From Very True Things
- Grab the nearest book.
- Open the book to page 56.
- Find the fifth sentence.
- Post the text of the sentence in your journal along with these instructions.
- Don’t dig for your favorite book, the cool book, or the intellectual one: pick the CLOSEST
Remember how hot it was yesterday?
I could be cruel and say buy the book for the punch line but here it is…
Well a dog was chasing a cat, and they were both walking.
I did have to think a bit about which book – not because I was selecting one just working out which one was technically closest since I have bookshelves to the right and left of where I’m sitting writing this. I decided right since I’m right handed and then since two books are equdistant because of a gap for magazines the one in front as my arm would move the shortest distance. Otherwise it could have been wxPython in a nutshell, the Dungeons and Dragons rules cyclopedia, an Ian Rankin novel, a Jack Higgins Novel, a guide book to Shanghai, Hey It’s that Guy or the Home Guard Manual 1941…