co. and the Furry Kids! I think that's more than five, actually, but I'm not too good at math.

29 comments:

Sunny's Mommy said...

Mommies read some strange books :-p

Captain Jack and Sir Dante said...

Our Mommy and Daddy have tons of books everywhere too! Can you believe sometimes they would rather read than play with us? What is wrong with the beans?

Dragonheart & Merlin said...

Our humans have books everywhere as well. Back in Canada, they had to stop buying books, and start going to the library, because they didn't have enough space for all the books! Here in Germany, where the libraries don't have many English-language books, they've had to go back to buying books (they are very happy amazon.de has a good English books section). For some reason, they don't like it when we chew on their books.

DEBRA said...

Momma's got LOTS and lots of books too. I like to sit on top of them and occasionally she stacks them up and when I jump on top they fall down BOOM. I don't like it when the books fall down.

Purrs
Abby

Sultanfus and Guy said...

Ma had a book shelf built in her office because she always wanted a wall of books. Im still trying to figure out a way to jump up on the top shelves!

PB & J said...

Those sound like cool books JB! We have tons too - but they aren't nearly as good (they taste good though).

HRH Yao-Lin said...

No, that is interesting Jimmy Joe. It sounds like a very thought provoking book.

Queen Snickers and Empress said...

I'm always having to get rid of the books momma reads or no one would ever see her! Can you believe she was late to day hunting last week because she was standing in line for the grand opening of a half priced book store? The first 100 people got a tote bag and gift card. Then she told her boss lady she got stuck in traffic, oh the shame! ~Queen Snickers

Parker said...

Books and cats are a great combination. At least that's what Mommy says!

Veronica (M) said...

dat book sounds compilicaated

Mickey said...

Oh Jimmy joe it was fun!!! We just like to know what sort of stuff our beans read ;)
Funny how no beans are reading cat books,heehee
Thanks for playing !
Purrs Mickey

Dr Tweety of da Fab Five said...

Jimmy Joe,
Your momee iz furry litter-rare, speshully if she iz readin DuBois. Dat iz a diffycult book to gets through. I myself am more inclined to da soulz of Holly-wood folk...'cuz I likes to laugh at da goinz on.
I will gets to da meme...but it might be a itty-bitty bit. Tanks fur taggin' me & da gang. In fact...I might makes one of dem take it.

The Cat Realm said...

Hahahah - this book meme is a strange one! If the computer would be in the other room we could have chosen from about four different books!
It seems that humans who decide to go into employment by cats also like to read.....

Zippy, Sadie and Speedy said...

Um, dem is not da kind of books mom reads out loud to us. She once read a algebra book out loud to us and we all left!

Adan*Michico said...

Wowww....very interesting book~!!

Monty Q. Kat said...

Beans read weird things...

Kellie The Orange Cat said...

My Mum reads alot too, she recently donated alot of her books which was quite a sad day for her, but less clutter for the house.

Chairman Mao said...

Yur momma sounds like my momma about books! She's got lotsa booky shelves and lots and lots and lots of books!

Kittyhugs and purrs from MaoMao!

Forty Paws said...

Well, we hope that those books are required for your Mom's degree, cause they don't sound like light reading.

Luf, Us

Christine and FAZ said...

Wow you guys sure have some intellectual reading in your home my humans just read loads of Sci Fi and Crime - not intellectual at all. FAZ

Gandalf & Grayson said...

That was funny, Jimmy Joe. It just shows how silly our humans can be.

Eric and Flynn said...

Our mum duzn't read intellygent books like that. She yooshully reads Stephen King and similar books.

Boy said...

I think you should give that book a bitey!

Icon Baxter Bentley said...

humm, i think it's interesting.. I didn't know that stereotypes had foster moms, too...

Cecil the Cougar: said...

10 Bookshelves? WOW! Your Mommie must really love to read. Does she have The Cat in the Hat?

DaisyMae Maus said...

Mom has so many books that she has to drive them to her classroom so that we have places to sit!

Good job with the meme, Jimmy Joe!
DMM

Dr Tweety of da Fab Five said...

JJ: We still haz not done da meme! Dis iz disgracefull. I will bite da momeez butt & triez to gets her in gear. Mebbe dis weekend?

The Cat Realm said...

Hi Jimmy Joe - just checking in, how are you doing? Has spring arrived in your neck of the woods yet.....?

Tiger Lily said...

Hi Jimmy Joe! That book sounds like a textbook. Mom reads mostly fantasy because she had to read so many textbooks when she was taking classes. Sometimes I think she should start reading serious books again though.

Would you please tell Coco I have tagged her for the Book Meme? Then we can know how another one of your books sounds!