06 April 2007

Friday Reading Assignment

1. Grab the nearest book.
2. Open the book to page 23.
3. Find the fifth sentence.
4. Post the text of the next three sentences in my comments.

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The book closest to me doesn't have three sentences beyond the fifth on page 23, so I'll just post the whole page:

TWELVE

The five colors blind the eye.
The five tones deafen the ear.
The five flavors dull the taste.
Racing and hunting madden the mind.
Precious things lead one astray.

Therefore the sage is guided by what he feels and not by what he sees.
He lets go of that and chooses this.

"Tao Te Ching"
Lao Tsu

7 comments:

marc said...

"Dineer," she screamed, her voice breaking as much as her heart, his name too poor a vessel to encompass the grief she felt.
"I know" was his gentle reply, echoing her pain with his own, and Elora didnt know if the reply was ment for her or Khory. She didn't care.

"Shadow Star"
Chris Claremont

Mum2Angus said...

Everything was painted the official color, known as "lark".

"John Sampson, you came after all," Ellis Cooper said as he saw us standing in a narrow corridor outside a special hearing room. The door was opened and we were let in by a pair of armed guards.

"Four Blind Mice"
James Patterson

mielikki said...

"I only know what I've been told, and there's no smoke without a fire.
"There's family legend that my own grandire fought a giant, but its only a tale he invented to amuse my father when he was a child.
Aye, well, you'll not convince me, young man."
"Lords of the White Castle"
Elizabeth Chadwick.
her sentences do run on a bit, don't they?

Kristen McD said...

The purplish brown cones contain resinous edible nuts that provide an important food source for birds, suirrels and foxes. The arolla pine can withstand the extreme conditions well above the normal forest line, with the highest specimens found at around 2850m! Under the harshes conditions of these high altitude environments the tree takes on a twisted and weathered form, yet may live to be a thousand years of age with a 1.5m thick trunk.

Lonely Planet - Walking in Italy
(hehehehe)

CamiKaos said...

"Yes, of course. Well Wormtail's here, but we're not counting vermin, are we?"
He pointed his wand at the wall of books behind him and with a bang, a hidden door flew open, revealing a narrow staircase upon which a small man stood frozen.

acdc02 said...

If I had my dreambook at work I'd read it to you. I miss you!!!

Bubblewench said...

"No see. Come in late."
"Payment?" Harry asked.
"Caller says money in mailbox. I look. Money there. Caller say leave door open, key inside on table. The money good, why not do?"

Jack Kerley - "The Death Collectors" (this wasn't a very good book by the way)