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First post for this will not count unless it's completed. [Apr. 16th, 2006|01:56 am]
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Take the five nearest books and...
Book 1 first sentence
Book 2 last sentence on page 50
Book 3 second sentence on page 100
Book 4 next to last sentence on page 150
Book 5 final sentence


*grabs 5 nearest books* Like so! :)

When a dire situation is at hand, safe and sane alternatives may not exist. Far be it from my heart, the thought thereof. Through their community parks, recreation departments, and fine schools, children may compete in almost any sport. I had an emergency. Now I must write again.

Your turn -- :) Looking forward to reading these. I have a really busy week coming up, so if I'm not around as much, my apologies, I'll try and catch up when things return to normal.
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[User Picture]From: joalo
2006-04-16 12:02 am (UTC)
It was the best of times, it was the worst of times.But then again, she had never really believed him anyway. It wasn't as if I didn't know about it, you moron. I cannot. It wouldn't last; but then again, what does?
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[User Picture]From: joalo
2006-04-16 12:04 am (UTC)
Since I technically misquoted the first one, I'm gonna change it:

Mr. and Mrs. Dursley, of number four, Privet Drive, were proud to say that they were perfectly normal, thank you very much. But then again, she had never really believed him anyway. It wasn't as if I didn't know about it, you moron. I cannot. It wouldn't last; but then again, what does?
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From: snoboarder7997
2006-04-16 12:19 am (UTC)
"The Hegemony Consul sat on the balcony of his ebony spaceship and played Rachmaninoff's Prelude in C-shapr Minor on an ancient but well-maintained Steinway while great, green, saurian things surged and bellowed in the swamps below." -Hyperion by Dan Simmons
"Half an hour in the field, and I'm already stripped of all communication, and my director has no idea where I am." -Deception Point by Dan Brown
"'I did ask you to come to me here.'" -Brave New World by Aldous Huxley
"Gerald pushed his way to the front as they all moved out from under the dormitory's creaking roof." -The Reality Dysfunction Part 1: Emergence by Peter F. Hamilton
"'Let my successors solve those new problems, as I have solved the one of today.'" -Foundation by Isaac Asimov

Yea...I'm a Scifi/Fantasy nerd when it comes to books...I'm actually moving in 2 weeks so most of my books are packed up...those are just the closest 5 I left out in the offchance that I feel like reading seeing as how I have this week off (spring break woo!).
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[User Picture]From: randomposting
2006-04-16 07:25 am (UTC)
Woohoo! Spring break! :)

I haven't read any of these, but the excerpts have definitely made me curious about them.
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[User Picture]From: phekkin_nej
2006-04-16 12:43 am (UTC)
GAH!!
I am at work
I am surrounded by computers, phones, & big screens
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[User Picture]From: randomposting
2006-04-16 07:31 am (UTC)
Do it when you get home. :) It's fun.
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[User Picture]From: toothlesshag
2006-04-16 12:53 am (UTC)
In the beginning God created the heavesn and the earth. This turns the image right way up but also swaps it left to right, so that you see a mirror image. Does men's lust grow sluggish at times? The rules action to take when things slow down is more of the same: reread how to behave on the first few dates (see Rules #9 and #10). She does not wipe the dampness from her forehead.

Weird!

Bible, Advanced Skywatching, The Birth of Venus, The Rules, The Soprano Sorceress
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[User Picture]From: kroker
2006-04-16 12:58 am (UTC)
lol
advanced sky watching really adds another dimension to the bible :)
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[User Picture]From: mis_guidedangel
2006-04-16 01:04 am (UTC)
Browse through a newspaper on any given day and you may wonder if the world is spinning out of control. When psyhcologists become awar that research procedures have harmed participants, they take reasonable steps to minimize the harm. Select copy objects from the edit menu in SPSS to transfer it to a word document, where you choose paste special from the edit menu. A study by cherek (1985) provides some evidence of this by showing that increasing loudness of noise was associated with increased cigarette smoking. Moreover, the trend in graduate training is to dilute scientific components, undermining the claim that professional psychologists are competent scientists.

LOL my text books for uni LOL!
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[User Picture]From: randomposting
2006-04-16 07:34 am (UTC)
LOL! I was gonna say. Those haaaave to be textbooks. :)
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From: skittish_derby
2006-04-16 01:30 am (UTC)
Alice was beginning to get very tired of sitting by her sister on the bank, and of having nothing to do: once or twice she had peeped into the book her sister was reading, but it had no pictures or conversations in it, 'and what is the use of a book,' thought alice, 'without any pictures or conversation?' The way your wallet smells, soaked with sweat after it's in your back pocket while your driving home on a hot summer day. we are progressing. I have certainly meant well through the whole affair. And that's enough.
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From: skittish_derby
2006-04-16 01:35 am (UTC)
i guess i will tell my books too.. i am proud of them

Alice's Adventures in Wonderland - Lewis Carroll
Diary - Chuck Palahniuk
Dracula - Bram Stoker
Pride and Prejudice - Jane Austen
Invisable Monsters - Chuck Palahniuk
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[User Picture]From: lbshimmer
2006-04-16 01:56 am (UTC)
Getting married was murder. "He loved her." I tried so hard not to make a sound that my scream, when it came, seemed to belong to someone else. An established geisha certainly won't jeopardize her reputation by taking on a younger sister she thinks is dull or someone she thinks her patrons won't like. Mutated forms of alpha-1-antitrypsin show a tendency to exhibit loop-sheet polymerization - a process that causes the irreversible association of serpins.

