Wednesday, 7 May 2008

123 Book Quote Tag

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PV of Finding Me has "tagged" me in an interesting book challenge.

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.

1. My book: "The Brain Dance" written by Shani Grove. Illustrated by... me! :-)

I illustrated this self-help psychology book over a decade ago. I found my old copy when I was unpacking my personal stuff this week. Would you believe I've never read this book? I did the illustrations and got to know the pages/portions I was working on off by heart, but the in-between bits are unknown territory, I'm ashamed to say. Having read page 123 and found it interesting I will have to sit down some day and read the rest. Sorry it took so long, Shani!

The three sentences on page 123:
Unfortunately, this strategy of greed or selfishness does not work very well for him, because he is never sated and never gains the feeling of satisfaction and balance he seeks. It is as though he grabs everything and hoards it in a bottomless pit. The bottomless pit is his selfishness.

...and for the curious, here's how that paragraph ended:
Selfishness is therefore geared to getting something you never had (love), but if you seek love in this way you will never find it. Selfishness and self-love are not the same thing. In fact, they are the opposites.

I am tagging five bloggers I think will give me unique and/or interesting books/sentences:

1. Cliff
2. Mother Hen
3. Holly
4. Jeff
5. Russell
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7 comments:

  1. Michelle, I will have to do this when I get home, as the book I'm currently reading doesn't have 5 sentences on page 123. But that's good because I have a post in draft loosly based on that book.

    I may have another book on the front seat of my car that I'm working on. I'll check at either break or lunch time.

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  2. Ooo, this will be fun. I may not have time to do it until this weekend, but will enjoy it!

    Great quote, by the way.

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  3. Can we get a glimpse of the illustrations? :-)

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  4. COOL!
    I still owe you an old photo meme :)
    And I'll do this too :)

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  5. WOW, I LOVE your quotation!!! :-))))

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  6. It is on my "to-do" list. I think I have done once before, but I am sure I have different books now. ;) I am looking forward to it.

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  7. Hi Jacques

    I thought I had the pictures scanned onto my computer, but can't find them. At the moment the scanner is still laking power - the lead has vanished somewhere in packing/unpacking mayhem!

    There weren't many pictures, just a few black and white line drawings, but it was a thrill for me as it was the first time I ever saw my name in print. I used to go to CNA (you'll understand that lol) and just stand by her books on the display rack... grinning.

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