Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Meme spotted on Steve Holden's blog:
  • Grab the nearest book.
  • Open it 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.

Closest to me on the couch is Barry Cunliffe's Europe Between the Oceans: 9000 BC to AD 1000, which I just bought and haven't gotten around to reading yet. 5th sentence on p. 56 is: "The fame of early Troy owed much to its command of this favoured location.". (I got lucky: other sentences around this one, explaining in detail about the bay that is the location in question, and its importance, are way longer;-).

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