Monday, December 8, 2008


I have just been called upon (i.e., tagged) to

(RULE ONE) grab one of the books closest to me, go to page 56, type the fifth line and the next two to five lines that follow.

The book closest to me is Soul Made Flesh by Carl Zimmer. Page 56 has a picture on it. The next closest book is Moth Catcher by Michael M. Collins. Page 56:

"Sycamore, alder, and willow are also found in these palm canyons, displaced fifty or sixty miles from their nearest stands in the surrounding mountains. Madera Canyon in the Santa Rita Mountains of Arizona supports relict specimens of wild black cherry (Prunus serotina) hundreds of miles from the edge of the species' range in the central and eastern states. Stands of California black oak (Quercus kelloggii) grow in canyons above the town of Independence on the east slope of the Sierra Nevada, widely disjunct from the species' main distribution on the western slopes."

RULE TWO, I have to pick five people who love books. I'm going to modify this rule to include anyone reading this post who feels like playing. What lines are banging around on page 56 of the book next to you?

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