1. Grab the book closest to you.
2. Open to page 123, look down to the 5th sentence. (This looks deceptively easy. As I counted down 5 lines in my book, I noticed the periods and capital letters therein. Ah-hah! Can't fool me! Them's sentences in thar! You are forewarned! Ok...maybe it's just me!)
3. Post the text of the next 3 sentences on your blog.
4. Include the title and the author's name.
5. Tag 3 People.
The Blind Assassin by Margaret Atwood
"Tobacco particulate thickens the air. A shelf of books: Auden, Veblen, Spengler, Steinbeck, Dos Passos, Tropic of Cancer, out in plain view, it must have been smuggled. Salammbo, Strange Fugitive, Twilight of the Idols, A Farewell to Arms."
Yes, indeed, a book with short, choppy sentences a la Papa Hemingway would have been nice for this meme! OK, I'm thinking I should research a couple of the above mentioned authors and titles. Nah--not at this time of night. Since I have yet to read page 123 of this book, I fear that those ringing sentences have truly spoiled the entire story line for me! Ya think?
Now for the FUN part. That would be #5, Tag three people. And, they are... (hearing a faint drum roll right about here)....
The amazingly aerobic Ann at http://wanderingcyberspace.typepad.com
The sweet Shelley at http://kittenyarnsandcrafts.blogspot.com/
Beautiful Beth at http://watersedge.typepad.com/felt_like_knitting/
Do you have any idea of the great amount of self-control it is taking to stop at three??!! To follow the actual rules, for heaven's sake??! Wow! I am so proud of me!! ;)
I'll be checking on you ladies, so give it up!
Anyone else who is doing this, please leave a comment so I can read yours too!
If you can't be a good example, then you'll just have to be a horrible warning. ---Catherine Aird