I had a stack of books next to me. This one was on top.

“As author of the collective work, the book as a whole, he or she should sign an agreement similar to the standard author agreement described above.”

~The Chigaco Manual of Style, 15th edition: The essential guide for writers, editors, and publishers.

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.

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4 Responses to “I had a stack of books next to me. This one was on top.”

  1. Anonymous says:

    The nearest book to me…
    “Secondary wiring to electric-discharge lamps of 1000 volts or less, if insulated for the secondary voltage involved, shall be permitted to occupy the same luminaire (fixture), sign, or outline lighting enclosure as the branch circuit conductors.”
    You are dating a nerd 🙂

  2. innout says:

    So he organized a rematch with wines he handpicked from his company’s own cellars.

  3. tchick64 says:

    Honestly…it’s a book about research!
    “Total satisfaction is maximized.”

  4. propheceye says:

    ~Game Coding Complete, Second Edition
    // A useful macro
    #define SAFE_DELETE(p) { if (p) { delete (p); (p)=NULL; } }
    heh, which reminds me of a quote from work:
    “Everytime you #define a macro, God kills a kitten”

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