Tuesday, February 12, 2008

123 Meme

I've been wanting to play along with this for a while, but since I can't post from work and rarely read blogs at home, I haven't had a chance. (No, I don't sit wasting my time at work reading blogs, but I do a lot of literature searches and downloading of papers, so while I'm waiting for something to load, I'll switch over to Google Reader and read a post or two. I also have a hard time keeping my mind from wandering when I'm doing the same thing for hours, so I'll read a post or two to break up the time - especially when I have a list of 175+ references to browse through. It's like, look at 10 references, read 1 post...)

ANYway. Most of you (all 2 of you...) that read my blog have probably seen this by now (and it's made it's way around multiple times in the many years I've been keeping an online journal). Pick up the nearest book and turn to page 123. Find the 5th sentence, and copy down the next 3 sentences.

I have 2 nearby, so I'll use both.

From The Other Boleyn Girl:

"Suddenly, like a striking snake, she reached out and grabbed my hand in a fierce grip. At once she twisted it behind my back and held me so that I could move neither forward nor backward but only cry out in pain: 'Anne! Don't! You're really hurting!'"

And from Black Ships:

"We were nearly four weeks on the way to Byblos, and the sailing season was ending when we arrived. We had stopped nine times on the way, trading at great cities and small. Our first was Halicarnassos, hardly two days' trip down the coast, then Cnidos on its cape."


Debi said...

Ooooh...love that quote from The Other Boleyn Girl! That's definitely one of the more interesting ones I've come across.

Somer said...

Sounds vicious, doesn't it? It's a great book!

Iliana said...

I loved The Other Boleyn Girl. Even though it was quite a chunkster I was amazed at how quickly it read. Hope you are feeling better too!

Somer said...

I am really enjoying it - it was a great diversion today.