Wednesday, March 26, 2008

what's on my nightstand

A meme. Tagged by DotMom.

The Rules:

1. Pick up the nearest book of 123 (or more) pages.

"The Road," Cormac McCarthy.

2. Open the book to page 123 and find the 5th sentence.

The water was so clear.

3. Post the next 3 sentences.

He held it to the light. A single bit of sediment coiling in the jar on some slow hydraulic axis. He tipped the jar and drank and he drank slowly but still he drank nearly the whole jar.

4. Tag 5 people.

Tag, you're it.


Julie R. said...

So, I'm wondering, how's this book working out for you?

I've read the review for it, and it sounds quite bleak; however, I hear the ending has a lot to offer.

Glad you grabbed the meme!!

Anonymous said...

The Secret Service (by Wendy Walker)

5th & next 3 sentences, p. 123:
He recalled his mother standing him up before herself, while he was still quite a little boy, attending to his hair and details of his dress, telling him to turn around that she might look, and heaving at last a hopeless disconsolate sigh. She had mirrors taken away so that he could not see himself. At the same time she nurtured him on art objects and mathematics, inculcating in his heart a deep reverence for the harmonious and symmetrical. His later exaggerated susceptibility to the nuances of aesthetic proportion made the circumstance of his appearance all the more ludicrous ad difficult.

kasiaiscarly said...

Interesting. .. Cormac McCarthy is the closest to me, too, but 'No Country for Old Men' :) Loved the movie, compelled me to go get the book!