April 22, 2008

123'd again

Jeepers. I've been hit with the 123 meme again, this time by my friend Peter at Detectives Beyond Borders.

Okay. Rules:
1) Pick up the book nearest you with at least 123 pages. (No cheating!)
2) Turn to page 123.
3) Count the first five sentences.
4) Post the next three sentences.
5) Tag five other bloggers.

  1. The book is Kim Harrison's A Fistful of Charms. It's Book Four in a series she calls "The Hollows." So far there are six books.
  2. Page 123 is the first page of Chapter Nine.
  3. The first five sentences are scene setting.
  4. The next three sentences are: "Reaching to a top shelf, he dropped a jar of yeast in with the rest. "Bee pollen," he grumbled under his breath. "Where in Tink's bordello do they keep the vitamin supplements?"
  5. Bonus sentences to finish the thought in item 4: "Can't find a bloody thing in this store. Who laid it out? Gilligan?"

I'm probably not going to buy these books, but they are amusing. Harrison has a breezy style, which is probably necessary if you're going to title all your books as takeoffs of Clint Eastwood spaghetti westerns and fill them with urban fantasy about a witch who's a bounty hunter. It's a darker world than the Trenton that other bounty hunter Stephanie Plum inhabits in Janet Evanovich's books.

I don't know who comes by here regularly any longer, so I'm not tagging anyone. If you're of a mind to play, let me know in the comments.

Posted by Linkmeister at April 22, 2008 08:30 PM | TrackBack

Definitely something original. Was it a library book?

Posted by: Patti Abbott at April 23, 2008 03:05 PM

Yep, and now I'm in a bind. I've read 1 & 2, have 4,5, & 6, but there are six holds on book 3 before I can get it.

They're kinda standalone, but I get compulsive about series order. ;)

Posted by: Linkmeister at April 23, 2008 03:31 PM