Book Meme

Rosemary Hopkins rosieburroughs at
Fri Jan 7 08:03:27 EST 2005

"Link this with the ability of smiles, fun, laughter and joy to 'carry'
us and speed us on, even when the going is hard or even painful."
Julie M. Hulme, Companion to the Revised Common Lectionary, Volume 2:
All Age Worship, Year A

My husband has been preparing his sermon for Sunday and left a couple
of books beside the computer. The other is Schott's Sporting, Gaming
and Idling Miscellany (don't ask me why), in which case the sentence
would have been: "It was introduced to England, via France, around the
time of Charles I's coronation, and it was swiftly adopted by the
aristocracy." This refers to the game Pall Mall.


 --- Kathleen Jennings <kathleen.jennings at> wrote: 
> I forward this after a sudden fit of activity on the Vision spec-fic
> group:
> For fun:
> 1. Pick up the nearest book to you.
> 2. Find page 123.
> 3. Find the fifth sentence.
> 4. Post the text of the sentence.
> 5. Don't search around and look for the "coolest" book you can find.
> Do
> what's actually next to you.
> Mine:
> "It's really evil, I think".
> Starter for Ten, David Nicholls.
> Not, alas, the book I like to confess as being nearest to me. It is
> sitting in my out tray at work because I don't want it. At all.
> Couldn't say it is badly written, and doubtless a large subsection of
> society would enjoy it, but I didn't. So if anyone wants it for free,
> let me know.
> Actually, the nearest thing with 123+ pages is a contract but (a) it
> isn't bound and (b) the sentence is half a page long, so I won't type
> it out.
> The book I am actually reading has only one word on page 123: Arth.
> But if I count five sentences from page 123 I get:
> "The High Head was forced to retreat to his workroom and think
> furiously". [Next sentence: "What *do* you do with six women (and one
> infant) of uncertain origin and social status, when you are an
> all-male community under Oath of Celibacy?"
> (you should be able to guess where that's from.).
> Kathleen
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