Sunday, August 27, 2006

I've been tagged!!!

Okay, so Lucy tagged me. I guess it's a good thing I'm a book reader.

1. Grab the nearest book. Don't think, just the nearest book...
2. Open the book to page 123.
3. Find the fifth sentence.
4. Post the text of the next 3 sentences on your blog (Please include the book and author) along with these instructions.
5. Don't you dare dig for that "cool" or "intellectual" book in your closet! I know you were thinking about it! Just pick up whatever is closest.
6. Tag three people.

So from Women Who Kill by Ann Jones....

"In May 1871 Horatio Nelson Sherman of Danbury, Connecticut, returned home from a week-long bender in New Haven feeling sick. His wife, Lydia, nursed him with hot chocolate but he grew worse, suffering from vomiting and intense, burning pains in his stomach. He sent for Dr. Beardsley and said that he was having one of his "old turns"-another bout of withdrawal from alcoholic poisoning, which Beardsley always generously diagnosed as recurrent cholera morbus to be treated with morphine and brandy slings."

Okay....so Scott, Denise, and Oly...you're up.

3 comments:

Sue said...

Oh my! Sounds like Lydia had enough of Horatio's benders! Intriguing!

Lucy said...

Wow...I am behind on blog reading...you've posted alot since I last read my blogs. I must have been busier than I thought. Hey that book sounds like my type of book. I'm finding that I like true crime alot....I watch alot of court TV. As for that cab driver post....creepy! And good luck on WW....that's what I should do.

just me said...

The Perfect Neighbor by Nora Roberts...
The table was set for two, with more candles, more flowers precisely arranged. There was a wonderfully colorful avocado-and-tomato salad chilling along with the wine. Once they'd enjoyed their appetizers and first course, she intended to destroy him with her seafood crepes.

Not that I have anyone to "tag" but hey thought I'd join in on the fun