Book Tag

I have seen this meme played before and thought about introducing it here, but simply haven’t found the time. Now that I have been tagged, the time has found me.

The rules state that you open your current read to page 123, locate the 5th sentence and write the three that follow:

“Maybe we…” Should befriend her, was the unfinished thought.

Never,” telepathic Jane responded. “She was just too fucking smug, if you ask me, being Mrs. Minister, sitting there like Greer Garson behind the coffee urn, snuggling up to all the old ladies, you should have seen her breeze in and out of that church during our rehearsals,” she said, “I shouldn’t take such satisfaction in another woman’s comeuppance, but I do.”

The Witches of Eastwick by John Updike

And now I wonder if any of my dear readers would like to add their reads? Or blog this meme on their own site?

It is unfortunate – or maybe not – that it wasn’t page 122. Smut. Nothing but smut. It’s a book about the ’60’s though, so what can one expect? The passage above though is quite interesting, don’t you think?

2 responses to “Book Tag

  1. I just finished a book, and hadn’t started another, but reached into the old library book bag and came up with this.

    “It seemed terrible to be stretching the neck still further. I don’t know why we decided on that course of action. I suppose it was just that the body was so much closer to the lantern than it was to the ground.”

    The Lighthouse by P.D. James

  2. “…Even our buildings could have no elegance, for fear it might taint our souls. We had to sit in the dining hall in the same order that we took our places in the choir. During the meal, readings were given so we received spiritual nourishment, as well as physical.”

    From “The Gargoyle”, by Andrew Davidson, a book club selection. I’m hoping it gets where it’s going by the end of the book. I think it might.

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