What's in that book?

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    Pick up the book nearest to you, open it up somewhere near the middle and post the first full sentence on the page.

    "Moralist: I am not sure that I really understand your use the word humane, and above all, I am totally puzzled as to why you should regard it as antithetical to morality."
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    Is this for divination purposes? :lol:

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    I see words that are strung together in a way to mean something.
     
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    Just curious what other folks are reading.
     
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    Langdon resisted the urge to pull Folio 5 from his pocket and wave it in Olivetti's face.

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    opportunistic infection n. An infection by a mircoorganism that normally does not cause disease but becomes pathogenic when the body's immune system is impaired and unable to fight off infection, as in AIDS and certain other diseases. --The American Heritage Dictionary

    I'm at the computer doing some work, so not too many books here besides dictionary ;)
     
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    Gearing up for the September release of the new Langdon novel? I can't believe that bastard Brown has gone five years without publishing a book. That's a rare thing in the book business when most popular authors do one a year.

    (I only call Brown a "bastard" because I've been waiting for a follow up to The Da Vinci Code)
     
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    "It was a bright cold day in April, and the clocks were striking thirteen."

    Don't know why I have that one on my table. I haven't read it in quite a long time.
     
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