Monday, May 05, 2008

I've Been Tagged

Mardel tagged me for the Book Meme.

1. Pick up the nearest book.
2. Turn to page 123
3. Find the fifth sentence
4. Post the next three sentences.
5. Tag five people and acknowledge who tagged you.

I must admit that the nearest book was Iris Apfel, Rare Bird of Fashion, but page 123 was one of the many photo pages, and had no text at all.

So, the second book I laid hands on was a new mystery from Jo Dereske called Index to Murder, A Miss Zukas Mystery.

"Sometimes in abandoned places, too." He nodded in the direction of Meriwether's crumbling home.
Helma cast one last look at the burl high in the tree and began slowly but purposefully walking back toward the house and shop. The others followed her, as she knew they would, compelled by human instinct.

If you like mysteries and you haven't read the Miss Zukas books, you need to start. The main character is a librarian, and the writing is just delightful. As a librarian friend said when we were discussing the difficulties of finding not-too-gory, not-too-creepy, and not-too-sexy books for one's mother or similar persons, "Oh yes, what you want are books that everyone can enjoy". So now my sister and I use this description when looking for books for our mother, who's a very picky, yet voracious reader.

And now, for my victims I will tag Barbara, Gaile, Patty, Charity and Mimi.


Mimi Jackson said...

Oh I love it!!!! I'll do it now!

SewingLibrarian said...

I love the Miss Zukas books - of course I am a librarian!

Elaray said...

I must be behind the times. What is a book meme?

Liana said...

Linda, Isn't it a great series? I like her other one too.

elaray, I didn't know why they were called memes either. The definition is: "A unit of cultural information, such as a cultural practice or idea, that is transmitted verbally or by repeated action from one mind to another." So, I guess it's a thing that gets passed along and everyone does it. :)

Charity said...

Done, Liana! But you may regret including me...*G*


Gaile said...

I've posted mine!

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