Monday, March 10, 2008

123 Book Tag

Funny, easy little tag. I love books, and I was glad this one was the closest. (It's not as good as Kell's quote, but it's the best I've got.)

Here are the rules:
Find the book closest to you with at least 123 pages.
Turn to page 123
Find the fifth sentence
Post the next three sentences
Tag 5 people

"The door was opened by Bunter, who seemed to expect her and showed her at once into a sitting-room lined with bookshelves. There were some fine prints on the walls, an Aubusson carpet, a grand piano, a vast Chesterfield and a number of deep and cosy chairs, upholstered in brown leather. The curtains were drawn, a wood-fire blazed on the hearth, and before it stood a table, with a silver tea-service whose lovely lines were delightful to the eye."
From "Strong Poison" by Dorothy L. Sayers--my favorite of all mystery authors. Oh--my favorite. (Plus, I just love those British spellings--"cosy" anyone?) I recommend anything by her, except "The Floating Admiral" which was a combination affair with all sorts of mystery authors each contributing a chapter. Not a good idea, in my book (no pun intended).

Anyway, to tag 5 people. . . I've seen this all over, and I don't know who hasn't done it. Mags or Tris, April? Have you done this? Didn't I just tag you and wouldn't you like to just strangle me?

7 comments:

Story Family said...

What a wonderful excerpt, Em! It was almost as if the passage was describing my sitting room to a 'T'! One tag begets another and I shall get going on yours....eventually....

On a sidenote: your recommendation of Amazing Grace was right on. Loved it! Thank heavens for inspired, courageous and moral men.

Mags said...

I'm going to stangle you with an Aubosson Carpet, if that's even possible. Just kiddding, I'll do it I swear. As for Ms. Barton! I would love to contribute. Just let me know what I should do and I shall do it.

Aimee said...

Back to your bread recipe...what is the whole large and small loaf affair? How do you divide it?

Emilee said...

Aimee--I use a regular loaf pan for my large loaf, and I fill it rather full (about 2/3 up before rising). For the small loaf, I use a large-ish mini loaf pan. Those foil mini-loaf pans are about the same size as mine, and they are perfect. I've sometimes made two batches in a row to get 3 large loaves of bread, since I can't double the recipe in my mixer.

Aimee said...

Thanks! Can't wait to try it out. Is the match over yet?

The Borns said...

Emilee...what do you do to tag someone? I've seen these a couple of times on your page and thought it was a cute idea....do you just mention the name in the tag, or do you e-mail them to let them know they've been hit???? I will steal the book tag, cause it looks fun, and *sniff*sniff* you didn't tag me! As far as I know! hehehe...

The Borns said...

Thanks for tagging me.... I don't feel so left out now! Hahaha...Now do I just answer the question, then put the people I tag on MY blog???? And when they check me out they know they've been tagged??? I think I'm getting this! I feel so important!
Thanks:)