1. Grab the nearest book.
2. Open it to page 161.
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. Use what's actually next to you.
There are four books that could each arguably be said to be closest to me right now, so I'll give 'em all:
-For once, there was a helpful Chinese document that had escaped destruction by the mandarins.
-(this one doesn't have that many pages, so I used the last page) If you return to your 'foreign' country one day, you will experience it from a distance and treat the time spent there as part of a great adventure which gave you and our family the wonderful possibility of living a different life.
-(this one doesn't have prose on that page, so I'll give the fifth list item) Miso-Glazed Sea Bass with Bok Choy
-(again not enough pages, same solution) Here ends Greenwitch.
(via dancingchaplain, this time)