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1. Grab the nearest book.
2. Open the book to page 23.
3. Find the fifth sentence.
4. Post the text of the sentence in your journal along with these instructions.

--from 死神くんと天使ちゃん by Colors Club Jr., which just happens to have exactly 5 sentences (or phrases ending in ellipsis...whatever) on page 23. If you want the nearest book that's in English...

"In ancient times, they were the centers of society, and still are in some cultures today."
--from Shaman King #1 by Hiroyuki Takei. Technically that's only the last sentence on that page, since there aren't 5 sentences on that page. Okay, okay, I'll try to find something that's not a comic book...

"Es preciso notar, sin embargo, que cada vocal del latín antiguo se pronunciaba como LARGA o como BREVE, lo que arroja un total de diez vocales antiguas."
-- from Introducción a la historia de la lengua española by Melvyn C. Resnick.

It took me a minute or two to find a book that wasn't a manga or graphic novel, and it turns out to be a textbook on the history of the Spanish language, that this girl in my 19th-20th century philosophy class gave me because I told her I was interested in linguistics and spoke Spanish. If you want a real book that's in English as well...

"It was an odd feeling and perhaps accounts for why I delayed my departure so long, wandering around the house many times over, checking one last time that all was in order."
--from The Remains of the Day by Kazuo Ishiguro. Yes, maidofuriel, I actually re-read that not too long ago. I like it. :P
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From: maidofuriel Date: Saturday 10th April 2004 21.25 (UTC) (Link)

The Remains of the Day = BAD
valamelmeo From: valamelmeo Date: Sunday 11th April 2004 21.59 (UTC) (Link)
Stevens still carries the award for "character I'd most like to slap silly". I still haven't read anything with a character who deserves it more. But I still think there's something to be said for a book that goes on for 200 pages in which absolutely nothing happens.