Tuesday, December 2, 2008

Page 56

Page 56 Rules:

* Grab the book nearest you. Right now.*

Turn to page 56.

Find the fifth sentence.*

Post that sentence in the comments, and if you like, on your blog with these instructions


Don't dig for your favorite book, the coolest, the most intellectual. Use the CLOSEST.


"The hold doors had not been barred then." -Dragonsong, by Anne McCaffrey

43 comments:

Ewe-niss said...

"Second, you aren't wasting time if you get a useful or beautiful object at the end of it." -At Knits End, Stephanie Pearl-McFee

Sorry, it really is the book nearest. I left the book I was reading at home.

Elizabeth A said...

"And ever since you have given me nothing but fits."

-- An Account of Conspicuous Women, Dawn Shamp

Knitnik said...

Both the employer and the claimant have a right to be represented by an attorney at the hearing before an Appeals Referee. - North Carolina Employers' Desk Manual 2002-03 edition

Sorry, I'm at work, and it was the closest one!

Beadyjan said...

"Saint Hilda would be shaking her head despairingly if she knew" - The Hundred and Ninety-nine steps - Micehl Faber

Geek Knitter said...

Use server.17.pretendco.com for the primary DNS Name and Server 17 for the Computer Name.
Mac OS X Server Essentials, Second Edition

Yeah, totally geeking out at work...

Charles said...

"But by the time he got to the end, the words always jumbled up and fell apart inside his thoughts." The 13th Reality, James Dasher

duraknit said...

"Bake 18 to 22 minutes or until golden brown." -- Keeping Good Company, by Roxie Kelley and Friends

--Elizabeth D.

CrazyAnn said...

No, crashing through his boundaries again.-Trace, Patricia Cornwell

Reading trashy detective novels again!!

Anonymous said...

It also acts as a check against incorrect data being entered. - Access at a Glance

I am at work as well.

Melanie said...

"Naked Art: Art stripped of its pretenses and handmade wonoders by Southern artists." from the Dec./Jan. issue of Ready Made magazine

Anonymous said...

If its length is not known, the preliminary pages should be paginated in roman, to allow flexibility.

Copy-editing: The Cambridge Handbook for Editors, Authors and Publishers, Judith Butcher

I'm at work too. Can you tell? (Actually, the nearest book is the New Oxford Spelling Dictionary, but that doesn't have sentences. The fifth entry on page 56 is Boucher, Francois)

AlisonWonderland said...

"This news encouraged Florentino Ariza, since it indicated to him that the beautiful adolescent with the almond-shaped eyes was within reach of his dreams." -Love In The Time of Cholora, Gabriel Garcia Marquez

cadidier said...

"Unfortunately, Travis suspected that any juror with common sense and good taste was detrimental to his case, but that was hardly a basis for dismissal." - Double Jeopardy, William Bernhardt.

Anonymous said...

"Most dishwashers do a solid job cleaning even the dirtiest dishes."

Consumer Reports 2008 Buying Guide

TwinKnitting

maxine said...

For any setting that you don't want to include in the preset, simply don't choose a value; you'll exclude it from the preset in step 5. -Visual Quickstart Guide: Photoshop CS3, Elaine Weinmann and Peter Lourekas

Pretty lame, even for the workday.

Anonymous said...

Kathleen, the nearest book to me right now, is your book Yarns to DYE for. I just got it in the mail yesterday. There is no fifth sentence on page 56. Just a picture of mittens, a head band, and leg warmers!!! I am enjoying the book, and learning so much!
Mona

Sam said...

"Record the type of yarn, needle size and what you liked or didn't like about each design you knit." - Knitting Lace Triangles by Evelyn a. Clark

"As I headed for home, I wondered just where in the world I was supposed to find a demon willing to part iwht his index finger." - Witchling by Yasmine Galenorn

Both right next to my keyboard. You never know when the network will be slow and you can get a page or two in. My knitting is on the other side. Just in case.

Teresa said...

These different actions are known as methods, although you'll often see Rails enthusiasts refer to the methods of a controller (kind of object use in Rails, which you'll become very familiar with) as "actions"; you can safely consider the two terms to be interchangeable.

~Simply Rails 2, by Patrick Lenz

My husband left his book on the table and sadly..it's closer than that knitting book I have.

Aurita said...

This value allows one to estimate the number of residues from the molecular weight of a protein or vice versa; for example, a 50,000-MW protein would contain approximately 435 residues.

Teish said...

"Years of teaching evolution in school had caused our youth to forget that they were created by God with a purpose for life."

