I quit doing meme posts some time ago, but my friend Budd named me in a meme he recently participated in and the premise was so interesting and original that I couldn’t help but play along.
Here are the rules:
1. Grab your nearest book.
2. Open the book to page 123.
3. Find the fifth sentence.
4. Post the text of the next three sentences on your blog along with these instructions.
5. Tag five different people.
The nearest book is the one I’m currently reading: Marley & Me, by John Grogan. I haven’t reached page 123 yet in my reading, so this will sort of be like a teaser preview for me. Here goes…
Her skin was ashen. We sat alone on the pavement like that for what seemed like hours but was in actuality, the police report later showed, about three minutes. Only gradually did I think to check on what had become of Marley.
As you know, my dog’s name is Marley, as well. Not the same breed as the dog in the book, but still… dude needs to go find out what became of Marley!
Anyway, according to the rules, I’m supposed to tag five other people, but I see nothing that says those people will be beset by various plagues if they fail to heed the call of the Book Meme. So, you know, “optional” is the key idea here.
So, in no particular order: