Thursday, May 15, 2008

Tagged Myself - You Can Too

I tagged myself over at the Manuscript Mavens blog. Here's the deal:

1. Pick up the nearest book.

2. Open to page 123.

3. Find the fifth sentence.

4. Post the next three sentences.

5. Tag five no people and post a comment to the person who tagged you once you've posted your three sentences.

The nearest book is on my computer. Mine. So here are my three lines. You’ll see they come at a scene break.

Except this time it didn’t feel quite the same as it had with the others. Not wanting to think about what that meant, he turned the music up and began singing at the top of his lungs.
It took Mallory three tries before she got the pilot light lit on the old gas stove.

What about you? Pick the nearest book and leave the lines in the comments (they also help you in winning Karen's book).

WW’s and PD’s,


Bill Clark said...

I'll share three sentences from the book I'm presently reading, A Nail Through the Heart by Timothy Hallinan:

Then she says, in Thai, "Life is a gift. If we don't live it well, we are being ungrateful. And we have to love the ones who journey with us."

(I actually opened to page 31 and found sentences 6-9 as quoted above. I figure it doesn't get much better than that, so I stopped right there.)

Malicious Intent said...

I collect old books, so the closest book to me was a 1940 (orignal) edition of Etiquette by Emily Post. Funny, huh?

Page 123, 5th sentence: If, on the other hand, she is the unknown person and you are the prominent one, your card is polite, but unwise unless you mean to include her name on your list. But if she is one toward whom you have friendly inclinations, you naturally leave a card for her.
In leaving a card on a lady stopping at a hotel or living in an apartment house, you should write her name in pencil across the top of your card, to insure its being given to her, and not to someone else.

This came from the chapter "Messages Written on Cards."

How times have changed. This book is like a time capsule. It was a gift to my great grandmother from my grandparents in 1941. Says original copyright was 1922. Which I found strange as it should have come from my great grandmother to my grandparents...but I hear she was a rather harsh woman and perhaps my grandparents were dropping a hint of sorts. :)