Saturday, June 07, 2008

The Book Excerpt Tag

Undercover Dragon tagged me with the following:
You've been tagged. The task:
# Pick up the nearest book.
# Open to page 123.
# Locate the fifth sentence.
# Post the next three sentences on your blog and in so doing...
# Tag five people, and acknowledge who tagged you.

Hope you can play! Come on, I bet you're reading something super interesting right now.
The closest book to me was Wallpaper* City Guide: Bangkok, which unfortunately is only 103 pages long. I had to cheat. I usually circulate between to three books at the same time so this excerpt is from The Blade Itself - The First Law: Book One by Joe Abercombie. It's the first fantasy novel to get my attention since high school.

She smiled weakly and offered out her limp, white hand.
He brushed with the most perfunctory of kisses "Charmed," he muttered without relish. "I must apologise for my appearance, I've just been fencing."

I thought of a bunch of others to tag but then I found out that between UD and Amjad, they have all been tagged already.