Monday, March 17, 2008

viral bibliomancy

1. Grab the nearest book.
2. Open the book to page 23.
3. Find the fifth sentence.
4. Post the text of the sentence in your journal...along with these instructions.
"In the meantime, Mrs Joe put clean white curtains up, and tacked a new-flowered flounce across the wide chimney to replace the old one, and uncovered the little state parlour across the passage, which was never uncovered at any other time, but passed the rest of the year in a cool haze of silver paper, which even extended to the four little white crockery poodles on the mantelshelf, each with a black nose and a basket of flowers in his mouth, and each the counterpart if the other."
Nope. No wisdom. Maybe there would be a neater effect if the nearest book weren't "Great Expectations."

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

"I didn't."

hmmm...I'd hoped for more :)

-Anthony

marauder said...

"But I want to keep her."

(From Christopher Moore's "The Lamb.")

Who the heck comes up with this stuff, anyway?