Here’s one I saw on a few blogs through my google reader, so I decided to post mine and pass it along.
- Pick up the nearest book of 123 pages or more. No cheating!
- Find Page 123.
- Find the first 5 sentences.
- Post the next 3 sentences.
- Tag 5 people.
No kidding, the closest book to me, sitting on our loveseat next to the fireplace and a basket that’s full of books, is Key Lime Pie Murder by Joanne Fluke, one of my wife’s favorite mystery series entries (luckily, the second closest book, one of my daughter’s High School Musical novelizations, wasn’t any closer than it was).
On p. 123, here’s what I find as the 6th sentence and following:
"Just stay right where you are while I make some calls."
Hannah felt a wave of panic that started in her trembling legs and rose all the way up to her throat. She swallowed hard with a little gulp and tried to slow her rapid heartbeat.
I don’t think that’s meaningful in any way, shape or form – except to say that I should’ve started this post from another chair in the living room. But I do take the time to tag some of my blog friends – George, Todd, Chuck, Steve, Martha – and let me know if anyone else wants to play along and join the frivolity, too.