Daily Archives: February 15, 2008

Books ~ Meme

Ann of the pigtails For the Long Run had a very simple little meme, she was originally tagged by Babaloo to try it.

Here are the rules:

* Pick up the nearest book of 123 pages or more. (No cheating!)
* Find Page 123.
* Find the first 5 sentences.
* Post the next 3 sentences.
* Tag 5 people.
Book Cover

My choice of book is:

Ma, He Sold Me for a Few Cigarettes, by Martha Long.

It is a heart-rending true story of her early childhood in the slums of 1950’s Dublin. Martha was born a bastard to a teenage mother, who moved from man to man, as more children arrived, they lived hand-to mouth in squalid, freezing tenements, dressed in rags and having to beg for food. Then Jackser came into their lives….

Now for page 123 – Martha is telling us about Jackser:

(It works best if you read it with a strong Dublin accent!)

I put the coat on me, an it went down te me shoes. Then he lifted me by the neck, opened the door, an roared, ‘Get back on the streets. An if I see ye aroun, ye’re fuckin dead!’

Every time I look at the cover of this book the little girl’s pretty face reminds me of Chris at Ms Cellania! Do you agree?

Now if you fancy trying this meme consider yourself tagged.