Monday, May 21, 2007

Tagged Again--A New Meme

Matt at A Variety of Words just tagged me for a new meme. This one is quirky and fun, and I liked it when I first saw it, even before I was tagged.

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.

Hmmm…

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!

5 comments:

Stephanie said...

Isn't this a fun little meme?? WAY easier than the last one!! I haven't heard of The Mistress's Daughter. Is it any good??

dew said...

Whew! These memes are like a roller coaster! You barely get to relax after one meme before another one starts, eh? This one is easy, though, no problem. I just posted something, though, so I'll post my meme answer tonight or tomorrow morning.

Gentle Reader said...

stephanie--I love this one--easy and quirky! I'm only about 30 pages into The Mistress's Daughter--it's a memoir about this adopted writer's birth parents making contact with her. It's interesting so far...I'll let you know when I'm done!

dewey--I know--meme after meme...but this one was so easy I had to do it. I'm glad you'll join in!

Bellezza said...

I finally responded to 8 things...I'm sorry it took me almost two weeks! But, thanks for tagging me all the same. Have a safe Memorial Weekend, with lots of time to enjoy.

iliana said...

I'm finally getting to it :) Thank you for the tag!