January 23rd, 2007


Bookworm Meme

Having been tagged by a couple of people, here's the meme:


1. Grab the nearest book
2. Open the book to page 123.
3. Find the fifth sentence.
4. Post the text of the next 3 sentences on your blog along with these instructions.
5. Don't you dare dig for that "cool" or "intellectual" book in your closet! I know you were thinking about it! Just pick up whatever is closest.
6. Tag 5 people

The closest book (sitting open on the printer for the cats to knock off) is T.E. Lawrence's The Seven Pillars of Wisdom, which is awesome so far. The passage will show you why:

He told them gently that the Turks were coming on, and that it was their duty to hold them up and give God the credit of their victory; adding that this would be become impossible if they went to sleep. The old men -- and in Arabia elders mattered more than youths -- broke out in delighted speech, and, after saying that God would give him a victory, or rather two victories, capped their wishes with a prayer that his life might be prolonged in the accumulation of an unprecedented number of victories. What was better, they kept effective watch all night, in the strength of his exhortation.

(Anyone who's ever complained about my sentence length or use of colons - you should be reading the 19th century travel journals that I've been looking at. Ugh.)
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