Thursday, October 2, 2008

Whatcha Readin'?

Flea tagged my with a book meme. I hope she is not disappointed in what, "is lying around my house."

Here are the rules: Grab the nearest book. Open the book to page 56. Find the fifth sentence. Post the text of the next two to five sentences in your journal/blog along with these instructions. Don't dig for your favorite book, the cool book, or the intellectual one: pick the CLOSEST. Tag five other people to do the same.

I wish I had something as entertaining as "Taming the Liger," like there was a Flea's house, but sorry, not so much. (side note: Did you know that there are actually Ligers?) So this is what is on the Rocket Scientist's night stand. He's still reading it, but it's the next book I'm reading. I'm sure that there are books on my night stand, but they would not be the closest at this point as I would have to unbury them.

So the book is: Rich Dad's PROPHECY, by Robert T. Kiyosaki with Sharon L. Lechter, C.P.A.
"Most people already realize that they are in financial trouble but still do not realize the full impact of the many flaws of the law. When this realization hits critical mass, a panic will occur as people fight desperately to save their retirement and their lives. Unfortunately, all the diversification in the world will not save them from a crash of that magnitude. Warren Buffett, reportedly America's richest and smartest investor, has this to say about diversification. He says: 'Diversification is a protection against ignorance. It makes very little sense for those that know what they are doing.'"

Sorry that was 6 sentences......but, I just couldn't leave you all hanging on half of a thought from Warren Buffett, could I?

Let me see...........who to tag............alright, here we go. First my cousin Susan at Random Samplings of My Delightful Life, Tori at The McKee's, Jen at Buried With Children, Jenn at I Hate Whine!, and A Thorn Among Roses.

I can hardly wait to see what you are all reading.


Dawn said...

That's cute!! Have a great weekend!

Flea said...

Oh what fun! Thanks for playing! The Hunny and I both read Rich Dad, Poor Dad. Good book. Still working on the principles.

Anonymous said...

I'm reading P is for Peril by Sue Grafton. Page 56 fifth sentence: "Several sections of newspaper formed a sodden door mat inside the entrance, and I could see where people had trampled their wet feet across the linoleum, tracking dirt and lines of newsprint."

Unknown said...

i love that! what a great idea. very creative. and great book!

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Danyele Easterhaus said...

i am doing my post for this was really a lot of fun!

Nancy said...

Sigh. I probably shoudl be reading that book, but I like to live in denial and pretend like if I don't think about any potential catastrophe's they can never be!! Aaahhhh! I need food storage, etc. etc.

Jen said...

ok I will play. I can't do it right now b/c I am at work and the closest book to me is a medical chart and that would just break so many rules.

Rhea said...

Oh, man, you need a good sizzling romance book or a potty humor bathroom book. That quote almost put me to sleep! Hehe