Paul Raven, over at the Velcro City Tourist Board, has tagged me with a meme. Here’s what the meme, which originates here, tells me to do:
“To participate, you grab any book, go to page 123, find the fifth sentence, and blog it. Then tag five people.”
So, here goes. This is the fifth sentence of page 123 from a book grabbed at random from my bookshelf:
He asked us where we were going.
This is taken from Eric Newby’s A Short Walk in the Hindu Kush, which is a lovely, life-affirming travel book that scared the hell out of me with all its talk of heights.
I’m going to tag: Debra Hamel, Roland Hulme, Petrona, Roger Morris, and Scott Pack.
I can’t resist seeing what’s on magic page 123 of my own novel. Here it is:
It killed Shimoda outright.
It seems as though The Friday Project — a newish, small publisher bent on publishing blog- and web-related content — has been picked up by HarperCollins, ending some (yes, feverish) speculation.
HC [HarperCollins] bought TFP’s website, name and author contracts for an undisclosed sum from administrator Panos Eliades, Franklin and Company. TFP will be housed in the Press Books wing of HC, with publishing director Clare Christian, publisher Scott Pack and managing editor Heather Smith reporting to Press Books m.d. John Bond.
A few months back, Scott Pack expressed an interest in picking up Deja Vu. It didn’t come to much — best all round, I think — but TFP seems like a genuine outfit. I hope the management finds success under the HarperCollins auspice.
Via The Bookseller