I read the following book meme over at Aimee's blog and thought I'd try it myself. My only problem was choosing one book. So I didn't. (I don't follow rules very well.)
If you're interested in doing it, consider yourself tagged.
1. Grab your 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. Tag 5 different people.
I just grabbed a handful of the ones closest to my bed...
On Writing: A Memoir of the Craft by Stephen King
There is no troublesome action to contend with; the subject just has to close its eyes and think of England, to paraphrase Queen Victoria. I think unsure writers also feel the passive voice somehow lends their work authority, perhaps even a quality of majesty. If you find instruction manuals and lawyers' torts majestic, I guess it does.
The Intellectual Devotional by David S. Kidder and Noah D. Oppenheim
Einstein's second paper provided some of the first empirical evidence for the existence of atoms. Before 1905, the idea of an atom as the smallest unit of matter was regarded as a useful theoretical concept. Einstein described the movement of particles suspended in liquid, called Brownian motion, and proved that matter must have an underlying structure.
Keep Chickens! By Barbara Kilarski
Breed: Leghorn, Feather Colors: White or dark red, Eggshell Color: White, Hen Body Weirght: 5 lb (2.3 kg), Comments: Great layer. Friendly disposition.
Four-Season Harvest by Eliot Coleman
Chemicals miss the elegance. They were conceived in an age of hubris by minds that ignored the marvelous balances of the natural system. They have persevered in an age of awareness through the aggressive marketing of large industrial concerns.
Pigs in Heaven by Barbara Kingsolver
"There's a hundred ways to love someone," her voice tells Cash. "All that matters is that you stay here in the same room." He wakes with his chest so full it might burst. He wonders whether he has had a heart attack, or is simply dying of loneliness.
Solar Water Heating by Bob Ramlow
When selecting your system I caution you to always plan for the worst case scenario. Situations have a way of constantly changing, and what might be OK now, may not be in a couple of years. Remember that a properly installed solar water heater usually lasts decades.
Cheesemaking Made Easy by Ricki Carroll & Robert Carroll
Lactose- The sugar naturally present in milk. Lactose can constitute up to 5 percent of the total weight of milk. Mesophilic Cheese Starter Culture- A blend of lactic acid-producing bacteria which is used to produce cheeses when the cooking temperature is 102 degrees F or lower.
The Organic Home Garden by Patrick Lima
Strong and peppery, with a mustardy bite, arugula has become an acquired taste for many. A recent cookbook suggests getting acquainted with it by tossing "a little to start with in your next salad." The next recipe, which I mean to try once I get past the salad stage, starts with "4 cups fresh arugula leaves" as a base for a pesto sauce.
Women's Bodies, Women's Wisdom by Christiane Northrup, M.D.
Therefore, a dietary approach that balances eicosanoids is the backbone for treatment of cramps and many other health problems. In order to steer the body away from excess production of prostaglandin F2 alpha (series 2 eicosanoids) and into the prostaglandin E series (series 1 eicosanoids, the ones that don't produce cramps), a woman must have enough of the right kinds of essential fatty acids.
As you can see, my reading list, like my blog, is all over the place.