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 own bulletin…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.

And the chief of the house of the father of the families of the Ko-hath-ites shall be E-liz’-a-phan the son of Uz-zi’-el.


12 responses to “fifth-sentencememe”

  1. Nearest book is The TeXBook by Donald Knuth, which says:

    No actual magnification is done; count n is simply a number used for bookkeeping, when estimating the costs of various page breaks.

    Second-nearest book is The Gallifrey Chronicles by Lance Parkin, which says:

    Something to do with those footsteps.

  2. I’m not going to post in my own LJ, I can’t be arsed.
    Book sentence:
    That they are documented pieces of successful design experience and not single instances of design is a significant distinction from things that are simply pieces of “neat design”.

  3. No.*
    P123 of “Four Blind Mince” by James Patterson is a sex scene. I’m not quoting such tripe, and it’s Garry’s book anyway 🙂
    *by which I mean “BIte me hard,” she whispered urgently.

  4. It only has 112 pages.
    Page 23 sentence 5 is–‘Why, the original cause of, or at least excuse for, the Great War itself was the killing of the Austrian heir to the throne by a Serbian patriotwh ohad never heard of anarchism.’

  5. 5th full sentence:
    “Instead of an arbitrary expression, the value supplied must be a scalar variable name that contains a text string.”
    The Camel book, 2nd Edition.

  6. Done this on my LJ too many times now, but at the moment:
    There was nothing to be seen beyond the western ramaprt, and now nothing to be heard either.

  7. Well, this is ‘Lady Gregory’s Complete Irish Mythology’. Let’s see…
    ‘And Iollan Eachtach, a chief man of the Fianna of Ulster, was at Almhuin at the time, and he gave his love to Tuiren, and asked her in marriage, and brought her to his own house.’

  8. Late to the party
    From programming perl 3rd ed
    A BLOCK by itself (labeled or not) is semantically equivalent to a loop that executes once.
    The actual nearest book “TCP/IP Sockets in C” didn’t have 123 pages!

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