Oh-oh, it seems it’s a meme season again! I’ll dutifully do them, one at a time. Today – the good old 123 book meme, which memeticized over time into being called “Goosed meme”. I was tagged by Lance Mannion who was hoping that the book closest to me is the OpenLab07. Sorry. It’s not. It was until earlier today. Tough luck, Lance, you’ll just have to buy it.
Anyway, the rules first:
• look up page 123 in the nearest book
• look for the fifth sentence
• then post the three sentences that follow that fifth sentence on page 123.
The nearest book is the one which arrived in the mail today, so I have not have had the pleasure of reading it yet, though I am chomping at the bit as it is supposed to be quite racy. It is It’s every monkey for themselves by Vanessa Woods, a book which, for various legal reasons, is not available in the USA or on amazon.com, but you can order it directly from Allen&Unwin.
So, let’s see what’s on page 123 and if it is considered cheating if I do not consider single-word shouts in a dialog as sentences:
“But it was impossible. People in the monkey house were obsessed with sexual relations. We couldn’t help it. We spent all day watching monkeys go up and down the hierarchy because of who they had sex with.”
Whetted your appetite yet?
Now I need to tag some other bloggers to do the same excercise:
I hope that Eric Roston’s manuscript is the closest book to where he is sitting right now.
I hope that Tom Levenson keeps his manuscript close to his computer.
I hope that Chad Orzel’s dog has not dragged the manuscript away from his computer.
I guess that Jennifer Ouellette is always writing a new book as well and has a draft nearby.