Thursday, March 27, 2008

Copy Cat (but I like this)

So I am copying this post idea from Jo who got it from Brooke who's sister said that their Aunt's cat thought it would be such a fun post.

1. Pick up the nearest book of 123 pages or more. No cheating.
2. Find page 123
3. Find the first 5 sentences
4. Post the next 3 sentences

Here goes:

"Of course there was only so much I could do as the special-needs assistant. One thing I could do was pray. I prayed while I looked into his eyes, and my prayer was Hello, hello, hello."

This is from No one belongs here more than you by Miranda July. It is a collection of short stories (of which I am a lover of). They are very strange and awkward and funny and a bit dirty to be honest. In fact I worry that page 123 is going to have me amidst a special-needs love affair. CAN' WAIT. While controversial to some I think she is incredibly talented. Go to her site and try not to love the opening page and then read why you should vote. So good. Also check out the site for the book. Clever. Also, Miranda I am in love with you.


Brooke said...

I haven't read it yet, but I almost started it last month. Now I really can't wait.

By the way, hi Dirk. And, she is gorgeous.

jessika said...

Have you read any George Saunders? I think you would really like his stuff... He's basically the short story king. So funny.

Dirk said...

Freaky Deaky Jabe. She mentions George Saunders on her website. If you and Miranda are fond of his writing I really need to check him.