Saturday, 28 June 2008

Tag Time - 123

Ooooh, I've been tagged again by ENC, writer of fantastic blog observationmode. This should be an easy one:

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.

But it gets more complicated. Because upon reaching for 'the nearest book' I realised... there are three books I could choose, each exactly equidistant from my position on my chair, typing on this keyboard. The choices are:

-An Oxford Paperback FRENCH dictionary
-The Mitfords, Letters Between Six Sisters
-Pride and Prejudice

I've managed to rule the dictionary out because there are no sentences, only definitions. So I'll give you the Mitfords and P&P too, because I'm nice like that.

The Mitfords (this was actually a bit tricky too; my books are so stubborn. So I'm just typing out the first 4 sentences of the second letter on the page)

(from Diana to Deborah)
Darling Debo,
Last night the Fuhrer was talking about which of us was going to the Parteitag, and he says he specially wants you to go. Isn't it wonderful. I told what a marvellous ride you are and he thinks you are so beautfiul and wants you to see the Parteitag while you are young.

Wasn't that interesting? I've gone far enough to pass all the Hitler fever amongst Diana and Unity, now it's all about the Queen, Lucien Freud and Lanvin.

Pride and Prejudice

'I confess,' said he, 'that I should not have been at all surprised by her Ladyship's asking us on Sunday to drink tea and spend the evening at Rosings. I rather expected, from my knowledge of her affability that it would happen. But who could have foreseen such an attention as this? Who could have imagined that we should receive an invitation to dine there (an invitation moreover including the whole party) so immediately after your arrival!'

I haven't read this yet, but I'm looking forward to it. I especially love Jane Austen's dialogue and this is a fantastic example. And it fits so neatly into the rules!

And now, for the tags. Feel free to do them or not do them or you know... half do them. Whatever.

Ambika @ (Into) the Fray
WendyB @ Wendy Brandes Jewelry

And my blog reading list is relatively short, I didn't want to retag some and some are just too huge so I'm going to cheat (again) and leave it at two. Isn't this the hardest part of the tag? I think so..

PS yes I am posting in the future, I don't know why but I think it's cool.


  1. Fun! It's nice to have several books within read. I really enjoy Jane Austen's dialogue as well, her writing is actually very lively and witty, I can't understand when people say they find her dull.

  2. Oooh clothes horse do you want to do it too?

  3. I love "P and P." I'll have to check out your other book!

    Thanks for playing "Tag!" And for the very nice mention. I appreciate it.

  4. oh pride and prej, love that book! I'm making my boyfriend read it this summer (I'm so cruel!)

  5. No probs enc, you've got a great blog!

    And pam, I can't wait to start it, my fingers are itching... but most of the males in my life refuse to read Jane Austen 'because it's chick-lit'