Monthly Archives: November 2008

Book meme

Just because I want to belong. Meme instructions:

  1. Grab the nearest book.
  2. Open it to page 56.
  3. Find the fifth sentence.
  4. Post the text of the sentence in your journal along with these instructions.
  5. Don’t dig for your favorite book, the cool book, or the intellectual one: pick the CLOSEST.

I considered doing this yesterday at work, when the closest book was Gödel, Escher, Bach — but then I thought that would have been a bit wankerish. Today at work the book would have been either my co-worker’s IIS 6 reference book or “This is Your Brain on Music: The Science of a Human Obsession”. Since I’m home, the book at the moment happens to be one I haven’t read yet: “On Writing Well, 30th Anniversary Edition”, and the quote goes:

One sentence that explains the incident that the column is based on.

In other news, I was astoundingly tired today. Caffeine didn’t help. Took hours to solve a problem that’s normally in the 15-minute range. Going comatose in about an hour…

Edit: just to show how far the winner was from the next book: Photo of the book in questionThe next candidates would have been “Slack” (the bottom book) and “On Writing” (the one on the top).