Friday, February 15, 2008

My First Meme

I've been tagged! My Inner French Girl tagged me to do this meme, which is so exciting to me because I feel a little more 'in' with the blogging world now. ;)

The rules for this one are:

a) Pick up the nearest book of 123 pages or more.

b) Find page 123.

c) Find the first 5 sentences and read them.

d) Post the next 3 sentences.

The nearest book I grabbed is Gordon Ramsay's Roasting In Hell's Kitchen: Temper Tantrums, F Words, and the Pursuit of Perfection. The hubby borrowed it from the library and thought it was great, so now it's waiting for me to read it quickly before we return it.

Page 123 is towards the end of Chapter 5, Oceans Apart. Here we go....

We were moving in because there was a big storm, but the tenders were still out. The Grundys were up on deck playing cards, and I was fishing off the prow, something they encouraged if we were off duty. Suddenly, I heard this terrific bang.

To be honest, I don't know what he's talking about! The section sounds more like a mystery novel than a biography about a chef. It's interesting though - I certainly wouldn't have expected a boating trip to be in his book. I had to keep reading to find out what the bang was, but I'll keep that little secret to myself. ;)

I shall now tag NY $pender, The Well-Heeled Society, and Wardrobe Oxygen.


styleandsubstance said...

Tag, I'm it!

I was actually tagged for the first time during the holidays, but I was so inundated with pitches, requests and deadlines that I FORGOT-

I'm all over this one, though! ~~"

astarte's student said...

Great! Can't wait to see what you've got lying around! :)

NY Spender said...

Thanks for tagging me. It was nice picking up an old favorite. My meme is up. :)

astarte's student said...

Great excerpt, ny! :)

My Inner French Girl said...

Dear AS, that's an awesome quote!

If you're into chef memoirs, I hear that Gordon Ramsay's Kitchen Confidential is fascinating. And Julia Child's My Life in France was superb!

Merci for participating!