The Nearest Book to My iBook

I was tagged.

1. Pick up the nearest book of 123 pages or more. No cheating!
2. Find page 123
3. Find the first 5 sentences
4. Post the next 3 sentences
5. Tag 5 people

He didn’t see América. She must be down one of the aisles pushing a basket. He tried to look nonchalant as he passed by the checkers and entered the vast cornucopia of the place.

The book is The Tortilla Curtain by T.C. Boyle. I read it some years ago for my grandmother’s novel study group, and I’m supposed to be reading it for the library book discussion group on Wednesday. Since the reading I am supposed to do is always the last thing I want to read (even if it’s good), I had the book near my laptop to try to make myself pick it up. The meme has, I suppose, succeeded in making me do that, although I doubt I can get by on only eight sentences when the time for the discussion comes.

I try avoid tagging, as I was never fond of the game, but if you want to be It, go for it.

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  1. The dwelling was then closed and put in charge of the sentinels; when the plump plenipotentiary approached the Anglo-Saxon, and handing him the scant fragments of the bridal dress, pointed to the door, and in a loud voice exclaimed: “White man, this authorizes you to take possession of your wife!”

    Adventures of an African Slave Trader, Captain Theodore Canot

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