Friday, February 1, 2008

Into the Wild at the Kitchen Table

It appears I have been tagged by Suzanne.

The rules of this game:

Pick up the nearest book of 123 pages or more.
(No cheating!) Find Page 123.
Find the first 5 sentences.
Post the next 3 sentences.
Tag 5 people.

Fire up the MacBook Pro in the kitchen this morning and, reading the rules of this game, fumble around in the dark for the nearest book. Flip on the light switch. It's my daughter Amelia's Lost Star: The Story of Amelia Earhart by Patricia Lauber. 106 pages. Next book. It's the one Amelia gave me for Christmas, that my wife's now reading. (Why I won't cheat, I don't know. Not even tempted here in the quiet.)

More and more of the classes he took addressed such pressing social issues as racism and world hunger and inequities in the distribution of wealth. But despite his aversion to money and conspicuous consumption, Chris's political leanings could not be described as liberal.
Indeed, he delighted in ridiculing the policies of the Democratic Party and was a vocal admirer of Ronald Reagan.
Into the Wild, by Jon Krakauer

From this kitchen table in Texas, once the wild wild West, I tag Billie, Deborah, Hugo, Lily, Philip.


Anonymous said...

Thanks, friend, but you tagged me TWICE! But I'll play along . . . two times. ;-)

J. K. Gayle said...

Billie, my friend: thanks!

Billie, my friend: thanks!