Saturday, March 1, 2008

Tag Your It.

Mother's Pride tagged me for this book meme.

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.

I'm going to cheat and do two books because being in my husband's office the actual nearest book is amusing, but not, I think, what they're looking for.

The book: The Official Gun Digest Book of Guns & Prices 2008, 3rd ed.

The sentences:
Introduced in 2003 this over-and-under shotgun is offered in 12, 20, and 28 gauge with a choice of 26" or 28" vent rib barrels with choke tubes.
Single-selective trigger.
Checkered X-Tra wood stock.

Enlightening, no? Actually, it says the aforementioned shotgun is worth $1,800 in best condition. That's a fair amount of cash! And, isn't it nice to have all those options? Just count your lucky stars that the closest book wasn't the Criminal & Traffic Law Manual.

OK, now for something you'd actually be interested in. The nearest book, that belongs to me is "Lion In The Valley: An Amelia Peabody Mystery" by Elizabeth Peters.

The sentences:
"You left out all the important details, Amelia.
Ramses' daring rescue - "
"I will elaborate at another time, Emerson. "

Rather different from Officer B's reading material.

I know I'm supposed to tag 5 people, but I'm ready for breakfast and some more cold medicine so, like Amelia, I will elaborate at another time.

Have a lovely weekend!


Maryam in Marrakesh said...

oh dear, says the pretending-to-be Moroccan pacifist. Why, oh why does your husband have that book? he a hunter?

Jennie said...

ooh I'm gripped... by the gun book obviously! ;)

Mrs. Fox said...
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Anonymous said...

I think I may have to do this even though I wasn't tagged for it. One day. I go days with nothing planned to write about, then suddenly I'm all inspired. At the moment I have several lovelies waiting patiently in line for posting. The more the merrier!

I like your idea, though, it's much more interesting to tweak away!