Today I've been tagged by my friend and ACFW Indiana chapter president Crystal Miller to participate in a game of blog tag. I'm asking you to participate in a reading exercise. Whatever is by your computer (or that you are reading right now) is what I am interested in. I am going to tag a few people who also write blogs, but if you have a blog and want to play, you are welcome to steal it. And if you don't have a blog or don't have a blog where you play memes, play in the comments. I told you I love to know what people are reading!
Here are the rules:
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.
Writing the Christian Romance, by Gail Gaymer Martin.
Christy Award-winning author Kristen Heitzmann uses an original style of POV, mixing first and third person between past and present tense. She does this to show a dramatic difference between the flashback scenes of the heroine's youth to the present day. To show an immediacy of the past, Heitzmann uses first person present tense and third person past tense for the present scenes.
Now for an ABA book I've almost finished:
The Body Farm by Patricia Cornwall
"I found her one morning out in front. This was right after Emily...I just assumed the poor little thing died of a broken heart."
And from my current Bible Study:
Patriarchs, by Beth Moore
Look carefully at the phrase "held a grudge against" in verse 41. The English phrase is a translation of only one Hebrew word: satam. The New International Commentary footnotes the English translation with the following interesting words: (Keep in mind the Hebrew alphabet doesn't include vowels) "stm, apparently a by-form of stn, the root from which Satan derives."
So there you have it. A look at the books I'm reading and studying right now that are on my desk.
I tag: Robin Miller, Ane Mulligan, Pam Meyers, Sabrina Butcher, and Janna Ryan. Have fun!