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Sun, May. 30th, 2004, 11:01 am
Here's a new book meme-thing for you

This is actually Milorad Pavić's idea:
“For some books I use a kind of divination before starting to read. It is a very old procedure well known in the fifteenth century and earlier. You open the book by putting your fingernail inside and count down the number of lines on the opened page equal to the day (date) of your birth. This is your own life line. Read it and it could have some specific meaning to you personally. Never repeat this ritual in the same book.”

Milorad Pavić

So, from the book I'm currently reading, Iron Council by China Miéville:
"Jacobs had told him, in Lichford, beneath signs to Crawfoot and"

Thu, May. 26th, 2005 06:18 pm (UTC)

From the omnibus "The Savage Tales of Solomon Kane":

"Kane with shaking fingers began to unbar the door."

Hmmm ... this could be interpreted all sorts of ways.

Oh ... and hello! I saw that you added me. I'm a big fan of Fantastic Metropolis, so imagine my surprise! Just curious how you found my little LJ (that I really need to write in more often).

Keep up the good work!

Mon, May. 30th, 2005 08:43 am (UTC)

Hello --- and thanks! I think I found you when I clicked one of the more obscure links in my interests list, liked *your* interests list and the content of your LJ, so I thought I'd add you.

Mon, May. 30th, 2005 08:45 am (UTC)

Forgive the sloppy grammar, I just woke up. :)