Thursday, February 14, 2008

Book Meme

Rosemary tagged me for the book meme that's been going around.

Here are the rules:

1. Pick up the nearest book (of at least 123 pages).

2. Open the book to page 123.

3. Find the fifth sentence.

4. Post the next three sentences.

5. Tag five people.

The nearest book to me is almost always whatever novel I'm working on. I read everywhere -- while cooking, in the bathroom, even in the shower! Since I have a free minute and I'm sitting here at the computer, my book is right by me..... The Grilling Season by Diane Mott Davidson. This is the seventh book in a series of mysteries-with-recipes; the main character and detective of sorts is a caterer.

Alas, page 123 is the end of a chapter, and only contains four sentences. So I'm moving to page 124.

"The interior consisted of a large space, fancifully called "the Ballroom," and a more intimate adjoining space known as "the Octagon." Both rooms provided unequaled views of the lake. There was a kitchen, too."

All the books are set in "Aspen Meadow", a theoretical suburb of Denver. This is a very typical place description. It goes on to mention that of course the kitchen doesn't have a view!

I tag Jen, Lindsay, Arwen, Tracy, and Kim.

I seem to remember that some of you have done this before, but not in the last six weeks -- I checked! Surely you must have a new book around by now. ;-D


ellen said...

How does one go about reading while showering? I'd love an extra 15 minutes of reading time each day! Please advise. :)

Lindsay said...

This meme ended up being more difficult than I had anticipated. I can make it into a good college, but a meme manages to stump me. Oh, the irony!

Rosemary Bogdan said...

i want to know about the shower reading too. I'd love to get more reading in. By the way, your current book sounds intriguing. Thanks for playing.

Tracy said...

I'm curious as well - I read in the bath all the time, but the shower would be beyond me. I've done the meme finally...

Kim said...

WOW - I just saw that you tagged me for this!! I will do it right now...

Hope all is well with your family! When is the new grandbaby due?