So Help Me God, Roy Moore

Linda said...

"In the same tone of voice Waneko had used, I answered, 'I'm on it dad, what's shaking?' "--Down These Mean Streets, Piri Thomas. An old book, just happened to be near at hand!

Cara said...

"There's a rule about when you can omit the ampersand (&) and when you cannot; we'll see that rule by the end of the chapter."

--Learning Perl by Randal L. Schwartz & Tom Phoenix
(but it sounds kind of mystical if you think about it out of context)

RuthieJ said...

"Very difficult to distinguish from White-Faced Ibis; note adult's dark blue-black face with pale borders, compared with red iris and facial skin of White-Faced."

Description of the Glossy Ibis in The Sibley Field Guide to Birds of Eastern North America (I keep this book out on my desk at work because you never know when someone will stop by with a question about birds!)

martha said...

rows one and two*K2P2:repeat from *.
from, 'The Twisted Sisters Knit Sweaters'.

T-Mom said...

"A study of state and local government accounting, non profit organization accounting; General Accounting Office audit standards and the single audit act; and analysis of governmental financial performance." - WIU 2008-2009 Graduate Catalog (Accounting 442G)

Mary said...

"The teacher was a serious sort, and that was fine with me because I was there to learn." -Free-Range Knitter, Stephanie Pearl-McPhee
This was in my backpack for bus reading.

Casey Jo said...

The music changed, and Charlie tapped on Edward's shoulder.-Breaking Dawn, Stephanie Meyer

Marlyn said...

I introduced myself, said I was a friend of the Perez family.

Burn Out by Marcia Muller

Kathleen Taylor said...

WOW! I love love love all of the quotations! Keep 'em coming!

sixbadboyspa said...

Tube-and-header cost-per-unit and final assembly cost-per-unit are good measures of production efficiency.
Getting The Right Things Done: A leaders guide to planning and execution.

Chris said...

I get a lot of personal energy from others, from my inperson interactions.
Knit With Courage, Live With Hope
Annie Modesitt

Northmoon said...

"A cat's tail, unlike a dog's, is remarkably versatile in registering the most suble nuances of mood and intention, and Selena can apparently "read" these signals." from Dancing With Cats, Burton Silver & Heather Busch

This book sticks out farther on the shelf above my computer, so it's closest. Really weird, it's mostly photos of people dancing with cats, very little text, but page 56 has a whole paragraph.

Bibliocat said...

"Enhance language by developing additional hand signals."
Waiting Games by Steve and Ruth Bennett

It was the book that was sitting on my desk. I use it for ideas for my literacy bags for the kindergartners at my school.
Sheryl

Anonymous said...

"Yes." Martha Grimes "The Winds of Change".

Karen said...

"The frenzy of election night can be the enemy of clear thinking."
--The Canadian Press Stylebook: A Guide for Writing and Editing, 14th edition

btraxsd said...

How can you recognize a chemical change? -Physical Science Concepts in Action

Its the book used in 9th grade classes I teach.

LizzieHelen said...

"To get this working, we'll add a new explosion object and create an instanceof it when the rocket hits an asteroid."

The Game Maker's Apprentice: Game Development for Beginners by Jacob Habgood and Mark Overmars.

This is actually a book I'm working with to learn some basic computer game creation methods. I thought the closest book would be one of my husbands math textbooks, but his was the one instead.

LizE

Anonymous said...

"Use pattern weights since pins tear pattern."
Fabric Savvy, Sandra Betzina

knitster said...

People deserve the truth.

When will Jesus Bring the Pork Chops. George Carlin

Anonymous said...

"It is believed that substantive issues covered in interpretation letters would not be subject to judicial scrutiny and, thus, although erroneous, might remain in effect." A quote from the "Equal Credit Opportunity Act", used in Analyzing And Planning A Response To Government Laws And Regulations In A Small Bank by Richard Westra.

Jackie said...

"Like I said, Pandemonium." The Overlook - Michael Connelly

What an interesting exercise.

Emma said...

"And if Junior was wondering about Alanna, it would only be a matter of moments before she brought up Renee, whose pregnancy was probably already common knowledge." - Morning Shift, Kathleen Taylor

I just finished your book tonight so it was the closest. I read "Funeral Foods" earlier this week.

Beverly said...

I'm a good learner, and I'm keeping those knits for the next time I have trouble remebering that.

Things I learned fron knitting... whether I wanted to or not.

Stephanie Pearl-McPhee ( The Yarn Harlot)