18 June 2008

To Tide You All Over

Because in my head I have legions of lurking readers.  Anyway, I know I have been very lax in blogging of late, but I swear I have been busy.  Plus, I have stories to tell, should I ever have more than 15 minutes to blog.  But for now I will do a fun little meme I found on a blog I occasionally read and recently, due to a very slow work schedule, caught up on.  First the rules:

1. Grab the nearest book. If you are currently reading something, that'll be fine too.
2. Open the book to page 123.
3. Find the fifth sentence.
4. Post the text of the next 4 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 that is what you were thinking!
6. Tag 5 people.

On the floor by my bed was the book I'm currently reading for book club, The Thirteenth Tale by Diane Setterfield.  I've read the first 25 pages and am looking forward to reading the rest.  For now, here is pg. 123, sentences 5 through 8:

A fabulist. A liar. And the plea that had so moved me -- Tell me the truth -- had been uttered by a man who was not even real.

I was at a loss to explain to myself the bitterness of my disappointment.

I tag the following, although anyone who wants to should totally participate:
  1. Parker @ TheCentre
  2. Esperanza @ EsperanzaK2
  3. Treat Queen @ Crazie Place
  4. Aquamarine @ A Deep Blue Sea
  5. Katie @ Trivial Smorgasbord

I promise to be back soon, hopefully this weekend.  Now I must be off to take the cookies I'm baking for the YW Book of Mormon read-a-thon that is happening tonight out of the oven.  


Laura said...

From Three Cups of Tea, pg. 123 sentences 5-8:

"And I wanted these people to feel like it wasn't just me, that there were a bunch of other Americans back home concerned about helping them." "He slipped me a big roll of rupees," McCown says, "and asked me to act like a big boss from America. So I hammed it up. I walked around like a chief, paying everyone their wages, telling them they were doing a great job, and to really throw themselves into it, and finish as fast as they could."

chosha said...

Yah! The fun thing about this meme for me is wondering what the lines could be about. Taken so out of context like that, it's completely open to interpretation.

esperanza said...

Those are actually very great lines! I think I can relate to them which is sad ;) LOL.

aquamarine said...

This was entertaining. Can't wait for those stories you have rolling around in your head.