Monday, April 18, 2005

Books, Quotes, and Fun

Check out this exercise I found via Martin Andrade:

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 or website 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.

My quote is, "And Mr. Salisbury objected strongly to the breaking of his promise to Mr. Cohen."

The book is The Taming of the Press: Cohen v. Cowles Media Company by Elliot Rothenberg.

Try it yourself and report in the comment section below.


Anonymous ptkane said...

No one seemed to be expecting him.
From "The Testament" by John Grisham.

April 20, 2005 11:56 PM  
Blogger Derek Jensen said...

"Jews", he recalls, "were to be identified by a special uniform".

The book is Uniforms: Why we are what we wear, by Paul Fussell

April 22, 2005 3:04 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"Boone tried to speak."
"The Last Dancer", Daniel Keys Moran

April 26, 2005 9:43 PM  
Blogger Kerry said...

Yeah, sure. What about me? None of my books are longer than 20 pages! And most are all pictures! Bookist! Verbist!

April 30, 2005 9:18 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"Gordo", screamed Stephenson, "you just drank my spit-toon!"

Book: Memorable Events of 910 Essex Graduates, by Cpt. Pelkey.

May 01, 2005 4:50 PM  
Anonymous Al said...

Young people like him in Eastern Europe, where writers such as Solzhenitsyn and Vaclav Havel were the very keepers of the flame of freedom, have naturally sought out American literary figures to learn of the great democratic principles of the freest nation on earth.

"Hooking Up", Tom Wolfe

June 02, 2005 8:18 PM  

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