After months of somehow dodging and weaving this book meme, I have been sidelined by a tag from Jas. And since she asked so nicely, how could I refuse?
Grab the nearest book:
The Man Who Mistook His Wife for a Hat and Other Clinical Tales - Oliver Sacks
Post the fifth sentence on page 123:
Either seizure-activity or a frontal-lobe disinhibition determine the horrifying 'reminiscence' of 'Murder' (Chapter Nineteen).
Post the next three sentences:
The theme of this section is the power of imagery and memory to 'transport' a person as a result of abnormal stimulation of the temporal lobes and limbic system of the brain. This may even teach us something of the cerebral basis of certain visions and dreams, and of how the brain (which Sherrington called 'an enchanted loom') may weave a magic carpet to transport us.
Mrs. O'C was somewhat deaf, but otherwise in good health.
Well, that's that, then.
I'm not quite sure what to do now, but I can tell you that I have heard the distinguished neurologist and celebrity rock-star author, Dr. Oliver Sacks, deliver the keynote speech at our program's annual lecture series a few years ago. He was quite a compelling story teller, but as I understand it, also a real prima donna and a bit of an arsehole with his excessive demands.
I'm not tagging anyone, but if you would like to do this meme, knock yourself out.
And in the shameless self promotion department, I should alert you to the fact that I have posted my almost certain to be final book review for the Winter Reading Challenge. Did you even know that Hard Core Logo was first a book? I didn't.
And yes folks, there will be a Spring Reading Challenge. I shall post my choices for that in the next few days, but a few spritely folks already have theirs posted.
And if you want in on the challenge, I'm pretty sure that our new lovely host, Dr Monkey von Monkerstein, is still welcoming participants. Check it out, reader dude.