It’s Not All Mary Poppins

I can never resist…

… a book meme. This one is from Kathy Howe at Kazoofus, though I’ve seen it all over the place.

Here are the rules:

1. Pick up the nearest book.
2. Open to page 123
3. Find the fifth sentence.
4. Post the next three sentences.
5. Tag five people and post a comment here once you post it to your blog so I can come see!

Okay. Here are the sentences:

Instead, for the next two hours, again and again he led the firefighter back over the events of that day in an attempt to document precisely what the lieutenant did and didn’t know. “The first thing was that the fire didn’t behave the way it was supposed to,” Klein says. Kitchen fires should respond to water.

The book is blink. Subtitle: The Power of Thinking Without Thinking, by Malcolm Gladwell. I am not as far as page 123 yet, but even from the perspective of page 66, I would highly recommend this book. It’s fascinating. (And, although he objects to the term (largely because of how he, personally, defines the word) I think it’s blatantly obvious that what the book’s discussing is indeed “intuition”.)

I don’t like tagging people, but I’d love to hear from you! Let me know if you do this!

March 5, 2008 Posted by | books, memes and quizzes | 5 Comments