Saturday, February 16, 2008

123 Book Meme

Ah, yes. Blogging is fast-becoming a playground atmosphere. And if you ever played "tag" as a kid, then you know that once you're "it" you have to take action. Mr. Furious snared me into his latest meme scheme that goes as follows:


1. Grab the nearest book (that is at least 123 pages long).
2. Open to p. 123.
3. Go down to the 5th sentence.
4. Type in the following 3 sentences.
5. Tag five people.

I'm gonna do the first four steps now and save the fifth for a moment of my choosing (I play tag the way a Russian spies on America)!

The book is Richard Russo's "Bridge of Sighs"-- a gift from Rickey Henderson. And here's the text:

"When my mother and I passed Newberry's, she'd wrinkle her nose and say, "Lord, that smell." Little did she know how I yearned for the day I'd be old enough to go inside on my own and spend hours investigating its dark, delicious mysteries. Even then I seemed to know that all this would begin to happen in junior high."


Mr Furious said...

Verdict on the book? I'm assuming it's good, I actually just saw something about it (probably some "Best of" list...) and thought, "Mmm, have to check that out. And Empire Falls while I'm at it."

And, yes, your soul is restored.

TheJackSack said...

I have not had a chance to start it yet, I read "The Road" by Cormac McCarthy and I'm in the middle of "A Year in Provence" by Peter Mayle. When I'm through with that book (which is pretty decent, especially if you enjoyed the Russell Crowe film "A Good Year"), I will get to Russo's book. I think I've read all of his others at this point, and I have never been disappointed.

Rickey said...

Ah hah! So the book was put to good use! Most excellent!

AmyV said...

I find that quote to be vaguely disturbing.

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