1. Grab the nearest book.
2. Open the book to page 123.
3. Find the fifth sentence.
4. Post the text of the next 3 sentences on your blog 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.
Ok, this was hard for me becaue I just PACKED all my books for the move…. gaaargh. This first book I touched was SQL for Dummies, and page 123 was full of queries and whatnot and I did NOT want to retype it. So, the next book was, and try not to fall in love with me here, Tax Planning and Compliance for Tax-Exempt Organizations: Rules, Checklists, Procedures (Fourth Edition) by Jody Blazek.
Page 123, sentences 6, 7 and 8:
The organizational documents of both organizations dedicated the assets to charitable purposes so that, as a practical matter, either organization could have survived. For tax purposes, however, the assets of the (c)(3) organization could not have been transferred to the (c)(4).[Chapter heading: Qualifying and Nonqualifying Civic Organizations]
The primary characteristic of a qualifying civic league is that it operates to benefit the members of a community as a whole, be it the world or a small town, as opposed to operating a social club for the benefit, pleasure, or recreation of particular individuals.
I promise that the next time I talk about a book, it will be much more interesting. In fact, I have been asked to review three new books, two of them children’s books sent to me by their publisher, and one advance copy of a novel sent to me by the author. I stayed up late with Daphne passed out on my chest reading the first fifty or so pages, and it’s looking great. It’s about a soccer mom who battles demons while her kids and husband aren’t looking… sort of Buffy meets… um, me, I guess. And of course I am all excited because one of the characters is named Mindy!
More later, as I get deeper into the novel and test drive the others with my kids!