Game For Book Nerds

Here is the game:

1. Grab the nearest book.

Hmm. Two equally near. (*eenie meenie miney mo*) No Great Gatsby for you. Sorry. (But I checked, it was a boring section anyway.)

2. Open the book to page 123.


3. Find the fifth sentence.

Do I count sentence fragments as complete sentences or not? I suppose I will.

4. Post the text of the next 4 sentences on your blog along with these instructions.

Yeah, okay.

“Well, start it off snappily,” said the editor. “Something people will read.”
Haskins set to work and in a couple of hours brought a sheet of typewritten paper to the desk; it was a two-hundred-word story about some disease that had broken out among the horses.
Its opening sentence was simple but arresting.
It read: “Who has noticed the sores on the tops of the horses in the animal husbandry building?”
— James Thurber, “University Days”, from “The Secret Sharer” and Other Great Stories, edited by Lass and Tasman.

5. Don’t you dare dig for that “cool” or “intellectual” book in your closet! I know you were thinking about it! Just pick up whatever is closest.

Dude. My crap books are in cardboard boxes in the laundry room. You get what you get. If my computer was in the laundry room, you might have suffered through the self-published (for a reason) 25-cent thrift store chef d’oeuvre “Elvis Is Alive” (run away, run away!) or a Dilbert cartoon collection (“my boss, his hair is so very pointy!”).

6. Tag five people.

No. Anyone who has time to mess about with memes, they can do it without me virtually nudging them. 🙂

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