The rules, as posted by Matt, are: “You simply have to grab the book nearest to you (no cheating here), turn to page 161, and post the text of the fifth full sentence on the page along with the body of the instruction on your blog. Then you tag 3 people.”
I happened to have A.M. Homes’s new memoir, The Mistress's Daughter: A Memoir, sitting on my desk next to the computer. I just bought it the other day at my local independent bookstore, and I hadn’t opened it yet. But here’s what I found on p. 161:
In 1972, when my grandfather died in Washington, I got two of his hats, a winter hat and a summer hat.
So now I’m tagging three other blogging buddies for this meme:
Robin at A Fondness for Reading
Iliana at bookgirl’s nightstand
Dewey at The Hidden Side of a Leaf
Sorry if you've already been tagged. Hope you’re in the mood to play, but if not, no worries!