5th sentence meme

From Po Meyemu:

Grab the nearest book.

  1. Open it to page 161.
  2. Find the fifth full sentence.
  3. Post the text of the sentence along with these instructions.

Don’t search around looking for the coolest book you can find. Do what’s actually next to you.


“But Shamshi-Adad drafted enough of his subjects to man his garrisons and assemble an impressive defensive force, and the Elamite attack held off a little longer.”

The History of the Ancient World by Susan Wise Bauer


11 Responses to 5th sentence meme

  1. cbfox says:

    Here’s mine:

    “Recall (‘Free Variables’ in Chapter 7) that an entity defined outside a handler or script object but globally visible and not redefined within it (a free variable) takes its value within the handler or script object at the time the code runs, not at the time the handler or script object is defined.”

  2. Jon says:

    “Totalitarian control of opinion extends, however, also to subjects which at first seem to have no political significance.”

    The Road to Serfdom 1969 Printing.

  3. Ike Hall says:

    “Though we may, by nature, have a need for religious experiences, we do not have a need for religious institutions.”

    Calculated Chaos, by Butler Shaffer

  4. “They certainly couldn’t ignore Wallace’s paper entirely and connive to see Darwin given credit alone; that would have been dishonorable, unprofessional, and scandalous when the truth came out.”

    The Reluctant Mr. Darwin, by David Quammen

  5. Mike says:

    “All of the filtering will occur in the completion routine”

    Rootkits: Subverting the Windows Kernel

    By Greg Hoglund and James Bulter.

    Yeah, I’m a geek…

  6. Nat says:

    “This process encourages the child to use complete sentences, to order information, and to observe carefully.”

    The Well Trained Mind, by Susan Wise Bauer and Jessie Wise

  7. Carolyn Fay says:

    “The same is true of Quiche Lorraine, pizzas, and Welsh Rarebit.”

    The Everything Cookbook, by Betty Watson

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  9. “The sun will start warming and drying out the soil as the winter sogginess drains out, and the cover will keep any new rain and snow off the soil.”

    Square Foot Gardening, by Mel Bartholomew

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  11. LA says:

    Since there were such short sentences in my book I chose this sentence:
    “Then the Newsweek cover story ‘Is This Child Gay?’ came out, and they said someone at NIH was doing genetic work on sexual orientation.”

    A separate Creation by Chandler Burr

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