Saturday, February 02, 2008

Tagged again!

I sometimes ignore being tagged, but not if it involves literature.

I was tagged by Sweetpea’s Patch. The rules are to pick up the nearest book of 123 pages or more, find page 123, find the first five sentences, post the next three sentences, and then tag five people.

Sweetpea is reading Pride and Prejudice. I’ve just begun a book by Carol Goodman called The Lake of Dead Languages. I heard about it on the Ravelry Book Challenge group, but I haven’t read very far, so I haven’t yet formed an opinion of the novel. Here are sentences 6-8 on p. 123:

They were furnished in the same overstuffed and overpolished colonial style as my own house. But whereas my mother regarded each chair and end table as a prized possession, there was an air of disregard and neglect in Hannah Toller’s decorating. It looked as if the furniture had been picked off the showroom floor with no regard for what my mother called "color coordination."

I have absolutely no idea how those lines fit into the story. I'm not nearly that far yet.

I'm tagging the following blogs: The Adventures of Flutterbug and Punxsey; Sooner Be Knitting; Ridiculous Obsession; Knit n Teach; and Lizzy's Loose Ends. It will be interesting to see what everyone is reading.

As for me, I'm off for an afternoon watching the entire Branagh version of Hamlet in preparation for beginning to teach the play next week. (I do have a sock OTN in preparation.)

2 comments:

LizzieK8 said...

Assignment finished! Hmmm I thought Mel Gibson's Hamlet was great, but it appears Mr Branagh's performance is much better. I'll have to put it on my Netflix list.

My favorite is Much Ado, though. I adore Kenneth and Emma Thompson in it. Hey Nonny Nonny!

Wendy Power said...

Ooh, I adore Much Ado as well. "I do love nothing in the world so well as you. Is that not strange?"

(Hooray! Thanks for playing along with the Meme.)