Wednesday, December 20, 2006

Not a Christmas Story

I've been tagged for a book meme by Sumo. I love doing memes, except for "memory" ones about childhood.

- Find the nearest book.
- Name the book and the author.
- Turn to page 123.
- Go to the fifth sentence on the page.
- Copy out the next three sentences and post to your blog.
- Tag three more folks.

Book - Clara Bow: Running Wild
Author - by David Stenn

Clara listened politely, "agreed with us, admired our platitudes--and went right on being Clara Bow." In this instance, being Clara Bow meant telling a dirty joke with graphic gestures and a punchline which, recalls Colleen Moore, had its narrator squatting to make her point. "I was as shocked as everybody else," Moore admits, "but I had to laugh inside, she did such a first-rate job."

The other books I'm reading are:
Days of Obsidian, Days of Grace: selected poetry and prose by four Native American writers. Those writers are Al Hunter, Denise Sweet, Jim Northrup and Adrian C. Louis.

Jeno: The Power of the Peddler, by Jeno F. Paulucci. He's a local big-wig

The Ayn Rand Cult by Jeff Walker. The author is very one-sided (against) Ayn Rand, but I guess the title of the book would tell you that! I read a couple of Rand's books when I was younger and really liked them as good stories, but did not agree with her heartless political/social ideas.

All are very good books that I'm limping through (because of being too busy to read much lately.) I didn't know much about Clara Bow and it's quite an interesting book.

Work has been crazy lately, we're preparing for a big event on Thursday. No, I haven't taken any of the five days off that I will lose at the end of the year. Speaking of crazy, last night I went out for a quick dinner with the temp. She had asked me a couple of weeks ago if we could eat out right after work. I don't know what I was thinking! The temp is a nice woman and all that, but I'd worked with her all day. Good thing the dinner was short and we both went home to see each other at work again today.

Well, what books are you reading? Probably it's hard for to find time to read right now, too. And, do you socialize with the people from your work?


Blogger Frederick said...

I haven't read a book for pleasure in so long it makes me feel guilty thinking about it. I don't associate with people from work because I never have the opportunity to. We all live to far apart from each other and with kids it's just an insane proposition.

6:13 AM  
Blogger Happy and Blue 2 said...

When I read it's usually non fiction. And it's usually to get specific information rather than actually read the whole book.

I avoid contact with the people I work with outside of work. They are nice people but all we really have in common is work. And I'd rather forget about it when I'm not there.
I have hiked and biked with some of them though and that was fun..

7:50 AM  
Blogger BikerCandy said...

I do hang out with people from work. Several of them are actually very good friends of mine. It seems the older I get the more my work and my home life are integrated.

As for reading, I finished my last book and I just haven't had the tine to start the new one. Hopefully I can do that this weekend. I'm hoping to have a nice relaxing 4 day weekend!

8:45 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"I love doing memes, except for "memory" ones about childhood."

Boy howdy.

Ayn Rand: read more lectures than fiction, although I read "Atlas Shrugged" and "The Fountainhead." The fiction was a genius idea she had there to sugar-coat her ideas, IMO. Once you start reading the lectures and some of her "groupies..." It turned me off.

10:04 AM  
Blogger Steven Novak said...

I am currently reading various comic books...

And no...I am not 15. ;)


2:48 PM  
Blogger Michelle said...

I quite enjoyed some of Ayn Rand...very philisophical :o)

Ecck! No, i never socialise with anyone from work..LOL can you imagine the legal talk?!!

I read tons of academic books, but i did enjoy a recommendation of yours....Jodi Piccoult...fabulous!
I bought myself some new books for Christmas so i am going to enjoy reading those before going back to the trenches!!

11:25 PM  
Blogger Lightning Bug's Butt said...

Ayn Rand has a cult. I thoughht we were all such sensible people.

3:15 AM  
Blogger sumo said...

I'm reading about orchids and their care. When I worked I didn't socialize with co-workers...I didn't like them.

4:02 AM  
Blogger Emily said...

I'm not currently reading anything because the last few books I read I just picked out myself and they sucked! They were just kind of shallow with weak story lines. I'm waiting for someone to recommend a great book, cause I just can't read another bad one (once I start a book, I have to finsih it no matter how sucky it is). One book I would recommend if you haven't read it yet is "Stolen Lives." It is a true is very good. And, yes, I socialize with people from work on occasion! (I signed this comment with my old blogger account because it wouldn't let me leave a comment real website is

8:09 AM  

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