Sep 132010

I got tagged by Winterkatze for a book meme that has been going around for a while. There are rules, of course, and they go like this:

1. Nimm das nächste Buch in deiner Nähe mit mindestens 123 Seiten. Take the book that’s next to you that has at least 123 pages.
2. Schlage Seite 123 auf. Open page 123.
3. Suche den fünften Satz auf der Seite. Look for the fifth sentence on that page.
4. Poste die nächsten drei Sätze. Post the next three sentences.
5. Wirf das Stöckchen an fünf Blogger weiter. Tag five more bloggers.

I had a little problem at first picking the next book to me. I’m sitting at my computer desk, and for once it’s almost tidy with no books. I turned around and there was the “Who killed Amanda Palmer” sheet music book, not right. Next to it a book about dying with natural dyes, still no help, it’s only one recipe after the other. Then a book on Bauhaus. Opened page 123 to see a print, no sentence.

I walked over to my other desk, and looked at the big shelf with “books to read” in desperation but then I spied it! “The Red Tree” by Caitlín R. Kiernan. It lay on my desk because I had just received it in the mail.

So, page 123, fifth sentence, and now I’m posting the next three. Seems we have landed right in some dialogue:

“And it’s not that ghosts don’t exist, it’s just that most people are mistaken about what they are or aren’t.”

I think I blinked, and let the metal folding chair rock back on two legs. “Okay, now you’ve lost me,” I admitted, and she laughed again.

And now I’m all eager to read the book but first I have to finish two others. Sigh.

Anybody out there who hasn’t done this already? I’m tagging Lia, De, Frau Schlamuser, Deike (who has to answer this in the comments for she has no blog), and Beck who surely will have one or two books next to her.

  2 Responses to “Meme – book page 123”

  1. I’ve been tagged in German! That’s a new one!
    All right, I’ll go see what I’m reading and get that up. Your book sounds WAY better than whatever I am reading right now, though.

  2. :-DDD Ah, Fluch! Ich sitz hier doch im Keller (kein Wlan) und die einzigen Bücher um mich rum haben so spannende Titel wie “Übungen zur französischen Grammatik” und ähnliches… mal sehen… ah, der Herr Bruder hat hier rechts was Interessantes deponiert:

    Edward Gibbon: The Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire.
    “The master of the Roman world affected to copy the dress and manners of the female sex, preferred the distaff to the sceptre, and dishonoured the principal dignities of the empire by distributing them among his numerous lovers; one of whom was publicly invested with the title and authority of the emperor’s, or, as he more properly styled himself, of the emperor’s husband.
    It may seem probable the vices and follies of Elagabalus have been adorned by fancy and blackened by prejudice. Yet, confining ourselves to the public scenes displayed before the Roman people, and attested by grave and contemporary historians, their inexpressible infamy surpasses that of any other age or country.”

    Ah ja. 😀 Was der Kerl nicht alles liest… danke fürs Stöckchen, das war witzig! Weiterwerfen werd ich nicht, an wen denn auch? ^^

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