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This was just posted by a friend on FB:-

It is International Book Week. Grab the closest book to you, turn to page 52, post the 5th sentence as your status. Don't mention the title. Copy the rules as part of your status.

Following the success of the Book Link thread I thought this might have some mileage in it. Only we post here intead of FB.

So here goes:-

"There is a critical gap between awareness of these tools and effective action in evaluating, selecting and implementing them."

Music is the only language in which you cannot say a mean or sarcastic thing. John Erskine

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Snowball in Hell
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"In the Yoga Sutra, Patanjali uses duhkham to encompass all the disturbances in our equilibrium, from feelings of disquiet or unhappiness to all-out heartbreak."

Evil Dragon Lady, Breaker of Men's Constitutions

"It's hard to be religious when certain people are never incinerated by bolts of lightning.” -Calvin

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Bad Example
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There isn't a fifth sentence on page 52 in my nearest book, so the 4th will have to do. This is going to look contrived, but I swear it isn't:

He nothing common did or mean
Upon that memorable scene,
But with his keener eye
The axe's edge did try,

Nor called the gods, with vulgar spite,
To vindicate his helpless right;
But bowed his comely head
Down, as upon a bed.

Tradition is the handing down of the flame, not the worship of the ashes Gustav Mahler.

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Welease Woderwick

Sister Incubus Nightmare
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[i]But I am led to the yard in front, where the men are dancing in a circle by the light of a bonfire.

I give thanks for unknown blessings already on their way.
Fancy a break in South India?
Accessible Homestay Guesthouse in Central Kerala, contact me for details

What part of Matt. 7:1 don't you understand?

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Schroedinger's cat

Ship's cool cat
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"They have more home life"

Music for your enjoyment
Lord may all my hard times be healing times
take out this broken heart and renew my mind.

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Insane Unicorn
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Prendieron unos ranchos trémulos en la costa, durmieron extrañados.

"On the coast they put up a few ramshackle huts and slept uneasily." (5th sentence of page 53)

“Therefore, let it be explained that nowhere are the proprieties quite so strictly enforced as in men’s colleges that invite young women guests, especially over-night visitors in the fraternity houses.” Emily Post, 1937.

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Lamb Chopped
Ship's kebab
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Ho oun ho theos sunezeuxen anthropos me chorizeto (from the Greek New Testament, N A 27th ed: "what therefore God has joined together, let man not put asunder.")

Er, this is what I've been up to (book).
Oh, that you would rend the heavens and come down!

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Ordinary decent pagan
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About the room, some amazing coffee-coloured pictures varnished an inch deep; dotted among the audience, in Sung and out of Snug, the 'Professionals', among them, the celebrated comic favourite Mr Banjo Bones, looking very hideous with his blackened face and limp sugar-loaf hat; beside him, sipping rum and water, Mrs Banjo Bones in her natural colours - a little heightened.

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What is also quite interesting is that also feel (6)completely indifferent to the individual who has thanked you, because no personal relationship has been established between you.

But God, holding a candle, looks for all who wander, all who search. - Shifra Alon
Beauty fades, dumb is forever-Judge Judy
The man who made time, made plenty.

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Insane Unicorn
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Posted by Graven Image elsewhere:
"No longer was Thomas's world that of his fellow Londoners, citizens, and merchants, but one of bishops, clergy and church courts."

“Therefore, let it be explained that nowhere are the proprieties quite so strictly enforced as in men’s colleges that invite young women guests, especially over-night visitors in the fraternity houses.” Emily Post, 1937.

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Curiosity killed ...

Ship's Mug
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And when, in the dreary autumn rain of the Low Countries, two young refugees from England fetched up on those low shores, in very low water it was the successful merchant from the Weald of Kent who gave them succour.

Mugs - Keep the Ship afloat

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Ship's Thieving Rodent
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If, however, you make any changes using features that are not compatible with the older version, the Excel Compatibility Checker intervenes when you save and displays a dialog box like the one in Figure 2-28.

