Damn, I am so busy this week. And I just had to have a thousand pound shower fitted. Well, the shower is probably worth about £300 - but plumbers being plumbers ... Ouch. So, anyway, there go the excuses and here comes the stealing - many thanks to NWJR at The Daily Snark
1. Grab the nearest book.
2. Open the book to page 123.
3. Find the fifth sentence.
4. Post the text of the next 3 sentences on your blog* along with these instructions.
[5. Don't you dare dig for that cool/intellectual book you hide away under the bed for occasions such as these ... Yes Richard, I'm lookin' at you! I know you were thinking about it! Just pick up whatever is closest.]
Here are my results:
. See MALEFICENCE, MALFEASANCE.Malory, Sir Thomas
, for the fifteenth-century author (Le Morte d'Arthur
) but George Mallory
for the Everest explorer."
And before you say anything: I hang my head in shame - the nearest book to me was Bill Bryson's Troublesome Words
. Close by I have a Lynn Truss book and the Oxford English Dictionary
. GEEK! In my defence: I am doing some editing work at the moment. Oh, and I wasn't sure if the first sentence is a sentence ... As it contains no verb ... But I was feeling lazy and figured it'd do.
*Or in the comments here, perhaps