While perusing Reading Matters, one of the book blogs that I frequent, I came upon this particularly whimisical meme.
The page 123 meme
The instructions are as follows:
1. Grab the book closest to you.
2. Open to page 123, go down to the fifth sentence.
3. Post the text of the next three sentences on your blog.
4. Name of the book and the author.
5. Tag three people.
Page 123 was the end of a chapter with only three sentences, so I turned to page 124 and counted two sentences down.
Here it is:
Thus, on All Soul's Day, 1959, Materlinck and I found ourselves in a crocodile winding its way through a profusion of bamboos, tree ferns, palms, banana plants, cycads, orchids, overhanging mosses, and pitcher plants. The sub-tropical atmosphere dripped with outlandish perfumes; in the outside world beyond the curved glass walls it was freezing cold. As Fr Brown paused at a fork of the path, it began to snow.
What fun, this is one of those books that have been sitting on my book shelves for ages. It's a beautiful and odd book in 101 chapters, each titled with a different color from Dragon's Blood to Dorian Gray:
Shamrock Tea - Ciaran Carson
I'll be sending this to some of my friends in hope that they're bored enough to participate^_^.