Friday, October 03, 2008

Book Meme

I've been tagged for a book meme by Lisa at Our Seven Qtpies.

Here are the instructions -

Grab the nearest book.
Open the book to page 56.
Find the fifth sentence.
Post the text of the next two to five sentences in your journal/blog along with these instructions.
Don't dig for your favorite book, the cool book, or the intellectual one: pick the CLOSEST.
Tag five other people to do the same.

I have a couple hundred paperback mysteries in the bookshelf right next to my computer desk, so I grabbed the most accessible, which turned out to be Death of a Dude by Rex Stout.

"As I reported, he's one of the few people who thinks Harvey is clean."

"The Hall of Culture. You told me three years ago that he tried to get you to read Bacon's essays."

"I see you brought your memory along. It may come in handy." I slowed the car to ease down the bank of a gully and climbed back up. "He will expect you to shake hands. Everybody you meet out here will, and you've got enough built-in points against you without adding another one."

"I resent any formality requiring bodily contact."

I tag:

Lilibeth at Keeping Up
Johanna at The Journey
Aftergrace at Still Waters Run Deep
Sara at Geeks, Freaks and Weirdos
and Heather at not a DIY Life.


Sara said...

Mine is a little wierd.

Lilibeth said...

Good old Nero wolfe and his aversion to shaking hands. ha ha, I love it.

Qtpies7 said...

Now I want to read that book. Sounds funny.

Heather @ Not a DIY Life said...

I'm right on it! Thanks for the tag. I haven't done this one before.