Book Meme

by Mike Holman

I got tagged by Pinyo over at Moolanomy for the book meme that has been infecting the blogosphere lately.

Here are the Rules:

1. Pick up the nearest book ( of at least 123 pages).
2. Open the book to page 123.
3. Find the fifth sentence.
4. Post the next three sentences.
5. Tag five people to repeat this pointless exercise.

Ok the book is “Barbarians at the Gate” – a rather excellent 1990 account of the takeover of RJR Nabisco. I’m thinking of doing a full review of this book.

Here are the three sentences:

Johnson told Sage to call Shearson and light a fire under Project Stretch. Hill’s team had already begun the arduous task of cataloging the values of RJR Nabisco’s businesses; Johnson wanted the homework done by mid-September so they could quickly begin looking at the possibility of an LBO. Sage called Benevento and directed him to pull out the old LBO studies again.

As for tagging more people? Forget it – I don’t mind the occasional meme but this one is just a complete waste of time. Did you get anything from those three sentences? I didn’t either! 🙂

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{ 2 comments… read them below or add one }

1 guinness416

The book I’m reading this morning is called “Concrete Formwork” so it would yield three even more riveting lines to share ….

2 Four Pillars

Consider yourself tagged! 🙂

Maybe you should do a book review?


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