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05 February 2007 @ 10:51 am
book meme pinched from wench18  
1. Grab the nearest book. (Don't you dare dig for that "cool" or "intellectual" book in your closet! I know you were thinking about it! Just pick up whatever is closest.)
2. Open the book to page 123.
3. Find the fifth sentence.
4. Post the text of the next 3 sentences on your blog along with these instructions.


"The happy silence enveloped Vimes, but it couldn't last. There was The Reading Of The Picture Book to be undertaken. That was the meaning of six o'clock."

THUD!, Terry Pratchett
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Blaidd Drwgfairyrune on February 5th, 2007 03:55 pm (UTC)
I heart THUD! Have you read "Where's My Cow?"
Kel: ... the voiceless speakladyjoust on February 5th, 2007 04:09 pm (UTC)
I have indeed! I thought it was adorable, though I wasn't entirely keen on the illustrations.

And that *points to icon* is one of my very favourite Pratchett quotes (from 'Feet of Clay').
Blaidd Drwgfairyrune on February 5th, 2007 04:16 pm (UTC)
I agree about the illustrations. I've always thought that Vimes should be a little beefier, I guess. He was too skinny. I mean, the way he eats, you'd figure there'd be a bit more of him.

I own every Discworld novel, and I've read them all. One day, I will go through and re-read them all. So many books, so little time!

::icon love!::
Peregrinejperegrine on February 5th, 2007 04:48 pm (UTC)
I am a horrible Pratchett fan. I haven't read THUD! I did get to Monstrous Regiment last year.

And my answer to the instructions:

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I am geek, hear me roar. This particular product training guide was the closest thing that even has 123 pages. If it had been something smaller, you'd have gotten something from our style guide.
Cattomincloset on February 5th, 2007 07:37 pm (UTC)
No can do this meme -- the closest book to me is my new Fellow Craft book, and even if it had 123 pages which it doesn't, I wouldn't be allowed to tell any of you what it said anyway. Nyah. ;)
kmcclure on February 6th, 2007 04:04 am (UTC)
My closest book is Roget's International Thesaurus, which I love dearly but not so much with the sentences, or actual page numbers, for that matter. I'll reach further for another book tomorrow, I promise.

By the way, this Roget's International Thesuarus, Sixth Edition, ROCKS!

kmcclure on February 6th, 2007 04:04 am (UTC)
My closest book is Roget's International Thesaurus, which I love dearly but not so much with the sentences, or actual page numbers, for that matter. I'll reach farther for another book tomorrow, I promise.

By the way, this Roget's International Thesuarus, Sixth Edition, ROCKS!

Fjordhopper: the librarianfjordhopper on February 6th, 2007 10:58 am (UTC)
LOVE "Thud!!!"

(now I want to go read it again!)
Amanada (rhymes with Canada): the joy in books.mandasarah on February 17th, 2007 08:15 pm (UTC)
"I'm not going to order you into a hostage situation. If you coose to volunteer, I swear not to abandon you in it. Well, I'm already sworn, as your liege lord, but I don't expect you to know--"

The Warrior's Apprentice, Lois McMaster Bujold

'Tis shiny so far. Though I'm actually only on page 104.