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I have been tagged by Sreeram a while ago on the 123 book tag. Initially I thought it to be very easy one, and i thought I would do it the minute I got the time and internet on, but the choice of books have led me crazy. I am supposed to post the next 3 sentences from the fifth line of page 123 of the nearest book. But which book?

I was reading the “3 mistakes of my life” by Chetan Bhagat when IΒ  was tagged. But I didn’t had the pc that time in Chennai. So I thought I would take it up when I am at home, in Bangalore with nothing to do. But now, the number of books are too much lying around to pick one. I then thought of writing something from “Arranged Marriage” but it didn’t seemed to be interesting. It was a collection of short stories, and if I post some lines of some short story, it wouldn’t blend. Then I had “Brida”, but it was already posted by Sujatha. I glanced through some other books too which was unread, but nothing seems to be captivating except for this one. Its by Paulo Coelho again, “By the River Piedra I sat down and wept“. I don’t know what is it that urges me again to buy his books again and again. Maybe its food-for-thought imprint in every line of his book? Maybe. Maybe one day I would get fed up of his books and style too… hmmm.

Anyways here they are:

The light from his cigarette illuminated our faces. He took my hand and we sat there for sometime. I ran my fingers through his hair.

I am in real need of more books to feed my idle mind, and hence though the tag is not that interesting, I do want to tag the following few bloggers:

Megha (seems to be dormant.. but does she will accept my offer?)

Archana Raghuram (have been quite busy offlate… is it the work or writer’s block?)

Ashwin (who has that voracious-book-reader look.. do you take up tags??? or always just torrents? πŸ˜‰ )

and any lazy bloggers who wants to revive up…


  1. Hmm..what do you mean by ‘voracious-book-reader’ look’? Thanks for tagging and I read at least 2-3 books at a time. What does anyone gain out of quoting 3 lines from the 123th page? What if the book I’m reading has less than 123 pages?

  2. Hey cool…so you finally did end up doing the boring book-tag (and not boring-book tag as ppl tend to read it)!! πŸ˜€
    I feel the purpose of this tag is not to get/gain something out of the 123rd page of a book but to get to know the various books that run around in the market all of which we may not know…so the sole purpose is for “books” search…I hope that answers your question Ashwin…what if the book has less than 123…don’t read it!! πŸ˜‰

  3. @ashu: u just accepted that u read 2-3 at a time.. aint that enough!! πŸ˜› hehe
    and its just a tag.. c’on.. you don’t accept a tag for gaining something outta it..

    @Sree: ya it was indeed boring.. and i will definitely read it if it has less than 123 pages.. such a short read.. wow!!! i ‘d love to.. πŸ™‚

  4. Hi Archana,
    Thanks for tagging me. I am sorry, I just noticed. I will surely respond as soon as possible.

    No it is not a writer’s block, it is more a biological problem. Its called pregnancy πŸ™‚

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