Wednesday, April 06, 2005

A new book meme circulating around the sphere is going by the name “123.5,” and its rules are these:

1. Grab the nearest book.

2. Open the book to page 123.

3. Find the fifth sentence.

4. Post the text of the sentence in your journal along with these instructions.

5. Don’t search around and look for the “coolest” book you can find. Do what’s actually next to you.

Here's Myfanwy's: "Symmetrical toes, asymmetrical pads."

from: the section on Merriam's Shrew (Sorex merriami) in Mammal Tracks & Sign--A Guide to North American Species by Mark Elbroch.

Here's mine: "broad and so plump that the knuckles were dimpled. The wooden"

From: "The Collected Novels of Jean Rhys." That line is from Quartet.

What does it all mean? I have no idea. Maybe we can form some big, collective poem.

Here it is so far:

Symmetrical toes, asymmetrical pads,

broad and so plump the knuckles were dimpled. The wooden


At 5:27 AM, Blogger Myfanwy Collins said...

ha! It would make the excellent start to a poem.

How's Rhys coming?

At 2:54 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Yann Martel, The Facts Behind...: "But there's one thing I like.

At 2:55 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Oops, that was me. ( |:^D


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