What Am I Reading?
Sharon over at Ex Libris posted a clever little meme the other day. It works like this:
1. Grab the nearest book.
2. Open the book to page 123.
3. Find the fifth sentence.
4. Post the text of the next 4 sentences on your blog along with these instructions.
5. Don't you dare dig for that "cool" or "intellectual" book. I know you were thinking about it. Just pick up whatever is closest.
Here are my results:
“Do you believe him?”
Guastafeste helped himself to another olive and toyed with it between his fingers.
“I’m not sure. We had to conduct the interview through an interpreter.”
It’s from a very good mystery, The Rainaldi Quartet, by Paul Adam, in which a luthier helps his policeman friend track down the killer of one of the members of their string quartet (now a string trio I suppose.) The trail leads them into the convoluted world of instrument making and the collecting of historic violins.