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Book meme

From one of my usual haunts, Miss Snark, comes this:

1. Grab the nearest book.
2. Open the book to page 123.
3. Find the fifth sentence.
4. Post the text of the sentence in your journal along with these instructions.
5. Don’t search around and look for the “coolest” book you can find. Do what’s actually next to you.

Anne Lamott's Bird By Bird: (my sister gave it to me for Christmas)

"You are going to feel awful beyond words."

Ugh, didn't I experience enough of that in 2005? I hope this is not predictive of 2006. Or maybe it's just about my non-fiction book.



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Jan. 5th, 2006 04:49 pm (UTC)
I had to try it...
"Don't tell me they didn't even do that." Patricia Cornwell's Trace. I swear it's been the theme here. Neat task though!

Jan. 6th, 2006 09:09 pm (UTC)
Re: I had to try it...
That quote definitely summarizes last year. I hope not this year.
Jan. 5th, 2006 06:26 pm (UTC)
First book: too short

Second book: Although ink-jet printers have brought low-cost hard-copy color to the masses, many users stil prefer their black-only laser printers for high-quality output.
Jan. 6th, 2006 09:08 pm (UTC)
This quote made me smile. I like the use of the 'masses'.
Jan. 6th, 2006 01:19 am (UTC)
Oh dear. That wasn't the right thing to read....oh well, consider your expectations appropriately set.

"suffering of quality is not apparent to others" - fripp.
Jan. 6th, 2006 01:24 am (UTC)
"But I know of one case where a change was wrought in me by an outside influence--where teaching had failed,--and I was profoundly aware of the change when it happend." -

Mark Twain's Helpful Hints For Good Living - A handbook for the dammed human race - edited by lin salamo, victor fisher, & michael b. frank
Jan. 6th, 2006 09:08 pm (UTC)
Ooh, I like this quote!
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