Saturday, February 9, 2008

Book meme me!!

FranIAm tagged me with this book meme, so here are the rules form her site.

Pick up the nearest book of 123 pages or more. (No cheating!)

I looked on the couch I was sitting on and Freakonomics was sitting there. Apparently, I had not yet put it away. It is not uncommon for me to have books on my couch, but usually they are the ones are am currently reading, not this time.

Find Page 123.

Find the first 5 sentences and read them.

Post the next 3 sentences.

"By 2000, more than two million people were in prison, roughly four times the number as of 1972. Fully half of that increase took place during the 1990s. The evidence linking increased punishment with lower crime rates is very strong."

Tag 5 people.
Comrade Kevin (because I have a feeling that he will have an interesting book to mention)
Whiskey Marie (because well this girl is crazy, in a good way, and so I really want a look into her books)
Cunning Runt (I know the Runt has got to have great taste in books)
BAC (I know she wouldn't disappoint)
Morse (I know he is moving so I know that he has got to be near some books)

If any of you do not want to do this, that is perfectly fine with me and if anyone else wants to pick this up, than please do because as Fran said, "who doesn't love books!"


Whiskeymarie said...

Got the tag, happy to oblige!

BAC said...

Mine is up!


Anonymous said...

Boxer, I'm currently at my old home, but all the books are already at the new apartment. I'll save this one for later.

Comrade Kevin said...

I responded!

FranIAm said...

Boxer- nice!

And such good responses from your tag-ees! I already am behind in blog reading, now I will be more behind!