Monday, April 7, 2008

Book Meme and an Award!

Oh, what fun! My sweet friend Jeter Harris, brother to my mancat Mickeybear, tagged me for a Book Meme. Here are the rules:

1. pick up da neerest book.
2. open to page 123
3. find da fifth sentence.
4. post the next three sentencez.
5. tag sum peeple (or catz) and post a comment to empress once u hav posted it.

Well, let's see -- I'm close to a bookcase which is loaded down with books. But it looks like the nearest one to me is a book Mom picked up the other day: Water for Elephants by Sara Gruen.

And here's what I find on page 123, five sentences down:

"What is it?" calls August.
"Did Clive feed the cats?"
His face appears in the crack of the flap. "Ah. Yes. Well, that presented a bit of difficulty, but I've worked something out."

Huh? What? WHAT was worked out!?!?

Mom, you must read that book N-O-W and let me know if the cats got fed... this is a matter of utmost importance!! (Note the preceding two exclamation points. In my posts, I seldom ever use more than one exclamation point.)

My oh my, I hope so much that the cats in that book got their stinky goodness. And to think, the title mentions water and elephants... not food and cats. Oh dear, I am so confused.

Many kitties have already done this meme, so I will do an open tag... anybody who wants to, please play!

While I'm sitting on the edge of Mom's desk waiting for her to hurry up and read that book, I'll share some happy news. My dear future sister-in-law, Ariel, created a wonderful award and passed it to me!

Here's what she said about it: "I was talking to mom recently about creating an award. Everyone knows someone who goes beyond. A person who always helps others, always has a kind word, a person with a heart of gold. So I told mom I wanted to make an award we could give to those we think deserve it."

Thank you so much, dear! I'm deeply touched. And I will pass this lovely award on to my darling Mickeybear, my sweet BFSC Gretchen, my dear sister Miss Peachypie, my friends Kimo & Sabi, and my friend Parker.


Cheysuli and gemini said...

Congratulations on your award!

DK & The Fluffies said...

What? What? What? Tell us the next line is!

Gretchen said...

That was a sweet award Ariel sent you. Thank you for giving it to me. Mike will be thrilled with his, too.

Water for Elephants has been on the best seller list for sometime. I guess my mom will have to see what it's about.

Hugs dear sweet BFKS and sister-cuz...H

Irishcoda said...

Congratulations on such a lovely award, you deserve it! If that book was Water For Elephants, I read it and I don't remember if the cats got fed I need to know too! LOL

Karen Jo said...

I want to know if the cats got fed, too! Congratulations on your award.

Dragonheart & Merlin said...

Congratulations on your award!

We hope the kitties were fed!

Parker said...

Oh Marilyn, that's so sweet of you! Thanks so much!
I hope the kitties got fed too!

Anonymous said...

Hi Marilyn,

I'm so glad you like the award.You such a lovely sweet friend and you pick great kitty's to pass it too...
Hugs Your future sister- in-law Ariel

Tybalt said...

Oh, I hope those kitties in the book got fed!

Congratulations on the award, Marilyn! You certainly do have a heart of gold. ;)

Daisy said...

My Mommie read that book! She said it was a good one.

Zippy, Sadie and Speedy said...

Oh, yoo'll hafta let us know if dem kitties got fed! What a wunnerful award...yoo so deserve it.

Anonymous said...

Wow... What? What? You simply MUST tell us now!

Kellie The Orange Cat said...

Congratulations on your award Marilyn, you definately deserve it.

That book was a cliffhanger, what happens next?

zevo husssein calamari said...

Congratulations on your award! We need to read that book... sounds good.

jh an Mickey Mantle said...

Oh Marilyn,
Thank you so much for that warm and wonderful award you have given me.
My mom would say ... yes ... I do have a heart of gold ... so I will proudly display it on my page.
My mom read "Water for Elephants" and loved it ... so your mom should definitely finish it. My mom is currently reading "Three Cups of Tea" which she is enjoying ... although she's sneaking in a chapter at a time because she's so busy.
I do love the picture of you! Ah ... be still my heart.

Anonymous said...

Concatulations on your award Marilyn!

We hope those cats got fed too and that the elephants got their water. Mom has a soft spot for elephants.

Cecil the Cougar: said...

Oh no! Will you please have your Mommie tell us what happened to the cats?! What a cliff hanger!

MoMo said...

Hi beautiful Marilyn, congratulations on the award! I haven't been commenting on your blog for a while because SS is 'bizzy' even though we did visit. I asked your siblings to give you my purrs.

Well, did the kitties get fed?