Closest Book

* Grab the book nearest you. Right now.
* Turn to page 56.
* Find the fifth sentence.
* Post that sentence as a comment HERE then repost these instructions in a note to your wall.
* Don’t dig for your favourite book, the coolest, the most intellectual. Use the CLOSEST.

Here’s mine:

“But as Roverandom was still his enchanted size, he did not enjoy himself much there.”

Anyone want to take any guesses on which book/author?

Note: I cheated on this because those closest books to me were law school books.  That’s excusable.


10 responses to “Closest Book

  1. Could it be tolkien’s Roverandom?

  2. Good guess :p

    Follow the rules and let’s see what you come up with.

  3. “To transcend evil and to behold only the good and the beautiful, one must transcend one’s own ego or this nafs.”

    From this book:

  4. Dalail Khayrat:

    Allahuma Salay Alla sahaibay Alaamat.

  5. When Donoso Cortes saw, not exactly in democracy, but rather in “progress,” the basis of the coming tyranny, Jacob Burckhardt followed Plato more closely.

    – Erik von Kuehnelt-Leddihn “Liberty or Equality: The Challenge of Our Time.”

    Yes, I know, I read obscure and boring books!

  6. the remaining parts are the name of the method (main) and the list of arguments to the method.
    its java thing = boring programming

  7. This great international diversity ensured that Mecca and Medina serve as the intellectual center of the Islamic world, where many ideas were exchanged.

    from Submission, Faith & Beauty: The Religion of Islam

  8. وَمُصَدِّقاً لِّمَا بَيْنَ يَدَيَّ مِنَ التَّوْرَاةِ وَلِأُحِلَّ لَكُم بَعْضَ الَّذِي حُرِّمَ عَلَيْكُمْ وَجِئْتُكُم بِآيَةٍ مِّن رَّبِّكُمْ فَاتَّقُواْ اللّهَ وَأَطِيعُونِ

    And (I come) confirming that which was before me of the Torah, and to make lawful some of that which was forbidden unto you. I come unto you with a sign from your Lord, so keep your duty to Allah and obey me.

    Qur`an – Ayah 50 in Surah Aal Imran – Quoting Sayyidna ‘Isa ‘alayhi salam

  9. “Like many other mitogen activated protein (MAPK) kinases, SAPK/JNK proteins alternate between active and inactive states through their interaction with kinases, scaffold proteins and phosphatases.”

    -From a book called Cell Signaling Technology

    LOL…I like this exercise. I bet no one expected that quote…but I’m at work…if I was at home it would have been an Islamic based book.

  10. Translation: ‘Their clothes shouldn’t be that way.’

    From ‘A Dressmaking Guide’


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