I have been tagged by Rain of Rainy Day Thoughts to do a Meme. The rules are to pick the book nearest to you, turn to page 161 and copy the fifth sentence. It so happens that I have Jane Austin's book, Northanger Abbey on the shelf above my computer and that is the book I will use.
I didn't realize what really looooong sentences Jane Austin used until I started counting to number five.
The top of the page is the last half of a sentence started on the preceding page and I ignored that. The next sentence is almost a full paragraph in length. Thank goodness it isn't number five. Whew! Sentence number five is one word: "Why!" Well, that seems too simple so I will add the next sentence, "How can you ask the question?"
I believe the object of this Meme is to see what people are reading. Actually, I am reading Death Of An Expert Witness by P. D. James. The book is on my nightstand because that is where I do a lot of my reading. I usually read mysteries for entertainment ; they take my mind away from thoughts that might keep me awake. (Such as what will I write about on my blog?)
I am to tag five more people to play this game so the five I have chosen are:
- Lydia of Writerquake.
- Joy of The Joy of Six
- Sylvia of Sylvia From Over The Hill
- Tabor of One Day At A Time
- Judy of Imagine
- Marie of Grannymar.
Did you count six? So sue me - I cheated. I would like to add more, but if I didn't put you on the list I don't think there is any law that says you can't play if you want to. Just let me know so I can read your 5th sentence from page 161.
Grannymar is an Irish blogger who writes a wonderful new post every day (I don't know how she does it) and she was given a Splash award. I admired it and she told me to take a share. I thought it added a lot to my sidebar and am grateful for her generosity.