This is the last sig I'll ever write for you...

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Famous Dutch pirate
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"Wij zullen ze nooit kunnen gebruiken zonder ons onbehaaglijk te voelen." (We'll never be able to use them without feeling uncomfortable.)

I know why God made the rhinoceros, it's because He couldn't see the rhinoceros, so He made the rhinoceros to be able to see it. (Clarice Lispector)

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In books like Daniel, the sea is where the monsters come from.

A not particularly-alt-worshippy, fairly mainstream, mildly evangelical, vaguely post-modern-ish Baptist

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The Rogue
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My closest book only goes up to page 44. And now I have taken it out my monitor is wonky.

If everyone starts thinking outside the box does outside the box come back inside?

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If your Macintosh has two internal drives, use the lower drive or the rightmost drive.

We are punished by our sins, not for them.
--Elbert Hubbard

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Then, says the Monkey-Doctor sitting at my Bedside, we must put Blisters of cantharides upon the Neck and Feet.

My Jewish-positive lectionary blog is at http://recognisingjewishrootsinthelectionary.wordpress.com/
My reviews at http://layreadersbookreviews.wordpress.com

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'Yakimov was to meet Hadjimoscos in the main room, where drinks were served while anyone remained to order them.'

Lives of the Saints: songs by The Unequal Struggle

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Ship's Irruption
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Metal shaded lights hung at intervals from the ceiling.

[Because page 52 of "Saturday" is blank]

In other words, just because I made it all up, doesn't mean it isn't true (Reginald Hill)

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But Moses said to God, 'If I come to the Israelites and say to them, "The God of your ancestors has sent me to you?", and they ask me, "What is his name?" what shall I say to them?'

(This is a sign that I spend too much time arguing on the Ship.)

we remain, thanks to original sin, much in love with talking about, rather than with, one another. Rowan Williams

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"In other words, man at his first creation was innocent and capable of developing spiritually (the "image"), but his development was not inevitable or automatic."

Surprised that the nearest book to me was a theological work? Me too!

"What is broken, repair with gold."

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Ship's Shortstop
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"He was an excellent defensive shortstop and a punchy hitter, and it landed him in the Hall of Fame."

"We must regain the conviction that we need one another, that we have a shared responsibility for others and the world, and that being good and decent are worth it."--Pope Francis, Laudato Si'

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Horseman Bree
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"When did we ever see You?"

It's Not That Simple

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Who could fail to realise what kind of spirits they are which could enjoy such obscenities?
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Bestow thy blessing on the harvest of the waters, that it may be abundant in its season, and on our sailors and fishermen, that they may be safe in every peril of the deep ...

I may not be on an island any more, but I'm still an islander.
alto n a soprano who can read music

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"A fair, delicate girl, in a pretty light dress, trifling with the leaves of a sketch-book, while she looks up from it with truthful, innocent blue eyes--that is all the drawing can say; all, perhaps, that even the deeper reach of thought and pen can say in their language, either."


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Lakefront liberal
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"They say she has all the gentlemen of the king's privy chamber, one after another."

Do not be daunted by the enormity of the world’s grief. Do justly, now. Love mercy, now. Walk humbly, now. You are not obligated to complete the work, but neither are you free to abandon it.

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Ship's Quack
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Because I was alone even the mundane seemed charged with meaning.

Was CJ; now Not

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Like as the
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The people who followed Jesus on this death march were probably a diverse group, from the curious to the committed.

Ave Crux, Spes Unica!
Preaching blog

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Ship's broken porthole
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She is accentuated by the multitude of blue angels surrounding the indefinable cloud where the mother and child are seated.

"Dear God, whose name I do not know - thank you for my life. I forgot how BIG... thank you. Thank you for my life." ~from Joe Vs the Volcano

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Insane Unicorn
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“Therefore, let it be explained that nowhere are the proprieties quite so strictly enforced as in men’s colleges that invite young women guests, especially over-night visitors in the fraternity houses.” Emily Post, 1937.

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