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29 May 2010 @ 01:53 pm
Book Meme!  
Woo-hoo, it's that book meme! I was tagged by abigail89. I love being tagged. :D

1. Grab the nearest book.
2. Open the book to page 123.
3. Find the fifth sentence.
4. Post the text of the next 4-7 sentences on your LJ along with these instructions.
5. Don't you dare dig for that "cool" or "intellectual" book in your closet! I know you were thinking about it! Just pick up whatever is closest (unless it's too troublesome to reach and is really heavy. Then go back to step 1).
6. Tag five people.

Well the nearest stack of books to me are the storybooks that I read to Asher when it's bedtime. (Last night's selections: The Very Hungry Caterpillar and You Are My I Love You.) But underneath that stack was a book that I started reading... way back when. IDEK. It was good, from what I can recall. It's called Listening to Prozac by Peter D. Kramer, and it's kind of about the way that Prozac can be life-changing and almost personality-altering, in addition to lifting depression. I definitely had that experience, at least until it stopped working for me, damn it. Anyway.

Page 123, beginning at sentence 5:

The animal models seem to say that pain has its price, even for those in whom trauma does not produce major depression. The victim carries his scars. Indeed, the vagaries of life being what they are, we all bear scars. We should not expect any clear line of division, then, between health and the early stages of illness. Very likely, a good many of us are in the early stages of kindled depression. The only question is whether good fortune or ongoing processes of protection or repair will save us from suffering a full-blown course of illness.

Interesting. What do you think, f-list? Do you agree with this little nugget? :D

Okay, tagging:
mga1999, linelenagain, wemblee, sleepygoof8784, and yeomanrand. Unless you don't want to, of course, and if anyone else who sees this wants to do it, consider yourself tagged as well!
How do I feel?: peacefulpeaceful
amine_eyesamine_eyes on May 29th, 2010 09:11 pm (UTC)
Ah the very hungry caterpillar - yay! :D

And ... that's my limit on intelligent conversation, it does sound interesting though :D

Sky: [other] peachesskyblue_reverie on May 30th, 2010 05:18 am (UTC)
:D No worries, I often feel that way myself. And yeah, I love the very hungry caterpillar. :)
Bookish Hooliganyeomanrand on May 29th, 2010 10:21 pm (UTC)
"You know he's interested in you. And then there was the festival, where you two danced with each other and then disappeared down to the end of the dock." The knowing voice had returned, smug now. "All kinds of rumors are going around about that." -- "The Vacant Throne, jpsorrow
Sky: [other] road less traveledskyblue_reverie on May 30th, 2010 05:19 am (UTC)
Intriguing! And by an lj-er, too. *Clicks username*
Bookish Hooliganyeomanrand on May 31st, 2010 01:20 am (UTC)
It's the third book in the Throne of Amenkor series; I recommend you start with the first one (of course, now I can't remember if that's the Cracked Throne or the Skewed Throne.)

Other LJ authors I recommend you check out: ashenseraph's Clockwork Heart and jimhines -- You might or might not like his Goblin books, I dunno, but I'm pretty sure you'd like The Stepsister Scheme (and its follow-ups The Mermaid's Madness [which I have read] and Red Hood's Revenge [which isn't out yet]). :)