T&A of the inked forearms and biceps has tagged me for another thread. This one is called "the Nearest Book".
Here are the rules:
1. Pick up the nearest book with more than 123 pages.
2. Go to page 123 in the book.
3. Find the first 5 sentences.
4. Post the NEXT 3 sentences.
5. Tag 5 people.
I was disappointed that the NIV Student Bible I had sitting on the cabinet next to me had been shoved out of the way.
If it HAD been the book nearest me the 3 sentences would have been
3 You must not do as they do in Egypt, where you used to live, and you must not do as they do in the land of Cannan, where I am bringing you. Do not follow their practices. 4 You must obey my laws and be careful to follow my decrees.
Not a lot of grey area there- stone naughty children, don't suffer a witch to live and selling your daughter as a sex slave is acceptable. Check. Thanks god. Good to know.
I was also hoping it might have been a favorite of mine Beauty: A Retelling of the Story of Beauty & the Beast by Robin McKinley.
If that one had been the book nearest me the 3 sentences would have been
Breakfast was laid on the table by the fire, which was burning once again. I bounced joyfully out of bed. Every morning in the city my maid had brought me toast and chocolate: How did they know?
Toast with Nutella or hot buttered toast with hot chocolate... either way mmmmmmmmm. :D
On the other hand I was really hoping it would be Secret Fire by Johanna Lindsey.
He too had forgotten that he was still grasping her leg, which had been a purely impulsive hold, unnecessary to detain her. He took his arm away, but did not immediately remove his hand, letting the fingers trail up her thigh as she put her foot down. He heard her sharp intake of breath at the deliberate liberty, but didn't regret it in the least, even when she swung around to glare furiously at him.
All three of those books were in a stack, but not as close as the book given to me by our very own Thump Thump Eyes. A controversial book by Philip Pullman that the fundies have been flipping over because it was written by an ...*whispers* atheist...!!!!!!!
OH NO!!! THE ATHEISTS ARE WRITING CHILDREN'S BOOKS NOW!!!! ARMAGEDDON!! ARMAGEDDON!!!! Not only that but godless Hollywood had the temerity to make a movie out of it: The Golden Compass. Where...if the fundies are to be believed... children kill God the Father Almighty, Creator of Heaven and Earth! *GASP*
There was a light in the parley room window. It was too high to look through, but she could hear a low rumble of voices inside. So she walked up to the door and knocked on it firmly five times.
I would love to know what book is closest to
Protium (Here's hoping it's a technical manual!!!!)