Wednesday, June 4, 2008

light reading

Dora snagged me on the nearest book meme. You probably know the one, it goes like this:

1.Pick up the nearest book.
2.Open to page 123.
3.Locate the fifth sentence.
4.Post the next three sentences on your blog and in so doing...
5.Tag five people, and acknowledge who tagged me.

Here we go. Because everything in my house except the cat is vintage (and she's no kitten herself), the closest book is the 1966 fiction sensation Valley of the Dolls, by Jacqueline Susann.

Page 123 reads as follows:

"But we both agreed that a Broadway show would get us a picture deal."

"Picture deal!" This was Henry. "God, that kind of thinking went out with Ruby Keeler movies".

Okay so there was an extra sentence. I knew y'all wouldn't want to be left hanging.

Since I tagged many of you last week, I'll leave this as an open challenge. Although I especially would like to see what Lynette , Miss Janey, and Citizen Jane would come up with. Oh, and Tank. Don't forget da Tank. But its optional, guys.

You can now return to regular programming.


Miss Janey said...

DANG! Miss J really hoped to avoid this particular tag... She'll have to wait til she gets home- the nearest book is a thesaurus. She's at work....

PS- How great is "Valley of the Dolls"? Slather on some baby oil and hit the back yard for a tanning session. Oh- it helps to be 17... Nowadays, tanning is out of the question.

TankMontreal said...

Whoopee! Tagged twice in a week. I really should pay closer attention.
Some people seem to loathe the tagging but no, I love it: gives me a chance to be a little creative, even if the words are ephemeral. See, I enjoy keeping a blog even though I've generally little to say.
So I'll get right on it, World o' Jeff.
Well soon.