Wednesday, April 30, 2008

The page 123 meme

When Jackie Kessler e-mailed me to announce she'd tagged me with a meme, I thought, she doesn't just write books about demons--she is a demon.

But then it turned out to be an easy one. So I'll spare Jackie the holy water Super Soaker.

Here are the rules:

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 people and post a comment to the person who tagged you once you’ve posted your three sentences.

So the nearest book is Jana Oliver's Virtual Evil, the second in her superb time travel/Jack the Ripper/shapeshifter mystery trilogy that started with Sojourn, which won approximately 10,435 awards last year. Here's the sample--which works most perfectly, as serendipity would have it:

"You did say that the perfect murder is one in which the blood is on someone else's hands," Satyr went on. "You have often stated that you felt he presented a threat to your future plans. This will remove the sergeant from our concerns."
Yikes! I haven't gotten to that part yet. Must go read...

But first...the tagging:

1. Ann Aguirre
2. Victoria Dahl
3. Stephanie Kuehnert
4. Jana Oliver
5. Cynthia Eden

Speaking of Cynthia, check out her interview yesterday, where you can win one of two free signed books, which both sound amazing. I'm jealous I can't win them.

Now playing: Games Without Frontiers - Peter Gabriel
via FoxyTunes

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Hey I know that meme. Got tagged twice on it! I actually had to read from a children's book that was my sister's since that was the closest book to me.

Posted by: Blogger Harry Markov at 5/01/2008 3:25 AM

My nearest book is "Webster's New World Dictionary of Mathematics." It doesn't really work too well.

Jim Young

BTW, thanks for the referral to P. Marx' "Her, Him, Her Again, The End of Him." It was delicious.

Posted by: Anonymous Anonymous at 5/01/2008 7:51 PM

Jim: Wasn't it great? Still my favorite book yet this year.

Posted by: Blogger Jeri at 5/01/2008 8:28 PM

Okay, tag lady, you got me. I've got my blog scheduled to post with my info first thing tomorrow morning. :-)

Posted by: Blogger Cynthia Eden at 5/02/2008 12:11 AM

Hey, you're supposed to let me KNOW when you tag me. I don't see a book nearby and I'm tipsy and on my way to bed. I promise to stop by again in the morning. If I remember.

Also, I can't believe you like Matthew Sweet and you're not coming to National. Expect this to be a common refrain.

Posted by: Blogger Victoria Dahl at 5/04/2008 2:41 AM

Hey Victoria, sorry I didn't let you know. Too busy! That's why I tagged people I know are subscribed to my MySpace blog :-).

Big puffy heart for Matthew Sweet.

Tell you what: I'll come to National if you let me freeload on your floor and don't tell the hotel. ;-)

Posted by: Blogger Jeri at 5/04/2008 10:55 AM

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