Wednesday, January 14, 2009

Page 56, sentence 5

We've been tagged by Grandma at Pet Peeves and Other Rantings, and here are the rules:

1. Grab the nearest book.
2. Open to page 56.
3. Find the fifth sentence.
4. Post the text of the next 2 to 5 sentences, along with these rules.
5. Don't dig for your favorite book, the cool book, or the intellectual book.
Pick the nearest book!
6. Tag five other people to do the same

First, I'd like to say this...there are two of us Grandmas writing in this blog, so I hope G2 will do this as well. Also, I don't know too many people with blogspot blogs as of yet, so I'll not be tagging others (unless I happen to think of a likely victim, bwa ha ha!).

Second, I'm currently working in a group home for developmentally delayed adults, and the nearest few books don't happen to have 56 pages. That being the case, I grabbed the first of two books I brought along with me:

The nearest book is: How to Publish your Nonfiction Book, a Complete Guide to Making the Right Publisher Say Yes, by Rudy Shur.

Page 56, fifth sentence:
Will the book sell enough copies to make money for the company? Just as in large firms, an acquisitions editor of a moderate-sized publishing hous is usually responsible for signing on books in a specific category. Knowing his market is critical. To increase his chances of signing on "winning" titles for his company, he mush be aware of the type of books within his category that have sold well. He must understand why some books are winners, while others are not.

Tag, G2 :)

Who would like to thank Grandma for sending this along and getting me 'out of my head', so to speak. I'm having surgery (maybe) that I really really really don't want, next week. I've been obsessing and worrying, and I really did need to get myself out of that headspace.

OK, here goes nothing

The book closest to me may not even have a readable page 56, but I will see what happens.

I have, closest to me, a rather dog chewed, no not dog eared, book titled For the Life of Your Dog by Greg Louganis and Betsey Sikoro Siino. And, lo and behold, page 56 is intact! The next 2- 5 sentences after the fifth sentence (which would make it sentences 7-12) state: "There isn't a perfect line either.But you owe it to yourself, to your family and friends, to your dog, and to the whole dog family at large to be informed and prepared about health issues when you bring a new dog into your family." (Oh come on, Greg...surely that could have been divided up into at least three or four sentences!!) sigh. "You will not only be prepared to make a wiser choice, you'll also have a better idea of what to do if things go wrong. Genetic problems have to be addressed through screening and family history because they probably won't be apparent when you first meet a litter of adorable little puppies, or a big strapping shelter dog." (are we there yet?) "Beyond that, you have to do some on-the-spot health evaluating to get an idea of the animal's overall health." (Phew, done)

I am not sure what the purpose of the exercise was; perhaps to get me to once more admit that one of my new dog's first acts in my house was to eat this book. But I have done it for the other two Grandmas. Not funny that I would have this book sitting at the computer; I have been researching handling classes today and was using it earlier to look up a few things. Then I decided that I would just sit and look at the picture of one of my idols...who is aging quite nicely. At any rate, it is done, and I am done as well. Sorry to disappoint; I am not reading much right now.

Henry reminds me, quite insistently, that it is time for chores to be done.( I wonder if Greg has any good answers for the "un-patterning" of dogs. Perhaps I need to sit and read this cover to cover instead of just looking at the pictures.)


I bet you HAVE been looking at the of Greg Louganis, ha ha. I want to see the pictures, too...S2

well, it was either that or "I am Sam, Sam I am, I do not like green eggs and ham."(Nice pictures, and the dogs aren't bad either...G2

Well my other choice would have been "Good Work, Amelia Bedelia", the last page of which was page 56 (I swear this is true). But there were only two sentences on it. S2

1 comment:

Grandma said...

You did it. I am very proud of you.
And such interesting information, that is if you're writing a book.
Hope things all work out good for you.