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:

  1. Grab the nearest book.
  2. Open the book to page 123.
  3. Find the fifth sentence.
  4. Post the text of the sentence in your journal along with these instructions.
  5. 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...

Posted by Joanne Tzanis at 11:54 AM | Comments (0)