I've been tagged (thanks, Sandy!) with the book meme that's going around. I'd been thinking it'd be fun to play that, and here I have my chance.
Here's how it works:
To participate in the book tag.............Pick a book at least 123 pages long. Open that book to page 123. Find the fifth sentence and post the next three. Then tag five other people.
I'm assuming this means a book I'm currently reading. Hmm, which one? I have books-in-progress all over the house!
But since I got tagged on my houseblog, I'll choose the one with the page 123 excerpt that's most house-related. Here goes:
"'You can order the coal.'
'Very good, my lady. I fancy there will be some time between lunch and dinner to effect a clearance of the kitchen chimney, provided there is no interference from the police.'"*
Or as it would be in 2008, objections by the EPA!
Now that I've completed the selfish part of this meme, I'm afraid I have to bow out of Part 2, the tagging. Just because I'm reading (and re-reading!) when I ought to be working on my house doesn't mean the rest of you are!
But if you are reading something to help you work on your house, to reward you for having worked on your house, or to distract you from getting round to working on your house, open that volume to page 123 and leave a comment. I'd be interested to hear what you find!
(From Busman's Honeymoon, a Lord Peter Wimsey mystery novel by Dorothy L. Sayers, 1937)