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Book meme, lifted from twigling and blukat

1. Grab the nearest book.

2. Open the book to page 123.

3. Find the fifth sentence.

4. Post the text of the next five sentences on your LJ along with these instructions.

5. Don’t you dare dig for that "cool" or "intellectual" book! I know you were thinking about it! Just pick up whatever is closest.

"So the postmaster of the eastern Eden renamed his post office box after his daughter Inez, and the name stuck.

What is wonderful about this story is how it reveals what people once thought about the central Appalachian mountains. It wasn't a place of sheared-off mountaintops, dirty streams, and trash-lined roads; it was a landscape worthy of comparison to an earthly paradise. Today, as you drive into Inez, you see looming overhead the guard towers of a prison built on a former strip mine and steep, unreclaimed valley fills waiting to wash down across the highway. One family's home sits directly beneath a gray slope of rubble that rises a hundred feet behind it."

Actually, this was the second-closest book on the end of the couch here; the closest was A Book of Five Rings, but it only has 96 pages . . .
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