mirrorshard: (Act V Scene 1)
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* Grab the book closest to you.
* Go to page 56.
* Find the 5th sentence.
* Write that sentence to this post.
* Copy these instructions as a new post to your LJ.
* Don't go looking for your favourite book, or the coolest one you have -- just grab the closest one.

'No, madame,' replied Henry; 'we are going into the city with Messieurs d'Alençon and Condé. I almost expected to find them here.'

(Also, points for identifying each others' books.)

Date: 2008-12-02 02:03 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] mirabehn.livejournal.com
After we'd finished talking about the book she looked at me with the most extraordinary expression of envy that I've ever seen in a girl so young.

Date: 2008-12-02 02:19 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] mirrorshard.livejournal.com
About all I can guess is that it's either Eliot or one of the Brontës - and I'm fairly sure it's not Middlemarch.

Date: 2008-12-02 05:08 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] mirabehn.livejournal.com
Nope.

It's something I know you've read, I'll tell you that... :-)

Date: 2008-12-02 02:04 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] mirabehn.livejournal.com
Also: I am near certain that yours is Dumas. No idea which one though. :-)

Date: 2008-12-02 02:10 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] mirrorshard.livejournal.com
Half a point - see below :)

Date: 2008-12-02 02:06 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] arkady.livejournal.com
Marguerite de Valois by Alexandre Dumas.

Be observant, be perceptive, and be aware of all that is happening around you as it takes place.

Date: 2008-12-02 02:08 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] mirabehn.livejournal.com
Definitely something involving meditation and (in particular) mindfulness. Beyond that, I'm not sure. It could be Thich nhat Hanh, but I don't think it's his style.

Date: 2008-12-02 03:11 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] arkady.livejournal.com
Nope, it's Naomi Ozaniec. :-)

Date: 2008-12-02 02:09 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] mirrorshard.livejournal.com
Entirely correct! (Though my copy is titled La Reine Margot.)

I can't usefully guess at that, beyond genre, so I'll leave it for someone else.

Date: 2008-12-02 02:10 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] mirabehn.livejournal.com
Which reminds me, I still need to show you the film of that at some point. :-)

Date: 2008-12-02 03:12 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] arkady.livejournal.com
Naomi Ozaniec's 101 Essential Tops: Everyday Meditation. :-)

Date: 2008-12-02 02:08 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] makyo.livejournal.com
But the connection between the fundamental group and covering spaces runs much deeper than this, and in many ways they can be regarded as two viewpoints toward the the same thing.

Allen Hatcher, Algebraic Topology (http://www.math.cornell.edu/~hatcher/AT/ATpage.html), Cambridge University Press (2002). I'm in the office at the moment, so there are only mathematics books to hand.

Date: 2008-12-02 02:13 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] mirrorshard.livejournal.com
I can see why you gave the attribution - I'd never have guessed, except by metadata.

It's an interesting sentence - fits well into the general theme so far.

Date: 2008-12-02 02:20 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] valkyriekaren.livejournal.com
Thoreau answered, "I did not know we had quarrelled."

Date: 2008-12-02 07:52 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] kateqp.livejournal.com
I'm in the library, so have over a thousand books at about the same distance. Opted for the one in my handbag.

'My heart began to pound in my chest, to pound so hard that it hurt.'

Date: 2008-12-02 10:55 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] mirabehn.livejournal.com
*tries to remember what I've lent you lately*

Hmmm... no, I don't think it's any of those.

*draws a blank*


You might be able to guess at mine. Possibly. :-)

Date: 2008-12-02 11:41 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] kateqp.livejournal.com
I've so read that sentence before... and I have no idea where. I somewhat want to say it's from 'The Problem with Susan' but Fragile Things is still here and I know that's not right. Nope, no luck, total blank. But I know I've read it, and sometime in the last year. It's so familiar.

And mine isn't from a book you lent me, but I suspect you own a copy just the same.

Date: 2008-12-04 11:39 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] sleetersoulfire.livejournal.com
'Come then,' I said, 'let us make an imaginary sketch of the origin of the state.'

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