2/16/08

The Fifth Sentence On Page 123 Meme



Jamie at Duward Discussion tagged my great friend Sandee at Comedy Plus with the Fifth Sentence Book meme. Mary The Teach at Answers To The Questions tagged Jamie and titled the Meme the Book Meme whereas my sweet friend Sandee at Comedy Plus referred to it as the 123 Book Meme. So, I thought, I would come up with my own title as well so this meme is called the The Fifth Sentence On Page 123 meme, but it's all the same meme.

Thank you Sandee for always thinking of me! I enjoyed writing this meme because I love books, and the book I'm reading was right by me, so it was as easy as pie- that is, it was as easy as eating pie - not baking one, because it is not easy to bake a pie...

Anyway, all you have to do with this meme is find the book closest to you that has at least 123 pages, and...I don't know why I'm writing this- because here are the rules...


Here are the Rules:

1. Pick up the nearest book ( of at least 123 pages).

2. Open the book to page 123.

3. Find the fifth sentence.

4. Post the next three sentences.

5. Tag five people & post a comment here once you post it to your blog, so I can come see.

The book I found is the one I'm presently reading entitled S Is For Silence, by Sue Grafton. After writing and publishing this post I noticed that Sandee at Comedy Plus and Dawn at Twisted Sister both added a plot summary about their books in their posts. Dawn also pointed out how this Meme is a good way to learn about what other bloggers are reading. Consequently, I learned something from my two great friends Sandee at Comedy Plus and Dawn at Twisted Sister again, who encouraged me to rise to the occasion. Therefore, I will write more about the book by my side, S Is For Silence. S Is For Silence is part of an alphabet mystery series written by Sue Grafton. The protagonist,(Kinsey) is a private investigator and each books title starts with a different letter in the alphabet. For example, the first book is entitled, A Is For Alibi, and the rest of the series titles will continue through the alphabet until she reaches the letter Z -

With each series title the plot moves through whatever case Kinsey is investigating, although what I love most is watching Kinsey's character develop along the way. It's as if Sue Grafton allows the reader to view more about Kinsey's character and personality in each title. You will love this series if you love books that focus on plot, character development, or just love a good mystery- all the ingredients are there.

The next three sentences after the fifth sentence on page 123 are:


"She put out her cigarette. "You have any change?"

"What for?" he asked, but he was already digging in his pants pocket, coming up with a handful of coins.



I tag:

Dawn at Twisted Sister
Misty at My Dogs Keep Me Sane
Robert at Observations from the Back 40
BMG at Soapbox Mom
Speedy at Speedcat Hollydale Page
Mel at Monday Morning Power

(Sorry, I pulled a Sandee and broke the rules a little- I added six) :0

16 comments:

Dawn said...

thanks Ann.. this is an easy one :))

Ann said...

Your welcome, and thank you Dawn. You're right, it is an easy one. I read it several times to make sure I wasn't doing anything wrong. Thanks for the comment and I apologize for not answering my comments lately...there's no excuse, but here's mine: I'm so busy I can't see straight- whatever that expression means- :)

Anyway thanks again, and have a great week-end~

Dawn said...

Don't worry about it :)
anyway my post is up... all done!

Robert said...

Ok goodlooking I will make it my next post...:)))

Ann said...

Thank you Dawn, and I loved your post. You are such a good influence on me. I like that you and Sandee added the plot to your books, so now I'm going to add a little more about S Is For Silence. I'm not finished reading it, but I liked what you wrote in your post about knowing what other bloggers are reading. So...as usual, you and Sandee have encouraged me to rise to the occasion~ Thank you~ :))

Misty Dawn said...

I love Sue Grafton and the Alphabet Mysteries!

I did this meme with a Patricia Cornwell book, but since I always have several books next to me, I'll do this meme again! I think it's fun! Thanks for the tag!

Ann said...

Thank you Robert, and I know it will be a great one. Plus, you know what words to say to make a lady's day, don't you? (lol)

Have a great week-end~

Ann said...

Misty, You know I have never read any of Patricia Cornwell's books? Isn't that awful? My mother keeps telling me too, and I'm going to have to remember to get one from the library. I'm thrilled to find another Sue Grafton addict, I knew there had to be plenty out there in cyberspace. And I should have known one of those addicts would be you~ :))

Dawn said...

Ann it sounds much more interesting now... Imagine an entire alphabet of mysteries!
And as for Robert... He called me a show off... so I'm off to see him next! LOL
Thanks for the tag - it was great fun :))))

soapbox mom (formerly bmgmom) said...

What a fun meme! Thanks for thinking of me, Ann. My post is up!
;-)

Ann said...

Dawn, Yes, (LOL) I read Roberts remark... (LOL)

Well, it's obvious he is very impressed with your post, it is so good...If he were five he would be throwing frogs on you~ (LOL)

Thanks for showing me an example of how to write a better post- You're a great friend, and I'm glad you like the idea of Sue Grafton's series. Read A is for Alibi, and you will keep reading them, they're great~

Oh, and by the way, I enjoyed the meme more when I went back and wrote the plot summary. Thanks for reading the post again~ :))

Ann said...

SoapBox Mom, I thought you would like this meme and I'm glad you did. I can't wait to read your post. Thanks for participating~

Speedcat Hollydale said...

Hello Ann!

I finally have a day off, so I am catching up. This looks fun :) ... I bet you can guess what my book will be about. (laugh) I will have this done in a few.

Happy day, Happy week!!
Eric

Sandee (Comedy +) said...

Thanks for playing along and you know I never care if you don't follow the rules. Rule breaking is fun. Have a great day Ann. I'll be waiting for Tuesday's question too. :)

Ann said...

Eric, I'm glad you finally have a day off~ Your book wouldn't happen to be about golf, would it? (LOL) You have a happy week too~ :))

And take your time with the fun stuff~ :))

Ann

Ann said...

Sandee, Anything for you, thank you for tagging me. Everyone I've tagged has had the best time with this meme. You always have the best ones.

And I know what you mean about breaking the rules...it is fun. Plus, I learned it from watching you~ (laugh)

And thank you for waiting for Tuesdays Question. I'm racking my brain at the moment to think of what it will be, but it'll come to me. My Muse usually visits in the middle of the night. :))

Hug~ Ann

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