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Monday, February 28, 2005

A Reading/Writing Exercise

Polski3 over at Polski3's View from Here offered this little blogging exercise.

I have now seen this several places (History Teacher and Endless Faculty Meeting) . Guess I'll do it too:

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.

"One day the Roman army set out, shadowed as usual by Vercingetorix." From THE ENEMIES OF ROME, From Hannibal to Attila the Hun," by Philip Matyszak.

This could be an interesting survey of what bloggers are reading, or at least what books they have near their computers. Have a happy day and Thanks for reading my blog.

Sounds fun -- let's give it a shot.

"He plunged down to the sick-berth, tolerably fetid stil in spite of double windsails, although it was not as crowded as it had been in the first few days after the battle, when he could hardly step between his patients, and they laid here and there about the orlop." -- From The Wine-Dark Sea, by Patrick O'Brian (Book 16 pf the Aubrey-Maturin series that began with Master and Commander.)

So, what are you reading???


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