Wow, I was tagged

I was tagged by Michael Lorenzen of American Presidents Blog for a blog meme! How cool. I’ve never been tagged before, as far as I know. Actually, it happened last month but I didn’t know about it until today, when I saw this: Book Meme Tagging

This is what it says I’m supposed to do:

1. Pick up the nearest book.
2. Open to page 123
3. Find the fifth sentence.
4. Post the next three sentences.
5. Tag five people, and acknowledge who tagged you.

OK, that sounds easy enough. And the nearest book happens to be… “The Life and Times of Grigorii Rasputin” by Alex DeJonge. Not sure if I should count a partial sentence carried over from the previous page, so I won’t. So, with that said, the sixth, seventh, and eight sentences on page 123 are:

“Nicholas and Alexandra did not normally see members of the family with anything approaching such regularity.

“Anastasia Nicolaevna, who, it will be recalled, was married to the Duke of Leuchtenberg, grew increasingly close to Grand Duke Nicholas, a rapprochement both sensed and encouraged by Rasputin, who was an adept at providing his protectors with sayings that might encourage them in doing whatever they wanted to do. He observed that ‘the marriage of the brother and the sister will be the salvation of Russia’ — Militsa, it will be remembered, was married to the grand duke’s brother.”

Yes, that’s just three sentences. Whew!

And I will tag:

Marilyn’s Royal Blog
Reading, Raving, and Ranting
Tanzanite’s Shelf and Stuff
Tea at Trianon
Writer of Queens

Not sure who wants to participate in something like this, so, of course, if you’re not interested, just disregard it.

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