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Sep 19, 2012, 9:45am Top

It's international book week. The rules: Grab the closest book to you, turn to page 52, post the 5th sentence as your status. Don't mention the title

note1 - I just copied this from elsewhere, hence the "status" part crossed out.
note2 - I have no clue whether this is actually real in anyway, just seeing it posted in a lot of places, generally dated Sept 15 or 18, 2012

in any case:

"Missing now from these first families is only the adored Rachel, who died in the desert giving birth to Benjamin and was wrapped in strips of linen and buried in sand."

Sep 19, 2012, 10:01am Top

Nelson and I had passed many pretty country villages crowded with tourist couples shopping for maple products.

Sep 19, 2012, 10:15am Top

"And where did you come across her?"

Sep 19, 2012, 10:17am Top

"And the grape goes as far as Andalusia, to the Greek islands that I know well, to the Madeiras, and it seems that it even reaches to the land of the Moors, although they do not make wine from it because that is prohibited by the Koran."

Sep 19, 2012, 10:26am Top

"Get lost," someone said.

Note: this does not reflect my thoughts in any way!- SL

Sep 19, 2012, 12:13pm Top

One kind of rhythm: not one rhythm

Sep 19, 2012, 1:19pm Top

They were usually bestowed by the government in the name of Kim Il-sung as a reward for extraordinary service.

Edited: Sep 21, 2012, 3:41pm Top

For what?

(Sorry, that wasn't very interesting...)

Sep 19, 2012, 1:44pm Top

Above all, these photographs give you an idea of the smell,sound and sight of his studio when the twentieth century dawned-wooden turntables rotate on iron wheels, pulleys creak as a statue is hauled into place, the dust of marble settles on the parquet flooring, in a corner you can see Bourdell in his indigo blue costume labouring away at a detail in his statuary; students in white blouses try their hands amid piles of decorative stone; and who is that young woman model looking so contemporary but born a century ago?
(Now that is a long sentence!)

Sep 19, 2012, 1:54pm Top

It is no secret that James Webb, NASA's voluble, aggressive, extraordinarily competent administrator, was dead set against it, and had so ruled.

Sep 19, 2012, 2:51pm Top

"I sat at his feet in the garage on my own little bench, a bench he had made and painted pink for me, his only child."

Sep 19, 2012, 3:04pm Top

“The psyche creates reality every day.”

Sep 19, 2012, 3:15pm Top

"These things gave her the least trouble."

Sep 19, 2012, 7:02pm Top

There was a man in the room, he came out of the wardrobe.

Sep 19, 2012, 8:36pm Top

Well the first book I picked up page 52 was full page Ronald Searle illustration, so I had to go with the second.

"Surrounded by family, money, status, and an appropriate social circle, she moved through a predetermined life to the defined goal of marriage, and eroticism played little part in either the journey or the destination."

Sep 20, 2012, 5:31am Top

(US Customs) In valuation of merchandise for customs purposes, deductive value is the resale price of imported merchandise in the United States with deductions for certain items.

Sep 20, 2012, 8:21am Top

Obviously these contrasting viewpoints with respect to the nature of diastrophism will profoundly influence certain geomorphic interpretations.

Sep 20, 2012, 9:17am Top

"Ah, but the quantum uncertainty associated with your bone is dwarfed by the practical uncertainty involved in measuring it."

It's international book week. The rules: Grab the closest book to you, turn to page 52, post the 5th sentence as your status. Don't mention the title. Copy the rules as part of your status.

Sep 20, 2012, 11:59am Top

This could be very tough to guarantee, from the point of view of MAV engineering systems alone, putting aside the possibility of bad weather on the appointed take-off date.

Sep 20, 2012, 12:35pm Top

Funnily enough, Dad always used to do the same when taking pictures.

Sep 20, 2012, 1:15pm Top

That's insinuating that the European painters conquered the way we look at the world - and that's all there is to it.

Sep 20, 2012, 1:34pm Top

'There is no trusting to Squire Jar,' Grandmother Trott said crossly, 'and though the good steward makes all things seem easy to us, both here and hereafter, yet that cursed Squire - a man who reaps where he has never sown - may suddenly break into our house, like a thief, and take away the key of the field and give it back again to Uncle Tiddy.'

Sep 20, 2012, 5:02pm Top

"There's nothing I know about Bernie that I would be unwilling to talk about anywhere."

Sep 20, 2012, 8:11pm Top

>17 stretch: yikes:
Flesch reading ease: 0.0
Flesch-Kincaid grade level: 18.1

Sep 21, 2012, 4:56am Top

"When Keke was interviewed Hello! magazine style in 1935 in the Soviet press, Stalin furiously reprimanded the Politburo: 'I ask you to forbid the Philistine riffraff that has penetrated our press from publishing any more 'interviews' with my mother and all other crass publicity."

Edited: Sep 21, 2012, 9:11am Top

{not a excerpt}

#24 - LOL. I had to look up diastrophism.

This thread...it's all so random and curious.

Sep 21, 2012, 9:50am Top

>24 detailmuse: and 26: At this point I've read more of the dictionary than the book.

Sep 21, 2012, 1:19pm Top

" Of course, I could not do this more than once at any one house, but there were many large, fine houses in Warsaw."

Sep 21, 2012, 2:17pm Top

A lot of new names in this thread. Welcome to Club Read, and, for some, welcome to LibraryThing.

Sep 21, 2012, 10:50pm Top

"His face was even harder to figure."

Sep 23, 2012, 9:20am Top

"-In Kishinev I was Lyova."

Sep 23, 2012, 9:27am Top

'His notice of little things enriches his work, makes it more personal.'

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