Thursday, January 25, 2007

a quick book meme

yes, lotus, i know i still need to meme on the letter "t." the list of things i love that start with a t is written on a day-glo orange post-it note crumpled in the right-hand pocket of my loud fuschia winter jacket. give me some more time!!

here's the meme, from crazy dust in my coffee: the page 123 meme:

This is how it works:
1. Find the nearest book.

2. Name the book & the author.
3. Turn to page 123.
4. Go to the fifth sentence on the page. Copy out the next three sentences and post to your blog.
5. Tag three more folks.

here goes!

the nearest book is "the queen of the south" by arturo perez-reverte (thanks to kate and mom).

the sentences on page 123 are as follows:

"to make herself heard above the roar of the engine and the wind, she held her mouth against his ear. santiago gave a futile look in that direction, lowering his eyes against the brightness of the spotlight from the helicopter, which was still right on their tail, and then he turned the radar screen toward him, to see for himself. the sinuous green line of the coast was drawn uncomfortably close with each sweep of the antenna- about three hundred yards to port."

now i suppose i'll have to read this book next to find out what the heck santiago was doing on that boat. sigh. first i'll have to finish "the historian" by elizabeth kostova... a nicely written academic mystery thriller about DRACULA! bwah hah hah!

and, as always, i'll tag anyone that feels like playing along.

7 comments:

beenzzz said...

Great meme! I think I'll have to give this one a try!

Kate said...

you're welcome! Can't wait to read it when your done (and after I come out from behind the pile of books I'm still yet to read)

Lotus Reads said...

Sounds like a great book, Melissa, and this is a good meme, I'll have to try when I'm reading something scintillating. The book I am reading at present is so very dull, I'm not even going to blog about it. Oh, do tell me more about "The Historian", I have a copy on my shelf but you know how I feel about tomes.

Welcome back - feels like you've been away ages!

Ally Bean said...

Now, I'm curious about Santiago!! This meme is fun because everything is so out of context. I like that once in awhile.

Da Mommy said...

gonna have to try the 123 thing...gotta put SOMETHING on my new blog, LOL!!!

hellomelissa said...

ever since i did this meme, i've been reading page 123 of every book i pick up. it was counterproductive when gathering books to take to the library sale!

J said...

What an intruiging page!