Wednesday, June 11, 2008

Book Meme

Found something I thought would be fun to try, with a bit of modification to make it more interesting. Ready? Set? Here we go!

Book Meme:

1. Pick up your favorite book if you're a reader; if you're an author, grab your favorite book of all those you've written.
2. Open the book to page 123.
3. Find the fifth complete sentence on that page. (Don't count sentences that began on the previous page.)
4. Starting with that fifth sentence, post the next five sentences on your blog, along with the book info, these instructions, and link back to where you saw it.

That's all there is to it. Simple, eh?

So here's my try at this. It's from my time-travel romance set in ancient Egypt, LADY OF THE TWO LANDS (available here:

"What is a circus, Majesty?" Senemut asked, frowning.

"It is held in a tent...there are many strange animals and is sold and parents bring their children to see..." She waved her arms helplessly. "I cannot describe it better. It is like a festival, I suppose."


Hope you have fun with this!



Mad said...

This is a neat game. It's also very clever for you! What a wonderful quote you get out of it!

I just grabbed a book off my shelf at random. It's Alaska by James Michener.

'To America . . . with Bering.'

When this name was spoken, she moved closer to Trofim and, as her husband did in the street, swung him around to inspect him more closely, turning his big head this way and that as if she had perhaps seen him before. Then, shrugging, she asked with just a touch of scorn: 'You? You were with Bering?'

'Twice. I was his aide.'

Elizabeth Delisi said...

The nice thing about it is, it might get you interested in a book you otherwise would never come across. :-)