Michael at Avatar Lore tagged me for a most interesting meme the other day. The object of the game is to take a book of more than 123 pages then turn to page 123 and quote the first five sentences of same.
The only quandary is what book to choose.
My husband likes to read me a bedtime story. It’s a tradition we’ve had for 18 years and currently we’re about half-way through Treasure Island. I considered quoting it except we’d just finished what is now my favorite book ever, To Kill A Mockingbird.
I read it way back in high school when the Earth was young and the continents had barely settled. I thought it was okay.
Today I think the book is magnificent. I did not want it to end.
It’s been challenged. It’s been banned. It won a Pulitzer Prize.
Here are the first five complete sentences of page 123 of Harper Lee’s To Kill A Mockingbird.
"She seemed seven feet high.
I felt Calpurnia’s hand dig into my shoulder. ‘What you want, Lula?’ she asked, in tones I had never heard her use. She spoke quietly, contemptuously.
‘I wants to know why you bringin’ white chillun to nigger church.’ "
I rather like being tagged for memes and I am grateful Michael thought to include me. I find them fun. Under the rules of engagement for memes I am to challenge, entice, rook, bamboozle, or otherwise induce five others to play. Why not join the fun? Consider yourself tagged.
Oh, and Happy Spring everyone.