Monday, March 10, 2008

I'm it! Another meme

My read-headed pal Molly tagged me for a meme ages ago, and so I thought I'd better get moving on it. Here are the rules:

Pick up the nearest book (of at least 123 pages).
Open the book to page 123.
Find the fifth sentence.
Post the next three sentences.

So here goes:

The nearest book is Green Grass, Running Water by Thomas King (an author recommended by Charles de Lint). Here are the sentences:

What was that? says one of the Pigs.
Sounded like a fart, says one of the Raccoons.
Okay, says one of the Moose, who farted?

I think Molly will particularly appreciate that passage. Tee hee. :-)
This meme has been floating around for a while, so if you haven't been tagged yet and have a book sitting nearby (and who doesn't, after all?) consider yourself tagged, and join the fun!


  1. Ha!! Love it!!! That's hilarious :D And I learned something new...I didn't know de Lint wrote under a different name. How exciting!

  2. Heehee. The passage is just perfect for a slow day. :)

  3. aka Charles de Lint? I read quite a bit of Thomas King for a course that I took on Native writers, and I could swear he was a Cherokee/Greek author. Perhaps he has a secret identity :o

    Anyway, I enjoyed Green Grass, Running Water. I hope you do too :)

  4. Ack! I guess it was a bit late when I wrote that. I MEANT to say, recommended by Charles de Lint!

    Chris - He did write some horror novels under the pseudonym Samuel Key, though, and I guess I was thinking about that when I was writing last night. I have been meaning to pick them up and give them a try, but I just haven't gotten around to it yet.

    Nymeth - I just finished Green Grass, Running Water, and I enjoyed it very much.

    I think I'll go edit the post now so I'm not leading anyone else astray. :-)

    Oh, and Dark Orpheus - glad you got a laugh out of it!

  5. LOL! Well I still got a pseudonym! I'll go look for Samuel Key books now!

  6. Glad to help out, Chris, even if I put my foot in my mouth while doing so. :-D

  7. yup! i DO love those sentences! talking animals: you can't go wrong. talking, flatuating animals will NEVER steer you wrong!

  8. Yup, I knew you'd get a giggle. :-)


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