I’ve been tagged by Forgetfulone for this unusual exercise in exploring the reading habits of our fellow bloggers. These are the rules.
Pick up the nearest book of 123 pages or more. (No cheating!)
Find Page 123 then dismiss the first 5 sentences. Post the next 3 sentences. Tag 5 people.
Unfortunately the nearest book to me is my IKEA catalogue and by following the rules I have come up with
Tyosand range. Washable slipcover in polyester. 3 seat sofa £395. 1seat section £165. 2 seat sofa with armrest £365
But I guess that isn’t really the idea, so I reached further away to grab a random book from the shelf, my chair tipped up and the entire contents of the bookcase fell on my head!
Anyway, the first one I grabbed was a recipe book, but I felt that a list of ingredients for Sussex Pond Pudding would be inappropriate. I picked up the next one which was about the wine regions of Southern France.
Undaunted and still laying flat on my back, I plunged my hand into the pile and pulled out a book which looked hopeful.
The eighth sentence on page 123 started
’You are making me horny again’. He pushed his fingers.....
.....and then I thought better of it.
So I closed my eyes and caught hold of Brand New Friend by Mike Gayle. I followed the rules and this is what I read.
That evening Rob and Jo covered such topics as politics (she felt sorry for the Prime Minister because aged so much since he came to power) the Internet (she dismissed it as CB radio for computer nerds) and the Apollo moon landings (she had seen a documentary on Channel 5 that claimed they never happened and firmly believed it was all a big fake). Rob laughed so much he could hardly breathe. Then finally they exchanged life stories.
So I got there in the end! I’ll clear up in the morning.
As always I am going to ask for 5 volunteers. That way there is no pressure on anyone to take part, and I always end up with at least the number of participants I require anyway. Form a orderly line here please!