Thursday, October 9, 2008

Page 56: A Book Meme

I got tagged by Kmont from Lurv à la Mode.

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 grabbed my current read, Nick and Norah's Infinite Playlist by Rachel Cohn & David Levithan.

This morning my life seemed so clear. Turn down Brown, check. Go into the city to see the band Caroline likes rather than suffer through an evening with Mom and Dad entertaining the dreaded hip-hop people at the house, check. This night was supposed to end like any other night out with Caroline--watch her hook up with a guy, then get her home safely. Check. I'm not that girl who randomly meets a guy one night and has her life change.

Nick and Norah's Infinite Playlist is a young adult novel about two college bound teens, Nick and Norah during one night in New York City. Nick O'Leary, bass player in a rock band, meets Norah Silverberg in a club after his band's gig and asks her to be his girlfriend for five minutes in order to avoid his ex. The novel was published in 2006 and has recently been made to a movie that was released in theaters nationwide last weekend. My daughter read the book a few weeks ago, and now I'm reading it before we go see the movie together.

I tag:

As always, if you don't want to respond, that's quite all right. No pressure. All fun. :) 


  1. there were some awkward moments in this movie that were hard to get past... such as every time that gum was re-used (yuck!)

  2. I just grabbed this book from my sis to read, she loved it.

  3. movie fan :: Hi! I finished the book Saturday morning, so my daughter and I are going to try to see the film sometime today. Have you read the book, too? It should be an interesting comparison.

    I heard about the sharing of the gum in the movie. Ick! I'm so glad that wasn't in the book!

    Kris :: It's definitely a teen read. I must say it brought back a lot of memories from those late teen years. Oy. Even though the book takes place over one night in Manhattan, the characters are from NJ and there is a lot of NJ suburb-NYC culture that I'm familiar with, so I got an extra kick out of that. I can't wait to hear your thoughts on it!


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