a book game

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    This poor forum seems to be mostly ignored, so here's a game I stole from someone's blog....

    1. Take five books off your bookshelf.
    2. Book #1 -- first sentence
    3. Book #2 -- last sentence on page fifty
    4. Book #3 -- second sentence on page one hundred
    5. Book #4 -- next to the last sentence on page one hundred fifty
    6. Book #5 -- final sentence of the book
    7. Make the five sentences into a paragraph.
    8. Afterward, list your five books.
     
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    Through the small tall bathroom window the December yard is gray and scratchy, the trees calligraphic. "Motorcycle," he said. "Anna Gaye, Marvin Gaye's Wife." Outside of the theater, after the crowd had moved on to whatever movie was next in the festival, Mark Gill, from Columbia publicity, was standing outside the theater with a big smile on his face. These hands- the hands that care, the hands that mold; the hands that touch the lips, the lips that speak the words- the words that tell us we are whole.

    1. A Heartbreaking Work of Staggering Genius by Dave Eggers
    2. You Shall Know Our Velocity by Dave Eggers
    3. The Comedy Writer by Peter Farrelly
    4. Rebel Without a Crew by Robert Rodriguez
    5. Life After God by Douglas Coupland

    Well, that didn't make much sense, hopefully everyone else's will be better.
     
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    Piracy has existed since men first took to the seas to trade. Asked if the operation should proceed, Reagan answered, "Good God! they've murdered an American here. Let's get on with it." God will not hold us responsible for understanding the great mysteries of election, predestination, and the divine sovereignty. As Vera Kistiakowski, professor of physics emerita at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and former President of the Association of Women in Science, summarized the implication of the evidence (of a Creator), "The exquisite order displayed by our scientific understanding of the physical world calls for the divine."
    By now the rain had entirely stopped, but the clouds remained dark and heavy, hanging low over the distant hills.

    1. A History of Pirates -Nigel Cawthorne
    2. How to Talk to a Liberal (if you must) - Ann Coulter
    3. The Pursuit of God - A. W. Tozer
    4. The Case for a Creator - Lee Strobel
    5. Timeline - Michael Crichton
     
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    On the afternoon of Thursday, October 26, 1775, His Royal Majesty George III, King of England, rode in royal spendor from St. James' Palace to the Palace of Westminster, there to address the opening of Parliament on the increasing distressing issue of war in America. It caught on, although the President could not pronounce Rehnquit's name and called him a "clown" because of his pink shirts and his sideburns. "I'm puzzled," I said to him. "You've told me that your wife's complaints were valid, that you never did anything for her, that you came home only when you pleased, that you weren't interested in her sexually or emotionally, that you wouldn't even talk to the children for months on end, that you never played with them or took them anywhere." What difference did it make? For in democracy, made genuine, he saw our "last, best hope" of frustrating any tryant who seeks to regiment or debase or mislead any people, anywhere, and of achieving peace on earth and good will among men through "the universal liberty of mankind."

    1. 1776 by David McCullough
    2. Blind Ambition by John Dean
    3. The Road Less Traveled by M. Scott Peck, M.D.
    4. Founding Mothers: The Women Who Raised Our Nation by Cokie Roberts
    5. Abraham Lincoln by Benjamin P. Thomas
     
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    Everything requires an explanation: Name, age, sexual persuasion, occupation, incarnation, marital status, addictions, past arrests (note convictions). Traffic jams and road conditions produce tensions in those who drive. He did quarrel w/ his father at first (foolishly it seemed to me) but they get along perfectly now. In contrast to the chromium-plated gloss of Dallas, Fort Worth has the faded silver-gray look of a weathered barn-undeniably picturesque and improbably appealing. Why, she wouldn't even harm a fly...

    1. Lithium For Medea by Kate Braverman
    2. Coping In The 80s by Joel Wells
    3. Farnham's Freedom by Robert A Heinlein
    4. The Super-Americans by John Bainbridge
    5. Psycho by Robert Bloch
     
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    The heroes of all Histories, Narratives, Adventures, Novels and Romances have, or are supposed to have, ancestors, or some root from which they sprang. The MLR, or main line of resistance, was opposite the dirt road to our front. But he forgot something. While we drank our beers, the bar girls would sit with us, sipping tea that was billed to us as whiskey, which was how we paid for their company. The next day was Saturday, the Fourth of July.

    Private Yankke Doodle, by J.P. Martin
    A Rumor of War, by Philip Caputo
    Blind Man's Bluff: The Untold Story of American Submarine Espionage by Sherry Sontag and Christopher Drew
    It Doesn't Take a Hero, by Norm Schwarzkopf
    The Killer Angels, by Michael Shaara
     

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