April 03, 2005
MEME: Book meme123.5
I almost never participate in memes, and maybe this is why... when I came across this book meme, I thought, well, it looks a bit more interesting than most... why not give it a try for an easy way to post?
Here are the instructions:
- Grab the nearest book.
- Open the book to page 123.
- Find the fifth sentence.
- Post the text of the sentence in your journal along with these instructions.
- Don’t search around and look for the “coolest” book you can find. Do what’s actually next to you.
So I did.... the nearest book to my chair is Edward R. Tufte's Envisioning Information, which I admit I haven't picked up in quite some time.
Unfortunately, page 123 happens to be the first page of the index. (For what it's worth, the fifth entry is "aerial photograph"). I suppose that's not so bad after all .... the next closest book is the Chicago Manual of Style...