What’s in your book?


Thanks to Soledad en Masa!

1. Grab the nearest book.
2. Open it to page 56.
3. Find the fifth sentence.
4. Post the text of the sentence in your journal along with these instructions.
5. Don’t dig for your favorite book, the cool book, or the intellectual one: pick the CLOSEST

From Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl:
“I shuddered to think of being the mother of children that should be owned by my own tyrant.”

11 thoughts on “What’s in your book?

  1. browne says:

    I dont have a personal journal so I will post my nearest book which is actually the book Ran’s reading.

    Color Complex, The politics of skin color among African Americans:

    Recently, Nigerian government officials even implored British manufacturer to top importing bleaching products to their country because some of their citizens were experiencing skin damage.

  2. Bob says:

    I have so many books close at hand, but the absolute closest one is “The Guitar Handbook” by Ralph Denyer:

    The Broadcaster had a detachable neck – similar to the banjos of the time.

  3. Doña Junta says:

    I closed my eyes and grabbed this book I had to read for school a while back…

    To sell to them, advertisers erased and diminished this fact, and stressed how many more products they needed, and how many more tasks they had to undertake with those products to be genuinely good wives and moms.

    ‘Where the Girls Are” Growing up Female with the Mass Media
    Susan J. Douglas

  4. Chimatli says:

    thanks for all the submissions. interestingly, most of the sentences seemed quite reflective of their titles and some even profound.

  5. Matt Lucas says:

    From Ninja Mind Control “Inhale, imagining the energy entering the right fingers, passing through the heart, and exiting out through the fingers of the left hand as you exhale.”

    The page is pretty short so I’ll put the whole thing down:

    The heart represents the fire element. This is the site of all psychic energy. With the fingertips almost touching, raise the arms in a circle as shown [the next page has a picture of some douchebag in full ninja attire touching his fingers and looking slightly cross eyed]. Inhale, imagining the energy entering the right fingers, passing through the heart, and exiting out through the fingers of the left hand as you exhale. Repeat three times. The physiological symbolism here is of the abdominal aorta and the ascending aorta.

    Deep! Go ninja go!

  6. Vanessa says:

    The closest book I grabbed was “Time Travel in Einsteins Universe”

    “Any two such events can be connected by a rocket ship that travels between them.”

    Sounds interesting right.. lol

  7. nobody says:

    “But, despite lingering prejudice, the individual who possessed the necessary qualities (and cash) could claim some of the prestige often accorded someone born with white skin.”

    Ow! It’s a sentence that begins with a conjunction.

    From This Small City Will be a Mexican Paradise: Exploring the Origins of Mexican Culture in Los Angeles, 1821 – 1846, by Michael J. Gonzalez.

  8. pitbullgirl says:

    From Lone Heart Mountain by Estelle Ishigo:

    “Day by day the sun crept higher, the earth grew softer and dust rose again into the air.”

    from page 55 because page 56 is a full-page illustration

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