Sunday, July 20, 2008

Tagged!

So Viv has tagged me, and this is what I have to do:

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.

Not sure if it's the nearest book or not, but the book I've been reading is 'One Hundred Years of Solitude' by Gabriel Garcia Marquez (although a week of skiing has distracted me from reading much at all).
Let's see...

And Rebeca did take a casual look toward the wall and was paralyzed with stupor, barely able to react and wave good-bye to Arcadio. Arcadio answered her the same way. At that instant the smoking mouths of the rifles were aimed at him and letter by letter he heard the encyclicals that Melquiades had chanted and he heard the lost steps of Santa Sofia de la Piedad, a virgin, in the classroom, and in his nose he felt the same icy hardness that had drawn his attention in the nostrils of the corpse of Remedios.

I like this book, but that would be a very confusing place to start. I suppose it's all pretty confusing anyway.

Tagging people is difficult, who has a blog, reads this blog, and has not been tagged?
Sam, if you read this, you could revive yours. Jeremy, actually I don't know if you have a blog and Ronni, though I don't know if you read this. That's only 3, but 'tis enough.

4 comments:

  1. Anonymous20/7/08 17:42

    Duly tagged and posted here.

    This is Ronni, obviously.

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  2. I left out 'Years' from the book title! And here I am applying for editorial jobs! Argh, doomed to failure!

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  3. Anonymous1/8/08 23:17

    are we tagged? if so, what do we do? we are blogless. social pariahs no doubt! D.

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  4. Untagged, unloved! Waily...

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