1) Pick up a book closest to you.
2) Turn to page 56.
3) Copy the 5th sentence into the Facebook message thread.
4) Include the author and title of the book.
The story reads in the order that people respond.
Without question Temujin now ranked the best military leader on the steppe, and Ong Khan knew that he could not risk coming against Temujin in battle. Sorrell moved off into a burst of laughter, a cloud of lovely tobacco. Brought to the surface through indirection, by a fit of inexplicable rage or sorrow, or by a particularly vivid recollection, forgotten or repressed memories are enlivened in us, without our knowing about them, except through our feelings and what they make us do. His first move was to distance himself from the grotesque gestures of Dadaism. But for him, they could not be answered simply by pointing out (again) a xenophobia that attacks the black artist or his work from the outside. This is the grandeur. The number of times that there are avalanches and fires are relatively few, so people build upon the crystalline state, oblivious to the infrequent challenges of earthquakes, hurricanes, floods, avalanches, and so forth. In the charter given for this fair, it was specified that during the continuance of the fair and for eighteen consecutive days before and after it, merchants would be exempt from imperial taxation, from arrest, from debts or civil processes of any sort, except such as might arise from the transactions of the market itself. He lay ill; i thought looking at him, if he were to get well, if he were to get up again, what then? The unknown was my compass, the unknown was my encyclopedia, the unnamed was my science and progress.
Jack Weatherford, Genghis Khan and the Making of the Modern World
Susan Spencer Crowe
Michael Shaara, The Killer Angels
Matthew von Unwerth, Freud’s Requiem: Mourning, Memory, and the Invisible History of a Summer Walk
Gregor Wedekind, Comic Grotesque: Wit and Mockery in German Art
Darby English, Glenn Ligon: Committed to Difficulty, Glenn Ligon–Some Changes, exhibition catalogue from the Power Plant
Ian McEwan, Saturday
Buckminster Fuller, Ideas and Integrities
Edith Diehl, Bookbinding: Its Background and Technique, Vol. 1
Fyodor Dostoevsky, The Brothers Karamazov
Anais Nin, The Diary of…Vol. 4