Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Book meme

I saw this meme at Hannah Jane's blog, and simply couldn't resist. . . 

The rules are as follows:

   1. Pick up the nearest book (of at least 123 pages)
   2. Open the book to page 123.
   3. Find the fifth sentence
   4. Post the next three sentences
   5. Tag five people.

1. Okay, there are about twenty books scattered all over my bed, but the nearest one to my laptop is Mary Queen of Scots by Antonia Fraser.

2. Yesss. . .

3. The fifth sentence is: Throckmorton heard that even the king of Spain had advised her to be prepared to temporize in matters of religion, on her first arrival.

4. Next three sentences are: Melville tells us that all the Frenchmen who had recently returned from Scotland advised her to be most familiar with James, Argyll, Maitland and Kirkcaldy of Grange, in short to learn to repose most upon the members of the reformed religion. Such practical advice, coloured by tolerance, accorded well with Mary's own temperament and religious convictions. In religious matters, her leaning was towards the tolerance of her mother, rather than the fanaticism of a cardinal of Guise.

5. I tag: Theresa of the UTTERANCE, Emily from Songs I Sing, Erin from Seven Little Australians Plus One, Isabella(s) from Watajoke, and Jessica from The Writings of Jessica Nicole McDonald.

Woopee, that was fun. . . my first meme. :-) 

Current Mood:  Optimistic


Isabella Clinton said...

I did it!!! It's really fun!

The Editrix said...

Haha! Good for you! :)

I thought it looked like fun, and also relatively easy - with some memes you've got answer all kinds of hard questions about yourself. . .

emme said...

Oh, thanks for tagging me! ☺

I'll be posting it on my blog soon!


The Editrix said...

No probs! :)

Jessica NicDhòmhnaill said...

Ooo! Thank you soooo much for tagging me! What fun!!!


The Editrix said...

LOL--thankyou for following me, Jessica! :D