Friday, February 23, 2007

A very old meme.

This used to be an e-mail forward, I think. And before that, a game of some sort. Anyway, I hopped over to Millie's and she did it, and I wanted to play, too.

The Rules of the game:
1. Find the nearest book to you.
2. Name the book and author.
3. Turn to page 123.
4. Go to the fifth sentence on the page.
5. Copy out the next 3 sentences and post to your blog.
6. Tag three other people.

Mine was See Delphi and Die, the latest Marcus Didius Falco mystery from Lindsey Davis. Here you go:

"'Come on, ladies; this is important. I can't interrogate Milo, by the way, because he's died on me.'
Looking shocked, Cleonyma pressed a hand against her lips then muttered through her fingers, 'He was trying to lure Valeria to the palaestra to hear some poet reading his work.'"

Intrigued? You very well should be. I adore the Falco mysteries. (They're set in Ancient Rome and thereabouts, if you couldn't guess. The characterization is wonderful.)

I tag Dawnyel, Suzanne, and Guinevere.


Guinevere Meadow said...

Ooh, I already posted today, but I'll make sure to do this for my next post!

Thoroughly Mormon Millie said...

Wow, interesting book. Just the names are worth taking a peek.

Dawnyel said...

I guess Sudoku doesn't count!? *Giggle*
I'll have to do this one tomorrow...I'm in the middle of intruige of my own!! :) Stop by and ask me a question...I'm a regular Magic 8 Ball!! :D

Goody said...

Okay, I posted it on my LJ....

Mean Mommy said...

So, what happens if your nearest book only has 20 pages or so? ;)

Anne/kq said...

I think one incarnation I saw covered that. I think the rule then was find the nearest book with 123 or more pages. ;)

Suzanne said...

Thanks for the tag! I'll get mine up as soon as I can! :D