[immortal in death; glory in death; the historian, memoirs of a geisha, proteins: structure & function]
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[User Picture]From: randomposting
2006-04-20 02:08 pm (UTC)
Oooh! Nice. " I tried so hard not to make a sound that my scream, when it came, seemed to belong to someone else. " I particularly liked that sentence. Interest piqued!
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From: lostways
2006-04-16 02:07 am (UTC)
I took a deep breath to settle myself, jerking the cuff of my gloves up to cover the bare patch of skinat my wrist. There is steering to be done and gears to be changed and this involves clutchwork, and, if reversing, looking into mirrors and judging distances."Just wondering how a god-fearing, morally conservative man can condone stealing, that's all" replyed Huey."you look pretty beat up" she said.the world exploding into blue, they escaped Purgatory, and began their desecent into the inferno.
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From: lostways
2006-04-16 02:10 am (UTC)
Every which way but dead - Kim Harrison
The hollow chocolate bunnies of the apocalypse- Robert Rankin
The Boondocks (because i know you don't read the newspaper) -Aaron Mcgruder
Raiders of the lost ark- Campbell Black
The Dungeon Vol.2 - Philip Jose Farmers
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[User Picture]From: sparklylights
2006-04-16 03:19 am (UTC)
This was time when a labourer was paid a penny a day, and when an income of ten pounds a year was enough for a country gentleman to maintain a comfortable lifestyle.'Business is just like poker', he was fond of saying,'it has nothing to do with luck or the cards you are dealt,and everything to do with how you read the situation'.'More hot pies, more hot, more pies, more!'The only way they can really put their new buildings to test is to wait for the next earthquake...but if the professor was right, it was only the beginning of the adventures of Narnia.
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[User Picture]From: randomposting
2006-04-20 02:12 pm (UTC)
SWEENEY LOVE!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Sorry.

I'm kinda mabe sorta a little a lot obsessed because I love that show deeeeeeply.
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[User Picture]From: benchilada
2006-04-16 03:27 am (UTC)
Remind me to do this when I'm at home and near my books.
Tomorrow night.
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[User Picture]From: randomposting
2006-04-20 02:13 pm (UTC)
.. I'm a little late. Sorry. :) I was having limited computer access. The damn intar-webs.

-- But.. *Remindsremindsreminds*
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From: ex_stdymphna813
2006-04-16 06:15 am (UTC)
I will be back to this in a bit, I love this sort of thing. Happy Easter! I love John Coltrane too.
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[User Picture]From: randomposting
2006-04-20 02:14 pm (UTC)
Happy Easter! Hope it rocked. :) Did you get back to it yet? I'm sifting through oooooodles of responses.
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[User Picture]From: embe11ished
2006-04-16 07:04 am (UTC)
It was nearing midnight and the Prime Minister was sitting alone in his office, reading a long memo that was slipping through his brain without leaving the slightest trace of meaning behind. Once a year he visited the old mansion. Frank's spirits sank. "true, you are your father's little Fabala," crooned Nanny, almost to herself, just outside the circle of smiling faces. As Hagrid said, what would come, would come...and he would have to meet it when it did.
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[User Picture]From: hikaness
2006-04-16 08:28 am (UTC)
WICKED!!
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[User Picture]From: insilverflames
2006-04-16 07:19 am (UTC)
"The first time I read the ad, I choked and cursed and spat and threw the paper to the floor."

"The 42-chapter extended edition (ISBN 0-8053-8685-8) of Physics for Scientists and Engineers is intended for use in a three-semester course."

"The unicorn lived in a lilac wood, and she lived all alone."

"Good evening London. It's nine o clock and this is the voice of fate broadcasting on 27s and 28s in the medium wave...it is the fifth of the eleventh, nineteen ninety seven."

"It's so dark that for awhile - just how long I don't know - I think I'm stll unconscious."
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[User Picture]From: insilverflames
2006-04-16 07:21 am (UTC)
1. "Ishmael" by Daniel Quinn

2. My Physics textbook which is on the floor by me

3. "The Last Unicorn" by Peter Beagle

4. The novelization of "V for Vendetta"

5. 'Everything's Eventual" by Stephen King
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