Thursday, January 18, 2007

book tag

My friends Elaine and Jenny tagged me. So, here we go.

The tag instructions...
1) Grab the book closest to you
2) Open to page 123, go down to the fourth sentence
3) Post the text of the following 3 sentences
4) Name the author and book title
5) Tag three people to do the same


"Mrs. Bennet had so carefully provided for the entertainment of her brother and sister that they did not once sit down to a family dinner. When the engagement was for home, some of the officers always made part of it, of which officers Mr. Wickham was sure to be one; and on these occasions, Mrs. Gardiner, rendered suspicious by Elizabeth's warm commendation of him, narrowly observed them both. Without supposing them, from what she saw, to be very seriously in love, their preference of each other was plain enough to make her a little uneasy; and she resolved to speak to Elizabeth on the subject before she left Hertfordshire, and represent to her the imprudence of encouraging such an attachment."


Now, I'm supposed to give you the author and title, but I think we'll make this a little game today. Anyone know what book this is?


I can tell you that I've enjoyed reading it, but will not soon pick up another of this author's books. It is just far too much work for my little brain to comprehend the antiquated language to follow the story.

And consider yourself tagged.....post a comment and let me know if you're playing along.

Update: you all got it right! Why am I not surprised? The quote is from Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen. I'm not quite finished with it yet, but bound and determined to do so. Then, maybe I'll watch one of the movie versions!

13 comments:

Jim said...

I know - Chapter 25

Jenni said...

nope....chapter 4 (volume 3)

Sarah B said...

I'm confused by your dad's comment...but I know the book is "P & P" (for the sake of other guessers :) Good for you for reading it all! I'll send you a tag of the book I finished last week. Sarah B

Jim said...

Well, I knew the book also, but the online version says it's chapter 25.

Jenni said...

ok Daddy, you get points too....

Anonymous said...

I finding reading this author is a great stress and/or depression reliever or when you just want to tune out to the realities of today. Especially this book which is particularly delightful.

Anonymous said...

I finding reading this author is a great stress and/or depression reliever or when you just want to tune out to the realities of today. Especially this book which is particularly delightful.

Anonymous said...

I finding reading this author is a great stress and/or depression reliever or when you just want to tune out to the realities of today. Especially this book which is particularly delightful.

Anonymous said...

I finding reading this author is a great stress and/or depression reliever or when you just want to tune out to the realities of today. Especially this book which is particularly delightful.

That Girl said...

P & P

Anonymous said...

That is my favorite book in the world...just watched the A and E movie version of it last night for the second time and that sucker is 6 hours long!

Anonymous said...

You're quick. Wow - it's amazing how long the sentences are in your book. Hope you're staying warm and having a great week!

Heather said...

Well, I don't keep a blog, so I'll post my results here...

"The basis for this concept is contained within Statements 5 through 7 in Chapter 4 of Accounting Research Bulletin Number 43. Statement 5 notes that when the utility (as indicated by damage, obsolescence, and so forth) of a good falls below its recorded cost, one must recognize a loss for the full amount of the difference in the current period. Statement 6 defines "market" as the current replacement cost of an inventory item, except that the resulting market cost cannot be less than the item's net realizable value less a normal profit margin, nor can it exceed the net realizable value less any completion and disposal costs."
"Inventory Accounting: A Comprehensive Guide" by Steven M. Bragg

(And, yes, I've read the book!)