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April 13, 2004

Cool kid or wannabe? You'll have to tell me.

My good pal Daniel Radosh has alerted me to the latest craze sweeping the "litblogger" nation:

Pick up the nearest book. Open it to page 23. Find the fifth sentence. Post the text of the sentence in your journal along with these instructions.

Any noise would be unexpected at this hour, as Manning's secretary had gone home.

from The Dante Club, by Matthew Pearl. (Which is already turning out to be a little more graphically gruesome than I had expected, even with my deep knowledge of Mr. Alighieri's work itself.)

Posted by Rose at April 13, 2004 01:45 PM


I don't have my own blog, so I'll post my sentence here:

Vesicovaginal fistula sometimes leads to a narrowing of the vagina, amenorrhoea and an inability to carry a pregnancy to term.

from Reproductive Tract Infections and other Gynaecological Disorders: A Multidisciplinary Research Approach, edited by Shireen Jejeebhoy, Michael Koenig and Christopher Elias.

This actually was the closest book.

-- Gina

Posted by: Gina Duclayan at April 15, 2004 02:05 PM