Friday, June 15, 2007

Weird Friday thing

This is not a meme:

Grab the book that is closest to you.
Open it to page 161.
Find the fifth full sentence.
Post the text of the sentence.
Don't search around for the coolest or most impressive book you have: use the one that really is closest to you.

"Peasants, and those being transported at the start of the mass deportations from the Baltic States and eastern Poland, had a rougher time of it."

Gulag: A History, by Anne Applebaum. The bookshelf is right behind my desk; history shelf eye level while sitting.


  1. He has the courage not only to demand that all make confession but to do what used to be called "public culpa" - he confesses in the name of all; he himself goes ahead of the others with the example of the historical confession that he demands of his Alexander.
    ~Tragedy Under Grace

  2. Everything about her shimmered and glimmered softly, as if her dress had been woven out of candle-beams; and she carried her head high, like a pretty woman challenging a roomful of rivals.
    -Edith Wharton, The Age of Innocence