Friday, April 11, 2008

I've been tagged by Fireflynights

For the book tag, here are the rules:

Pick a book at least 123 pages long.

Open that book to page 123.

Find the fifth sentence and post the next three.

Then tag five other people to do the same.

So the book nearest to me happens to be Anne Enright's The gathering, whihc is hardly surprising as I am just about to post the winner of the giveaway.
I'll tel you the winner in a moment.
Sentence five reads like this:
The suitcase was air-force blue; stiff, with rounded corners.
the next three are:
It belonged to my friend Deirdre Moloney from college, the one whose mother threw her out three months before her final exams. At this stage she still lived a twee little life, where things like suitcases and, say, walking boots, were readily to hand. So, it was an air hotess's suitcase I carried down the stairs filled with dirty clothes and squeezed out tubes of spermicidal jelly: in the middle of it all, the tiny, smothered sloshing of a mostly empty bottle of gin.
I found that there was a real sense of flow and rhythm to Enright's writing, it sounds authentic and realistic but is still quite obviously crafted. The little details that are thrown in but not dwelt upon allowing the reader to make of them what they will. I'm sure the winner will love it. Drumroll please. And the winner is number 6 because there were 6 puppies. So congratulations to Mr Puffy the dog

So now I have to tag five people to do the same. I know some people don't like being tagged so I am going to apologise in advance if I tag you and you don't like it. Just say thanks but no thanks and it's all cool. No pressure on anyone out there.
Verbal one
Tea time and roses
A patchwork of books
Pages turned
mabel's house

On another note all pups are doing well. We are having to supplement the smallest one but that's to be expected. Thank goodness for heat pads otherwise she would be getting quite chilled. There's always one that needs a bit of TLC.
I have managed to knit a grand total of 4 rows. I just can't relax until the pups are a few days old and I know their all thriving. I have several pieces in progress and will probably post about them over the weekend.

5 comments:

Ragged Roses said...

Congrats on the pups, they're gorgeous, hope they continue to thrive and you're able to concentrate on that knitting!!!
Kimx

Tea Time and Roses said...

Hello Alison...

Thank you so much for your visit to tea time! The tag sounds like lots of fun! What a lovely blog you have here, and I see you love books and knitting too...a girl after thine own heart! :o) You have a beautiful weekend and happy reading.

Smiles...

Beverly

Liz said...

Thanks for the tag. I'll confess, I am terrible at remembering to do these, but I'll try. But I appreciate it!

Jennie said...

Congratulations Mr puffy! I'll enjoy checking out the other tags.

LOUISE @ HOME IS WHERE THE HEART IS said...

I did this tag, I wonder what is so special about page 123? Thanks for commenting on my blog, Sals Snippets book competion was fun, and I was surprised at how many books I found with my name in the title, although it did take me ages searching through Amazon! x