Saturday, October 08, 2005

Tagged (23rd Post)

From Holly. Thanks for my first tag.

Here's the gig.

1. Delve into your blog archive.

2. Find your 23rd post (or closest to).

3. Find the fifth sentence (or closest to).

4. Post the text of the sentence in your blog along with these instructions. Ponder it for meaning, subtext or hidden agendas...

5. Tag five people to do the same.

Turns out that I have written more than 23 blog posts. I'm shocked! This is from New Feature on Friday, May 13, 2005. The below is actually my fifth sort of sentence and is quite appropriate considering who tagged me:

My current reads:
* Gods Old and Dark, the third in a Holly Lisle trilogy that I have been enjoying.

This entry was the start of a whole new world for my blog, it was the start of a beautiful profusion of new posts, it was a trick to keep me in line and the posts coming at more than one a month.... I glance over at the pile of books read but not blogged as of yet and echo Holly with:


Sadly, my last post was September 18th and it is already October 8th. I have 4 books that I've finished and plan to mention in the blog, notes for comments on three of them and nothing ready to go. I have at least two true stray thoughts written up that I am "planning" to edit before posting but which haven't made it to the to do list for fear of me curling up into a quivering ball of terror. I'm not a great blogger and lately, I haven't even managed to read the ones I like to follow, but thank you all you patient folks who still stop by :).

Oh, and in case you all are curious, the books are:

* Little Big by John Crowley
* Left Horse Black by S.J. Reisner
* Midnight Rain by Holly Lisle
* Ghosts in the Snow by Tamara Siler Jones

In each of them I found something to enjoy and only the Crowley is one I would not seek out more of because it is not to my taste though skillfully written. And no, I'm not counting that as the mention :).

And five people to tag? You mean more than five people read my blog? And who haven't already been tagged? And who blog? Oh okay, here goes :):

* Val
* Maripat
* Ann
* Bonnie
* Erin (who I'll link when I get the link from her :).)

And now to sit back and see if anyone notices. Or rather to scramble over to the pile of things still to do today :).


Valerie Comer said...

Sigh. And to think I pointed out Holly's post to you. I suppose you think I *deserve* retribution??

Margaret said...

Yep :D.

Mama Rose said...

Your blog backup list is a lot like mine, Mar. I have about 4 books I want to write about, an essay or two, one recipe ready to go, and a bunch of "just for fun" quizzes to stick in when I don't have a lot of time to write a post.

And I'm still looking for 5 people who's blogs I read that haven't been tagged by someone else. (sigh) lol :)


Margaret said...

Hugs Linda. I'm lucky I live on the outer edges of blogdom :). This all usually passes me by. Still, it was fun, especially with the result and the fact that I had done that many posts.

Random Walk Writer said...

You're evil, Mar. (Oh, and this is my other blog, created just so I can post on all those FM blogs -- and Miss Snark -- where anonymous comments aren't allowed.) So I've done the meme (on LJ, not here), and now have no excuse not to go edit.

-- Erin

Margaret said...


I can take evil ;). Good luck with your edits.