Here’s the game: Grab the book nearest you right now. • Turn to page 56. • Find the fifth sentence. • Reblog with that sentence. • Don’t dig for your favorite book, the coolest, the most intellectual. Use the CLOSEST book. DO IT!!
“Also present was a nurse with the head of a great brown rat.”
-The Dark Tower, Stephen King.
“Another fact which strongly suggests that it was an artificial phallus is that the women did not become pregnant by the Devil except by special agreement.”
A Handbook on Witches, Gillian Tindall
“Body is essentially extended into space, non-thinking, and governed by the laws of motion.”
Descartes’ Mind-Body Problem, 30 Second Philosophies by Barry Loewer
“Now carefully turn the face inside out and scrape off the fatty tissue.”
- The Phantom Museum (and Henry Wellcome’s Collection of Medical Curiosities), ed. Hildi Hawkins and Danielle Olsen, Profile Books LTD in Association with The Wellcome Trust, London, 2003
the nearest books to me at this moment are three of my old moleskins, my notebook from my trip to mexico, and my address book… so the closest book not filled with my writing wins. and it is hardly as juicy as the wonderful aforementioned sentences.
“The smudges of our children’s peregrinations around their beds, looking for clearer, cooler needs in hospitable cracks, stay on the walls I painted the last time this house was empty.”
- Coke Machine Glow by Gordon Downie