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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: randomposting
2006-04-16 07:29 am (UTC)

My books.

For those who were curious. :)

1. The Worst Case Scenario Survival Handbook: Dating and Sex By Joshua Piven, David Borgennighht, and Jenniver Worick. ( Purchased purely for Randomposting glory. ;) I figured there'd be a lot of great stuff in it for here. )
2. Richard III - by William Shakespeare
3. Surviving Motherhood by Donna Lagorio Montgomery ( LOL. )
4. Champions of the Force by Kevin J. Anderson
5. Santa Evita by Tomas Eloy Martinez
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[User Picture]From: maudelynn
2006-04-16 10:30 am (UTC)

Re: My books.

boy that shakespeare sure does malign that poor richard
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[User Picture]From: chollywell
2006-04-16 07:40 am (UTC)
Please read this manual before operating your phone and keep it for future reference. Provide small, frequent meals if GI upset is severe. On main routes there should be no major problems but ascertain advice before climbing aboard. They burned with zeal to spread the gospel throughout the north, one of the most terribly poverty stricken areas on earth. Amen.

hahahahahhhaha. umm, see what u make of that!
i am SO borrowing this! x
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[User Picture]From: randomposting
2006-04-20 02:22 pm (UTC)
Awesome! I have a lot to catch up on, but hwene I'm caught up on my stuff then I'll go and read what I've missed, and I'll do this one on yours. I've changed books since then. ;)
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[User Picture]From: hikaness
2006-04-16 08:26 am (UTC)
All right, my mom thinks I'm crazy, but I often run around the house with piles of books, so I guess it's okay.

This afternoon in drama (I'm taking it because Mrs. Amis said I needed to show interest in the arts on my transcript, and I can't draw) I was supposed to be throwing a fake beach ball up and down, but I just couldn't do it anymore. But not really. Ernestina had already wanred Charlies of this; that he must regard himself as no more than a beast in a menagerie and take as aniably as he could the crude stares the the poking umbrellas. An' if dey did, an' were puttin' der finger on him, den all dese brother trolls would help him out. And Will looked from them to Lyra's rucksac and back again, and didn't hear a word they said.

What is it with me reading books with long sentences? Damn.
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[User Picture]From: hikaness
2006-04-16 08:31 am (UTC)
And before I forget, I guess...

1. Like the Red Panda by Amanda Seigal
2. America (the book) by Jon Stewart
3. The French Lieutenant's Woman by John Fowles
4. Thud! by Terry Pratchett
5. The Subtle Knife by Philip Pullman
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[User Picture]From: andrewg009
2006-04-16 08:35 am (UTC)
A well-known scientist (some say it was Bertrand Russell) once gave a public lecture on astronomy. Watching a Drone suddenly leap across a gap between two buildings, blocking out the sun for an instant, and show off a combination of high contrast and bloom lighting is a revelation. There weren't enough refrigerators on the entire base to hold the beer all of those jarheads bought. They destroyed the Horites from before them and settled in their place, just as Israel did in the land the Lord gave them as their possession. Nevertheless we're better off than inhabitants of the Matrix. Aren't we?

The illustrated Brief History of Time, The Art of Halo, Jarhead, Bible, Taking the Red Pill
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[User Picture]From: randomposting
2006-04-20 02:28 pm (UTC)
*blink* The Matrix is mentioned in The Bible?
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[User Picture]From: mike_cupcake
2006-04-16 08:36 am (UTC)
On February 24, 1815, the lookout at Notre-Dame de la Garde signalled the arrival of the three-master Pharaon, coming from SMyrna, Trieste and Naples. In our nature, however, there is a provision, alike marvellous and merciful, that the sufferer should never know the intensity of what he enduers by its present torture, but chiefly by teh pang that rankles after it. There was a groan of bedsprings and Harry's mattress descended a few inches as George sat down near his feet. Just ring my doorbell, hold the bat, and yell "ha ha!" No, he's right! Look, my watch isn't going at all anymore!!

