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Dusting down another old meme

November 8th, 2007 (09:17 am)

...brought back into my friends list by tree_and_leaf

1. Grab the nearest book.
2. Open the book to page 23.
3. Find the fifth sentence.
4. Post the text of the sentence in your journal...
5. ...along with these instructions.

Like tree_and_leaf, I'm grabbing the nearest books:

"Two British SF writers were identified as offering the best potential for adaptation: Fred Hoyle and John Wyndham." (Time And Relative Dissertations In Space, ed. David Butler, 2007)

"This went through two more editions during the Elizabethan period, after Veron's death." (part of endnote 7 to Carrie E. Euler, 'Bringing Reformed Theology: Jean Veron' in From Strangers to Citizens: The Integration of Immigrant Communities in Britain, Ireland and Colonial America, 1550-1750, ed. Randolph Vigne and Charles Littleton, 2001)

"The pages of the publication are printed on the quad sheet in an order determined by the pattern of folding to be applied to it during the binding process; the arrangement or 'imposition' of the pages on both sides of the sheet is complex, and the editor will usually be asked to check running sheets - a set of unbound pages - to ensure that the correct order results once the quad sheet is folded and trimmed." (New Hart's Rules, ed. R.M. Ritter, 2005)

and adding something from the book which is always falling onto my desk from the shelf above, in the interests of fiction:

"The sheepdog came stealthily into the kitchen and lay in front of the fire with its eyes fixed on the man as he spoke, and its head resting on its paws." (Colm Toibin, The Heather Blazing, Picador Thirty edition, 2002)


Posted by: didiusjulianus (didiusjulianus)
Posted at: November 8th, 2007 10:41 am (UTC)

Ah, nice meme. But no can do, too busy experiencing death-by-bookkeeping :( (Nearest book isn't in this room, either, or at least, not on a shelf I can reach).

Posted by: firin (firin)
Posted at: November 8th, 2007 11:16 am (UTC)

The fifth sentence was rather short, so I've cheated and included the 5th and 6th sentences.

Diamond, J. (1998) Because Cowards Get Cancer Too. London, Vermilion.

"It was the same, as it turned out. The blood test, at a pay-as-you-bleed medical knocking shop staffed by cool, leggy nurse-receptionists in Calvin Klein lab coats and where the number of credit card stickers exceeded the number of notices referring to medical practice by about three to one, took a matter of minutes."

Edited at 2007-11-08 11:17 am (UTC)