I just love this shit

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.

That would be the book that I’m reading: A Secret Atlas by Michael A. Stackpole (who lives in AZ and has a BA in History. How could I not love this guy?).

The fifth sentence doesn’t make much sense alone, so I’ve included the
sixth as well: “Purple lightning wreathed her limbs, shocking them
straight. Her head flew back, her dowager’s hump vanished as her spine

This is an account of a “magical” healing that one of the main characters witness, though
there is some question as to its legitimacy. Oh yeah, and small wonder
I’m reading fantasy. I seemed to read nothing but chronicles for two
plus years, I’ve got a whole lot of trash fiction to get caught up on!
Thanks for the little doo-hickey which provided me a short-lived distraction during my migraine-of-the-year.

Take care, everyone.


  1. ::grins:: A Secret Atlas is one of the books LJ-user albionschild wanted for Christmas, too. You two might find you’re kindred spirits– he’s getting his Ph.D. in the Classics.


  2. I shall never have anything in common with a dirty Classics student! 😉 Just kidding, of course. I just finished Atlas last night and really enjoyed it. Not as much as Once a Hero which was the first book I ever read by Stackpole, but it was good nonetheless. He better start kicking these things out quicker, though. Some of us have habits to feed here!


  3. Sure, you’re both literate guys (in the true Latin sense) who dwell in a shrinking venue of study that most Americans view through pathetic movies like Gladiator and Kingdom of Heaven— the only difference is that you probably considered the Middle Ages superior to the Roman Empire as a matter of course, and I had to convince Tim over a series of years.

    Definite understanding on the book/author habit– just how long did it take George RR Martin to get A Feast for Crows out? After promising every year that it was nearly done…


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