Tuesday, June 10, 2008


Jill from Domaine 547 told me that we had been tagged by Dr. Debs. I didn't know what she was talking about at first and had been so busy yesterday that I hadn't looked at any wine or other blogs yet.

So then I took at look at Good Wine Under $20 and saw what she meant. I will take the liberty of copying a portion of Dr. Deb's site that explains what this is:
...tagged me for a book meme (one of those blogging equivalents of a pyramid scheme without any money).

The rules were these:

Pick up the nearest book.
Turn to page 123.
Find the fifth sentence.
Post the next three sentences.
Tag five people with this game, and acknowledge the person who tagged you.
Well I've already acknowledged Dr. Debs as having been the tagger, but now for the rest:

The nearest book is one I just started reading, A Vineyard In Tuscany - a wine lover's dream, by Ferenc Máté. It's a recount of the author's adventures in pursuit of his dream: to own a vineyard in Italy's gorgeous region of Tuscany. Expect a book review on this in the near future.

Page 123 is the last page of a chapter and only has 5 sentences. So the next three sentences are actually on page 124:
Unlike most things in life, revenge is both non-fattening and fun. Immediate revenge, however, should be avoided for, much like impulse shopping, you miss out on all the joy of planning falling bricks, or tying shoelaces together at the top step of the leaning tower of Pisa.

By now I had mentally drowned the Roman userer in one of his giant barrels of wine, or, as one neighbor actually did to another who slept with his wife, taken electric pruning shears and cut the man's favorite vineyard to the ground.
Hey, now doesn't that make you want to read this book?

Okay, here's who I am tagging: Sonadora of Wannabe Wino; El Jefe of El Bloggo Torcido; Marshall of WineQ; Catie the Walla Walla Wine Woman; and Edward, the Wino Sapien. Now I know some or all of them might be real busy, too busy to read (and may utter something resembling the label of a Twisted Oak wine bottle) but hey, maybe they're reading something interesting to share with us!

So thanks for the tag, Dr. Debs - it also helped fill up my blog posts for the week!


Dr. Debs said...

Happy to help! I've moved that book to the top of my shopping cart at Amazon. It does sound great!

MonkuWino said...

It's a good book. He makes it sound all too tempting!

Edward said...


Thanks, I think. . .
I'm note sure the most recent book I read have 123 pages ;)

MonkuWino said...

You're welcome, Edward, haha.. actually you've got some interesting books on blog site. As for me, I had to find something with enough pages also, since comic books usually aren't that long.