1. Grab the nearest book.
2. Open the book to page 123.
3. Find the fifth sentence.
4. Post the text of the next 3 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.
6. Tag three people.
From Fantasy and Science Fiction, February 2006 issue (hooray for free stuff at Confluence, and the knitting teddy bears book only had like 90 pages):
[the whole page is just one huge run-on piece, so here are three lines]
except I'm always listening after, never during, never before, it's like
lightning, you only know you've been struck by it when you pick yourself
up off the ground afterward, like Jerry and his redhead, and I figure that
I tag Zan, Em, and Rose (I'm sure you all have interesting books at hand)