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Thursday, January 05, 2006

Page 123 Meme!

Snarf'd from Miss Snark.

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.

The sentence is:
"Of course it is, in one sense."

The book is:
Gift From The Sea by Anne Morrow Lindbergh.

I haven't read the book in years. I picked up another copy (the other is lost in the boxes of books) after we made pilgrimage to Charles Lindbergh's grave in the Palapala Ho'omau Congregational Church near Hana, Maui, last October.

Gift From The Sea is on top of a pile -- five feet east of where I'm sitting -- of books that haven't been read.

Tides of Light - Gregory Benford
The Fine Art of Literary Mayhem - Myrick Land
Robert's Rules of Writing - Robert Masello
Rising From The Plains - John McPhee
f2f - Phillip Finch
The All of It - Jeannette Haien
The Pleasure Zone: why we resist good feelings & how to let go and be happy - Stella Resnick
S is for Silence - Sue Grafton
Monster - John Gregory Dunne
The Spooky Art - Norman Mailer
The Savage Wars of Peace - Max Boot
The Year of Magical Thinking - Joan Didion
The Modern American Presidency - Lewis L. Gould
Ask Not - Thurston Clarke

... and that's just that pile ...

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