Book page meme

Merry Christmas everyone!

I was combing through my NetNewsWire backlog and trying to get to 0 items waiting to be read before the New Year and ran across Erik’s book page meme entry. I’ve never done one of these before, but I’ll try it. :)

Page 123 meme

  1. Grab the nearest book.
  2. Open the book to page 123.
  3. Find the fifth sentence.
  4. Post the text of the sentence in your journal along with these instructions.
  5. Don’t search around and look for the “coolest” book you can find. Do what’s actually next to you.

“Personally, I like compatibility.”

That’s page 123, fifth sentence of Love is the Killer App by Tim Sanders.

By the way, I tried to trace back this meme to its origins. Couldn’t quite get back all the way. I got stuck somewhere in LiveJournal. I found an interesting autopsy of the page 23 meme. I wonder how it got converted into page 123. Its like the telephone game via blogs…

2 Replies to “Book page meme”

  1. Boy I thought my source material would doom it (see below), and sentences 1,2,3, and 4 of page 123 were awful, but then the 5th had an unmistakable resonance:

    “To which most people replied: “Give me some of that.””
    -Arcade Fever: The Fan’s Guide to the Golden Age of Video Games.

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