Can you guess my books? :D

for the 2nd sentence the last sentence doesnt finish on the page so its not the last sentence so I used the last sentence that finished on the page..
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[User Picture]From: mike_cupcake
2006-04-16 08:41 am (UTC)
p.s. i stole this and stuck it in my journal. :D
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[User Picture]From: randomposting
2006-04-20 02:34 pm (UTC)
I like when I've read the majority of the five... hehe
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[User Picture]From: breakingbeauty7
2006-04-16 09:27 am (UTC)

i heart books!

It was going to be perfect. If there was a source of tension in the years we were dating, it was my lack of faith, and there were times I'm sure she questioned whether we were compatible. Of course you are prepared to identify the property? We all have the same mother, but, you know, her father, like, died, and then Mom got married again and she had Mack and Abby and me and Doug, so we're like a full family and Sara's kind of not part of it. But the fact was, growing up thre had only been two things she'd wanted: the dance and Ethan Quinn.

and the books were...
1.Considering Kate - Nora Roberts
2.The Wedding - Nicholas Sparks
3.The Works of Poe (this one happened to come from The Murders in the Rue Morgue) -Edgar Allan Poe
4.The Real Mother - Judith Michael
5.Sea Swept - Nora Roberts
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[User Picture]From: randomposting
2006-04-20 02:38 pm (UTC)

Re: i heart books!

Interesting. I've never actually read any of these. Good?
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[User Picture]From: ladyofshadow
2006-04-16 09:38 am (UTC)
Never have I encountered weather that changes so precipitously so unpredictably.

"What I bear, gentlemen, is that most precious of things: an idea."

"There's no need to bring religion into it," sniffed Granny.

But as you put your life in order, do yourself a favor and get a file cabinet and a handful of manila folders.

For as long as space endures, and as long as living beings remain, Until then may I, too, abide To dispel the misery of the world.
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[User Picture]From: ladyofshadow
2006-04-16 09:40 am (UTC)
Before I forget:

1) Virtual Tibet
2) Bring me the head of Prince Charming
3) Witches Abroad
4) Welcome to the Real World
5) Freedom in Exile
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[User Picture]From: jewddha
2006-04-16 10:00 am (UTC)
There is an old proverb that defines genius as "an infinite capacity for taking pains," and the same description would serve to define a gentleman. "We can be a long-term success and the parents, ourselves, of a vast array of new peoples, ne species," she says, "or we can be just one more abortion. "Nothing ever happened before." Just at this moment, somehow or other, they began to run. Fezzik closed his eyes then, thinking only this: thank God I was a giant after all...

1)the gentlemans guide
2)parable of the talents (octavia e. butler)
3)catch 22
4)the complete illustrated lewis carroll
5)the princess bride
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[User Picture]From: poop_on_a_stick
2006-04-16 12:39 pm (UTC)
The princess Bride is my favorite thing in the whore world. The book and the movie.
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[User Picture]From: maudelynn
2006-04-16 10:06 am (UTC)
I beg leave to return my sincere thanks to the community, for the flattering reception in which this undertaking has been honoured. Among the upper classes, too,i cannot be denied that a philosophy of pleasure had gained a very strong hold, especially in later times. We'll go farther into what happened to college radio later, but for now, suffice it to say that for music lovers and musicians, the diversity of musical offerings and lack of commercial constraint made college radio the 'network' that replaced what it had descended from: FM radio as it developed in the sixties. An expanded version soon followed. The variety produced under this head is already so great that I shall desist, lest I tire my readers: besides, it will be difficult to select instances nearer our present time without offending indiviuals or their relatives.
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[User Picture]From: randomposting
2006-04-20 03:07 pm (UTC)
OOh! Source material, por favor? Now I'm curious.
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[User Picture]From: rlaltari
2006-04-16 10:13 am (UTC)
Since all my books are on my bookshelf to my immediate left, I'm going to close my eyes and select a book from each of my four shelves at random, and then choose a fifth book.

This book is a collection of fiction exercise instructions whose main goal is to teach writers how to let their fiction find itself. Harry Potter was a highly unusual boy in many ways. Space and time capture the imagination like no other scientific subject. "Clover! Clover, love. You need to wake up! Something awful is happening." In a valley shaded with rhododendrons, close to the snow line, where a stream milky with meltwater splashed and where doves and linnets flew among the immense pines, lay a cave, half-hidden by the crag above and the stiff heavy leaves that clustered below.


