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From Mental Multivitamin

1. Grab the nearest book.
2. Open to page 123.
3. Find the fifth sentence.
4. Post the text of the next four sentences on your blog along with these instructions.
5. Don't you dare dig around for that "cool" or "intellectual" book on your shelves. (I know you were thinking about it.) Just pick up whatever is closest.

Here's what I found:

Mom shrugs her shoulders at Georgia, who says, "I think I brought her to the right place."

I walk Georgia to her car, where she turns and holds me by the shoulders. "Baby," she says, "it's a tall order for you to have this kid around; she adores you. I wouldn't do it, but she's fragile and you're the only other person to have made good contact with her besides me, though I think your dad may have made a big inroad just now."

From the young-adult novel Whale Talk, by Chris Crutcher.


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It increased my fury, as the beating of a drum stimulates the soldier into courage.
But even yet I refrained and kept still. I scarcely breathed. I held the lantern motionless. I tried how steadily I could maintain the ray upon the eye. Meantime the hellish tattoo of the heart increased.
- The Tell-Tale Heart, Edgar Allan Poe (from "Complete Stories and Poems of Edgar Allen Poe")
Yeah, I posted 6 sentences, but come on! I had to! Did you read that sixth sentence?? Awesome awesome awesome. Will post this on our blog someday soon.


This is the coolest thing ever. From Honestly Katie John:

She stopped her bike and stood looking at a small but especially beautiful maple tree that stood alone, taking in its flaming glory. Compelled, she dropped her bicycle at the roadside and climbed over the ditch to the maple. Scooping up some leaves from underneath it, she let them shower over her head and shoulders, holding some in her hands.

"Is this how it feels, tree?"

By the way, I posted about this. Thanks!

That Poe quote. Awesome.

NKii, isn't this fun? I'll go see what you posted.

I'll post mine after my Count Olaf election posters have had time to breathe on my site. I've got my book though, "The Idiot Girls' Action-Adventure Club."

I need to focus more on him. Feelings for him might emerge once I put Dex behinde me. I smile and say, "tracy Chapman. It's a good DC. Wanna listen?"

"something borrowed" by Emily Giffin. An adult romance novel.

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