book meme

February 5, 2008 at 3:37 pm (Uncategorized)

As seen on Vampire Librarian:

Book Meme Rules:

1. Pick up the nearest book (of at least 123 pgs.)
2. Open the book to page 123
3. Find the fifth sentence
4. Post the next three sentences
5. Tag five people

There are still some Staff Picks back here for my display that’s on hold. The only one 123+ pages was “Stiff: The Curious Lives of Human Cadavers” by Mary Roach (2003).

Book Meme
Originally uploaded by webchicken

The researchers concluded that the planes had broken apart at altitude, spilling most of their human contents into the sea. To figure out exactly where the fuselage had broken apart, they looked at whether the passengers had been clothed or naked when pulled from the sea. Sir Harold’s theory was that hitting the sea from a height of several miles would knock one’s clothes off, but that hitting the sea inside the largely intact tail of the plane would not, and that they could therefore surmise the point of breakup as the dividing line between clothed and naked cadavers.

Woah. You learn something new every day!

I’m not going to tag anyone, but feel free to participate if you like and leave a comment!


  1. skagirlie said,

    i <3 that book

  2. Anonymous said,

    The Name of this Book is Secret by Pseudonymous Bosch

    If so, I’d like to point out that reading by flashlight under a blanket is always a good way to tackle the most difficult and dangerous parts of a book. I’d also suggest you have a snack handy. Or some gum to chew.

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