Tuesday, February 12, 2008

I've Been Tagged

Got tagged by Donna at A Grown-Up. Really? Don't know whether to be flattered or aggravated. This is a meme about books. I take reading by spells and read a variety of unimportant writings. The last book I read was The Husband by Dean Koontz, but I loaned it to a friend so I don't have it to refer too. That being said I walked over to the bookcase and just picked up the biggest book on the shelf; Insomnia by Stephen King. It was an interesting read, lots of twist and long enough to keep me entertained for a long while. The following are the instructions I received and the instructions those I tag are to follow.

... here are the instructions:
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, and post a comment here once you post it to your blog, so I can come see.

After taking his statement to Ralph's part in the Deepneaus' domestic problems, Detective John Leydecker had pushed back his desk chair, laced his fingers together behind his not inconsiderable breath of neck, and said that McGovern had told him Ralph suffered from insomnia.
Ralph allowed that he did.
Leydeck nodded, rolled his chair forward again, clasped his hands atop the litter of paperwork beneath which the surface of his desk was mostly buried, and looked at Ralph seriously.

Struck me as odd that the sixth sentence of page 123 would refer to the book's title. And after reading that bit of writing I remember why I like Stephen King. He is a good discriptive writer. If you like thrillers with twist and turns this is a book worth reading.
Now here is my dilemma I don't have 5 blogger buddies to pass this along too. As a matter of fact I'm not even sure there are 5 people who read my blog, so what I'm going to do is copy and paste this to the old fashioned email list and see what happens with it there. Below are the people I'll be emailing it to. Sorry you won't be able to go read what they write, but if I get any interesting replies, I'll post them on my blog.
Sheri Shindler
Bobby Maupin
Winnie Hagen
Billie Dauster
Jo Ann Franklin


Julie said...

I did three books, and I don't think any of them were as likely to suck me in as that little bit from the Stephen King novel there...He is a good writer.

Donna said...

Moma, I left you blog bling on my blog... call me and I'll talk you through putting it on your blog!