Thursday, February 14, 2008

ye olde book meme

I was tagged for this book meme by Diane and Mompriest. So here goes!

Pick up the nearest book of 123 pages or more. (No cheating!)
Alrighty, the nearest book happened to be Rebecca Lee's debut novel, The City is a Rising Tide. (Amazon link here.)

Find Page 123.
Yep, I can do that.

Find the first 5 sentences.
Yep, I can do that too!

Post the next three sentences.
"Especially at sunset, I'll be able to read, and then pivot my head, and see out the window. Because when I read, I don't want the window right there in front of me, because it's too distracting, but I also want to be able to gaze off when I've enjoyed a passage in the book and I want to pause just to soak it in."
I tried to peer through the gloaming and see if Peter and Mr. Tetres were coming back soon.

Wow -- now there's someone who has given a lot of serious thought to optimal window placement for reading.

Tag five people
I think a lot of people have already been tagged, so I'll just pick one! I'll tag "PS".


Counselor in Process said...

It's verrry important where the light is coming from when you read. And just what is a gloaming anyway. BTW, I'm formulating an answer to your questions. Will reply soon.

Diane said...

good one!

Presbyterian Gal said...

Yes, it's very good to plan as much ahead as possible. Especially window placement and the scheduling of peerage.

Barbara B. said...

CIP: Yeah, who uses the word 'gloaming'?! (I'd only use it if I was needing something that rhymed with 'roaming'!) Thanks for working on my questions. :)

PG: Now you have me laughing about the "scheduling of peerage"!

Jiff said...

Sitting by a window is a very cool thing.
Thanks for htis fun post!