Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Peggy's book meme

Thanks, Peggy. I needed something to blog about today.

Their succession is punctuated and made a rhythm of intakings and outgivings. — John Dewey, Art as Experience
This book came from the NOCCA library collection, copyright 1934, published 1958, donated by the Ida Kohlmeyer family in 1999. My friend Terry referred it to me after our discussion of "What is art?" (I need to read chapter three, for the record)

This book on my desk in the office has aged faded brown caramel pages; each turned page smells of age, must, and old paper.

The meme's rules are as follows:
  • Grab the book nearest you. Right now.
  • Turn to page 56. Find the fifth sentence.
  • Post that sentence along with these instructions.
  • Don't dig for your favorite book, the coolest, the most intellectual. Use the closest.


I owe a few of those on my blogroll a few of these.

4 comments:

Qilapid said...
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Qilapid said...

"There are those among you who have not forgotten the secrets of making food."

-John W. Campbell, "The Machine", The Best of Jown W. Campbell

Fun meme!

Alex

Marc Majcher said...

"Resonant themes can add great power to your work, but even if your game doesn't seem to have one, it will still be strengthened by a unifying theme to focus the experience.

Jackie said...

"De Jure Recognition. Lenin's death coincided closely in time with the general collapse of the resistance of the noncommunist world to full de jure recognition of the Soviet government."

- Soviet Foreign Policy, 1917-1941, George Kennan

A little dry, isn't it?