1. Grab the nearest book.
2. Open the book to page 123.
3. Find the fifth sentence.
4. Post the text of the next 4 sentences on your blog along with these instructions.
5. Don’t you dare dig for that “cool” or “intellectual” book in your closet! I know you were thinking about it! Just pick up whatever is closest.
“There were multifamily houses that resembled hotels. And a small hotel was much like a single-family house. These buildings and many others that are under the deep basalt were preserved by these sketches, made in 1973, for the most part from memory, by Gudjon Olafsson, an office manager in one of the fish factories. In the early seventeenth century, a pastor named Jon Thorsteinsson lived for fiteen years at Kirkjubaer, and after he died a stone monument was erected there in his memory; he was killed by pirates from Morocco who terrorized the island in 1627 and have come down in local history as ‘the Turks.'”
— John McPhee, The Control Of Nature, FSG, 1989.
(HT, the GB)