1. The 3 A.M. Epiphany: Uncommon Writing Exercises That Transform Your Fiction, Brian Kiteley
2. Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban, J. K. Rowling
3. The Fabric of the Cosmos, Brian Greene
4. Poppy and Rye, Avi
5. The Amber Spyglass, Philip Pullman

XP Mine doesn't flow as immpresively as some other people's. Darn.
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[User Picture]From: rlaltari
2006-04-16 10:21 am (UTC)
XD Nevermind, I sort of did this wrong. Okay. Using the same books, but the correct page numbers this time. ^^; Sorry.

This book is a collection of fiction exercise instructions whose main goal is to teach writers how to let their fiction find itself. But the thing that tested Harry's resolution most appeared in his favorite shop, Quality Quidditch Supplies, a week after he'd arrive at the Leaky Cauldron. Einstein, Podolsky, and Rosen (EPR) were partly inspired by Heisenberg's rough explanation of the uncertainty principle: when you measure where something is you necessarily disturb it, thereby contaminationg any attempt to simultaneously ascertain its velocity. "Then, well, give it a shove." "The Republic of Heaven," said Lyra.


1. The 3 A.M. Epiphany: Uncommon Writing Exercises That Transform Your Fiction, Brian Kiteley
2. Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban, J. K. Rowling
3. The Fabric of the Cosmos, Brian Greene
4. Poppy and Rye, Avi
5. The Amber Spyglass, Philip Pullman
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[User Picture]From: ahx_fedora
2006-04-16 12:07 pm (UTC)
Howark Roark laughed. Bid Aragorn remember the words of the seer, and the paths of the dead. But it was a troublesome and dangerous technology. He would ask specific questions, and she would look for specific answers. He loved Big Brother.
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[User Picture]From: randomposting
2006-04-21 02:49 pm (UTC)
OOoh. Interesting combination indeed!
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[User Picture]From: poop_on_a_stick
2006-04-16 12:22 pm (UTC)
It was early September, a busy time of the year for raising the dead. I want to save you from her so you won't end up like your father did- dead. "Well...okay," i said. The truth is that none of them have heard anything to the contrary, all of them (his wife included, most likely, althought Sally would never say so) think his job souds duller than donkeyshit, and only Maddy has the vaguest idea of what it is he does. But the face on the pillow, rosy in the firelight, is certainly that of Clarice Starling, and now she sleeps deeply, sweetly, in the silence of the lambs.
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[User Picture]From: randomposting
2006-04-21 02:53 pm (UTC)
I looooooove the first line. Where is it from?
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[User Picture]From: benneh_boy3
2006-04-16 12:39 pm (UTC)
A death bought New Zealand's favourite sons home, and family kept Neil & Tim there to create a very special new album from The Finns - their first in almost a decade. Fifty foot long anaconda, not recently fed. Our durable denim chair bag will keep those books safe and neatly stored away on the back of the chair. Enrolments listed by school are as at 7 August, 1998. It all happens in the city of churches at The Governer Hindmarsh on Sunday, October 10, but be quick as tickets are selling faster than you can have a relapse.
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[User Picture]From: randomposting
2006-04-21 04:23 pm (UTC)
Interesting!!! What books are these from?
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[User Picture]From: tinyspanky
2006-04-16 12:49 pm (UTC)
Tout m'avale. I took her two hands to my mouth and kissed each slowly so that I could memorise the shape of her knuckles. No no no! she snaps, and it is her voice which makes him shrink away more than the passing pain of her hand. And then this former nurse, this beautiful woman who was my mother, this unlooked-for gift from a dreamworld between war and familiar life, this brewer's daughter who - setting aside her practical virtues - was blessed with beauty of mind as well as body, with imagination, with hidden depths, with the art (drawn in part from her husband but derived too from her great-aunts Dora and Louise who were avid readers of far-fetched tales in verse and prose) of telling stories, died suddenly. Now - and now again and nothing more.
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[User Picture]From: randomposting
2006-04-21 04:32 pm (UTC)
Oooh! I liiiike these. What are they from?
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