Monday, May 14, 2007

Instead of...

calling the school to report the Boy's absence (due to the never ending stomach bug on the ark) or blow-drying my hair in order to take B to a dentist appointment---this seemed much more interesting.

"Nearest Book, Fifth Sentence"

Here's what you do. Grab the nearest book and...
1. Open it to page 161.
2. Find the fifth full sentence.
3. Post the text of the sentence along with these instructions.
4. Don't search around looking for the coolest book you can find. Do what's actually next to you.

The book nearest to me, The Twenty-One Indespensable Qualities of a Leader, has (of course) 156 pages. The book on the other side of it (so the next closest) was my bible.

Here's my sentence:
"Then he said to Korah and all his company, "In the morning the LORD will make known who is his, and who is holy, and who will be allowed to approach him; the one whom he will choose he will allow to approach him." Numbers 16:5
What's yours?

8 comments:

Faith said...

Okay, so I am reading this at work. That means the only "book" near me is a catalog for the catalog retailer I am currently working for. The 5th listing on page 161 is this: Notch-neck Jumper with bead trim tie. Does that even qualify as a sentence? I think not.

Anonymous said...

OK, So, Iam at the computer, obviously, which is also occasionally my husbands workplace. Just to the right of me are about 12 books which my husband must refer to on occasion, all equally close. I will spare you all "Reporting Technical Information" and "A Manual for Writers of Term Papers, Theses, and Dissertations". There is also a Thesaurus, dictionary, and atlas. I decided to chose Dale Carnegie's "How to Win Friends and Influence People" This sentnece sounds like it could sum up the whole book. Here it is:

Try to understand them.

Very cool, huh?


Erin D.

Faith said...

Erin - yours wins. Hands down!

patjrsmom said...

Maybe...I'd have to see the jumper to make a decision! ;-)

Jane

Julie Cooper said...

"When one has so many different people with different opinions to deal with in a new affair," he explained to his friend Cadwallader Colden, "one is obliged sometimes to give up some smaller points in order to obtain greater."

-- This said by Ben Franklin in 1754... BENJAMIN FRANKLIN, AN AMERICAN LIFE (W. Isaacson)

patjrsmom said...

Cool quote! You just gotta love Benjamin Franklin.

Jane

Anonymous said...

"That's certainly what happened in the life of Dr. Richard Furman, a general and thoracic (chest) surgeon who, with his brother Dr. Lowell Furman, helped me found World Medical Mission." taken from "Living Beyond the Limits" by Franklin Graham

Kate W.

patjrsmom said...

Hi KCEW,
I'm just totally suprised that your book didn't involve any of the systemic methods of madmobiling that I've grown to know and love. ;-)

J. Randolf