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Saw this on Facebook (shut up), and it seemed like an interesting idea. Perhaps we could even get a decent book discussion going.

This is what you need to do:

Grab the book nearest you. Right now.
* Turn to page 56.
* Find the fifth sentence.
* Post that sentence.
* Don't dig for your favorite book, the coolest, the most intellectual. Use the CLOSEST book.

Name the book if you want. Mine is from Wizard and Glass by Stephen King. It is Book 4 of his Dark Tower series.

Even following Eddie this far into riddledom's Twilight Zone had caused Blaine's sanity to totter.

I think this might be a good way to get people interested in some new books. Feel free to ask each other questions about the books you post.
This thread is awesome, but all my books are in my room which is really far away

EDIT: first page
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I'm not gonna, my mom was reading Twilight in the very chair I'm n right now.
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Oh, DON'T use a knife. It cuts through your strings. I did that once, thinking, its the Low E, its invincible. Turns out, its not...

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From The Real Frank Zappa Book

He gave me a list of all the different sex acts he wished to have included on the tape.
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To The Finland Station

The explosion of a powder magazine in Luxembourg was clearly heard in Versailles, and the young people there were very much frightened.

My book was bookmarked at page 56 already.

"Emotions can function as motives; a distressed or frightened child will seek comfort and security, or cry out for help, and (mostly) people seek to be close to those they love."

A very short introduction to Pschology by Gillian Butler and Freda McManus
'And I see a hare' o.O

Was readin ot about 15 minutes ago. It's Wasted by Mark Johnson

Small writing in the middle of big sig.

My book doesnt have a page 56
Jackson RR3 with EMGs!
B.C. Rich KKV
Yamaha F-310 Acoustic

Digitech Bad Monkey.

Peavey Valveking 112
From the Total War Eras manual:

"He then consolidated his position as the inheritor of Nobunaga's military and political power by turning on Nobunaga's son at the battle of Kanie in 1584."
Hvor meget er 2 - 7?

From my book of math formulas, this is a example of doing math in negative figures. And it's in danish. Direct translations means "How much is 2 - 7?" (It's pronounced "vor' maj-et errr to' minus syv?"
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Why, my pasty danish cracker, I believe you've got it!
Oo, good idea.

Toll the Hounds, 8th book in the Malazan series by Steven Erikson:

"Ah, but I have sorely abused your skills, friend."
Cormac McCarthy - Blood Meridian

"He wore a a blanket over his shoulders and his shirtsleeve was ripped and dark with blood and he carried that arm against him with his other hand."
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Lord Loss by Darren Shan
That's my Life now.
Pretty shizz tbh.
"You're a twat!"- That dude in morrisons

"You Ugly git!" - That girl in the restaurant

"You Were a Mistake!" - Mum

just a few of my fans..

"Just days later, in the early summer of 1991, a fresh college graduate named Karl Koch came west in his 1988 Ford Bronco 2."
Come on back inside and Ill make you some tea

Gibson 2005 Les Paul Standard
Fender Road Worn Strat w/ Noiseless pickups
Marshall JCM 2000 401C
Marshall Vintage Modern 2266
Marshall 1960A cab (Dave Hill from Slade's old cab)
Ibanez TS9DX
EHX Little Big Muff
Freshman Acoustic
ok here we go...

"The vaginal cream contains mineral oil, which may weaken latex or rubber products, such as condoms or vaginal contraceptive diaphragms."

From my mom's book Delmar's Therapeutic Class: Drug Guide for Nurses 1998

LTD EX-351
Peavey 5150 head
Marshall 1960A
Boss NS-2 Noise Supressor
BBE 482i Sonic Maximizer
The Eyes of the Dragon by Stephen King

"Each deadly item was neatly marked."
In his house at R'lyeh, dead Cthulhu waits dreaming.

║  ██ ║
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"The storm had passed, birds were chirping, and everything in the world seemed more alive."

Heavier than heaven - charles cross. Definitely something i'd never pick out for myself, but a guy from work recommended/lent it to me. It's alrightish
To see a World in a Grain of Sand
And a Heaven in a Wild Flower
Hold Infinity in the palm of your hand
And Eternity in an hour
8:30 - Farm Week;Donna O'Sullivan with features and reports on rural, food and farming issues plus stories from around the country.

Yep, words of wisdom from the RTE guide.
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How about you don't insult my friend's dead mum, you prick.

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Too be he had to be a dick about his crayons.
The Origin of Consciousness and the Breakdown of the Bicameral Mind by Julian Janes

In argument we try to 'get things through' to someone, to 'reach' their 'understanding' or find a 'common ground,' or 'point out', etc., all actions in real space taken over analogically into the space of the mind.
MINI enthusiast


My band:
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thank you stevenpollock..
the only Pit-head thats not a douche bag...right now anyway
"And maybe- I felt a cold eddy slip through me at the thought- maybe he had sensed something coming."

-Stephen King's Skeleton Crew (The Mist)

weird because I almost never read but I had a hankerin' for some short stories today
They credited us with the birth of that sort of heavy metal thing. Well, if that's the case, there should be an immediate abortion.

-Ginger Baker
"Then click Image to continue."

-Mac OS X Deployment v10.5

I'm still at work.....sigh
"Blood is thicker then stripper sweat."
-Ballsuckulus "aka Marc Justus"
"The whole literature of the past will have been destroyed" - 1984 by George Orwell
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"That was the thing about kite flying: your mind drifted with the kite."

Technically not the closest book to me but the other two either didn't have anything on 56 or had less than five sentences on that page.

I loved that book!
"I was sitting in Elaine's room, swivelling round and round in her little chair on wheels, when this woman comes straight in and stands there blinking at me."

The Dare Game - Jaqueline Wilson
We ain't pushing the boundaries, we're blowing them up.
We ain't trying to expand the scene, we want the scene to erupt.

Well the closest book is a notebook, so... I'll post the next best thing

It's A Walk To Remember by Nicholas Sparks
"So you're the one" he said, sneering.
And we will weave in and out of sanity unnoticed
Swirling in blissfully restless visions of all our bleary progress
Glowing in radiant madness
Ahhh... page 65, sentence 5...

"Remember that the surface of the water is probably lumpier than usual near the start."

- Around the Bouys
e-adopted to mdwallin and chaoticfables!
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" When you are required to brake or come to a stop, avoid depressing the clutch too soon so that you are not coasting to a stop"

Yup, the closest book to me was a driving instructional book
Oh... How fun... Its the Tenth Edition of Prentice Hall's "Handbook For Writers" that my mom had in college.

Use the subjunctive in a few surviving idioms

Well pit, I hope that keen insight helps you.
"Whatever happened, he must take some action, or else..."

Crime and Punishment.

It feels weird that I haven't read the book that's nearest to me.

methinks my house mate shall find this mysteriously missing for the next few days.
Rhythm in Jump. Dancing Close to You.

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Yeah. people, like Lemoninfluence, are hypocrites and should have all their opinions invalidated from here on out.
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The ADA was a jaded pro: he walked around touching the brim of his hat and reconstructing probable events: the perps looked like they'd bungled disabling the alarm all the way and had got scared off by the thing's siren when the alarm's pricey HBT alternative ground kicked in at 300 v.
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Oh wow this is a guitar forum!
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Karvid is sexy

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Why is it that some folks quote praise from other members in their sig lines?
Its lame.