book meme

Jan. 16th, 2009 01:02 pm
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Grab the book nearest you. Right now. Turn to page 56. Find the fifth sentence. Post that sentence along with these instructions in your LiveJournal. Don't dig for your favorite book, the coolest, the most intellectual. Use the CLOSEST.

"I suspect that the universe is full of races like our own, struggling to evolve."

Colin Wilson, The Mind Parasites

(The Supernatural Metaphysical Cult Thriller Monkfish edition with the Gary Lachman intro)

Date: 2009-01-16 07:23 pm (UTC)
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"I collected the daily strips, and was madness maddened by them."

Ray Bradbury, "Zen in the Art of Writing: Releaseing the Creative Genius Within You."

Date: 2009-01-16 07:40 pm (UTC)
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I've read well over 100 books on writing and that's one of my faves.

Date: 2009-01-17 12:55 am (UTC)
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"Your healer then heals your tribe members in the field."
-Whoever wrote this section of the Sporeā„¢ (The EA Game)Galactic Handbook

The last time I did this meme, all I had were photography formulary reference books near my computer.

Date: 2009-01-17 06:32 am (UTC)
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"These and other great systems of measure have been adopted as barriers against error and guilt; they have been extended over empires, prolonged through centuries, and administered with terrible energy; and yet the great ocean of vice and crime overleaps every embankment, pours down upon our heads, saps the foundations under our feet, and sweeps away the securities of social order, of property, liberty, and life."

Horace Mann, "Twelfth Annual Report to the Massachusetts Board of Education" (1848) in James W. Fraser, The School in the United States: A Documentary History. New York: McGraw-Hill, 2001.


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