Thursday, December 09, 2004

Grab the closest book!

Time for another episode of "Read That Book"! E.R. started this challenge on his blog tonight, so I'm passing it along. (Check out his blog at Erudite Redneck. )

The idea is to take the closest book, and write the second (full) sentence on page 23. Cite the book, publication date and author as well. Then repeat this on your own blog. The notion is that we'll get a snapshot of what each of us is currently reading (or what's handy in the closest bookcase.)

Here's mine:

"Against the background of the two Indian criminals secured in the St. Louis jail, Lieutenant Governor Cruzat sent a surgeon to conduct an inquest."
--Slavery and Crime in Missouri, 1773-1865 (2001) by Harriet C. Frazier.

Be glad. Last time we had this challenge, I embarrassed E.R. and other guys with a citation from a book on menopause. I've moved them away from the computer so I won't do that again by accident.


Erudite Redneck said...

"He always will be satisfied until he's dead,
"With coffee and a doughnut and a lousy old bed."

--From "Songs of the Workers to Fan the Flames of Discontent," 31st ed., May 1964, by the Industrial Workers of the World.

FrenziedFeline said...

"Their new guardian shut the door, and the Baudelaire orphans listened to her footsteps padding down the hallway before they spoke."

The Wide Window, Book 3 from A Series of Unfortunate Events by Lemony Snicket
(I'm reading this in preparation to see the movie. It's a very popular series with DS and his pals.)