28 May, 2007

Literary Meme

I saw this over at Bona Vita Rusticanda and thought it looked like fun.

How it works:

1.grab the book closest to you
2.open it to page 161
3. find the fifth full sentence
4.post the text of the sentence to your blog
5.don't search around for the coolest book you have, use the one that is really next to you.

The book closest to me is Spanish Proverbs, Idioms & S
lang. I have it here so that I can peruse it quickly anytime I have a few free minutes at one time. It is about Spanish language expressions and what they mean in English.
"Díome Dios un huevo, y Diómelo huero--God sent me an egg, and sent it rotten."

Q: Want to know what it means? :-)

A: It is used to criticize people who are always lamenting their bad luck, or who say that the little they have is useless.


2 comments:

Tim's Mom said...

Okay, I got the "God sent an egg" part before I realized that you had included the translation. I never would have figured out the second part, anyway. :P

So, what does it mean??

Carol G said...

Okay. I happen to have my daughter's library bag next to me, and only one book in it has at least 161 pages. It is called "Phantom Stallion" by Terri Farley. Here's the line: "With stiff steps and tossing head, Strawberry kept arguing."

Deep thought, eh?