Just because I want to belong. Meme instructions:
- 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.
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: The next candidates would have been “Slack” (the bottom book) and “On Writing” (the one on the top).