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Here's a fun idea (HT: David Aitken):

  1. Grab the nearest book.
  2. Open the book to page 123.
  3. Find the fifth sentence.
  4. Post the text of the sentence in your journal...along with these instructions.
  5. Don't search around and look for the "coolest" book you can find. Do what's actually next to you.

I'd prefer it to be "the last book you've read", but in this case they are one and the same because I've just finished re-reading (parts of) Albion's Seed by David Hackett Fischer. Page 123 is an illustration so I proceed to page 124, where the fifth sentence reads as follows:

Every part of the religious ritual of Congregational New England was thus centered on the word of God -- the design of the meetinghouse; the enforcement of Mosaic law; the structure of the sermon; the pattern of Puritan prayer; the form of psalmody.

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