I've been tagged in a meme by one of my favourite literary bloggers, Books Please.
It's pretty straight forward. All you have to do is:
1. Pick up the nearest book.
2. Open to page 123
3. Find the fifth sentence.
4. Post the next three sentences.
5. Tag five people, and acknowledge who tagged you.
I'm currently reading The Remains of the Day by Kazuo Ishiguro (and will blog on this when finished), which I am enjoying like a well aged pinot noir.
The sentences required as per the meme are:
"It's very beautiful. But it is probably a kind of mock period piece done only a few years ago. Isn't that right?"
Is this meme simply a great way to find and explore new blogs, or a way to see if three sentences can convey a writer's style, or the feel of a novel. In my example, I'd say not (because the sentences are short and in dialogue), but I've read other meme posts that may come closer to that purpose.
For me, I tag (if they'd like to play):
Personally, I don't mind whether the book is fiction or not (it actually could be quite interesting if they're not!)
And please, anyone else can feel free to play along!