Meet a New Book Every Day

  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 entry 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.

“Range patterns match from the first occurence of one pattern to the first occurence of the second pattern, then match for the next occurence of the first pattern to the next occurence of the second pattern, etc.”
– Ellie Quiqley, UNIX Shells by Example

This idea was brought to you by firetie, Navid Azimi, and Sean.

If you happen to continue this meme into the blogosphere, try and continue the link references so everyone gets a copy of your quote in a Trackback Ping.


  1. “During normal pregnancy, lifting capacity may be limited to the third trimester, and in a complicated pregnancy additional restrictions may be required.” Zzzzzz.
    Women’s Health In Primry Care by Jo Ann Rosenfeld
    Why I haven’t bothered to read this book: a study in the obvious.

  2. “Nor will he experience any bonding”
    The Dilbert Prinicple by Scott Adams

    I got lucky – the next closest book is my copy of The Turner Diaries. I shudder to think about the implications of posting a random sentence from that repugnant harangue.

  3. “The rules of dress- unspoken or otherwise- were obviously relaxed when Miranda was away, and even though every single person in the office looked fantastic, each was wearing something they would swear up and down that they’d never, ever wear in front of Miranda.”

    The Devil Wears Prada by Lauren Weisberger

  4. After conceiving an image, Connell used sandwiched negatives, photograms, photo montages, and rephotography to achieve it.

    “Masters of Starlight: Photographers in Hollywood” by David Fahey and Linda Rich

  5. It’s funny how each of you (and me) has a book from their profession near them at all times. BSoD, what’s your excuse?

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