The Republic of T.

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Nearest Book Meme

It’s been a while since I’ve joined in on a book meme, or even blogged about what I’m reading. (Not that I haven’t been reading. I still have my commute to and from work to get in a bit of reading, and I manage to get in a few pages before passing out at night.) So, now that Philip Barron of Waveflux has tagged me with a familiar-sounding book meme, I guess this as good a time as any to hit the books again.

It goes a little something like this.


1. Grab the nearest book (that is at least 123 pages long).
2. Open to p. 123.
3. Go down to the 5th sentence.
4. Type in the following 3 sentences.
5. Tag five people.

So, here goes.

Would you believe right now I’m reading Kitty Kelley’s The Family: The Real Story of the Bush Dynast? I have to confess a kind of morbid fascination at just what kind of family spawned Dubya. (Basically, I’ve been reduced to asking over and over again “How does someone get that way?”) After Bush on the Couch, I decided I wanted to know more, so I picked up the Kelley book and David Corn’s The Lies of George W. Bush via Bookmooch.

I just picked up The Family yesterday.  On page 123, the next three sentences after the 5th sentence are:

Dotty spoke up from the front seat: “You’re in a jam with Abraham.” Ryan laughed, and the next day Prescott used the phrase, “Don’t believe that sign that says you’re better off with Ribicoff,” he said in a speech. “The fact is, you’ll be in a jam with Abraham.”

Not terribly juicy, I’m afraid.

Now I have to tag people. So, here goes: Katharine, Kip, JWChris, and Rachel.