I know I did this a while ago, but it's fun, and we all have more than one book (i assume), so let's do it again.
1. Grab the nearest book.
2. Open the book to page 23.
3. Find the fifth sentence.
4. Post the text of the sentence as a comment on my blog.
5. Post the text of the sentence on your own blog, along with these instructions.
Likewise, his body bore a kind of history: the tatoo with my mother's name on it he'd had done as an eighteen-year-old marine during World War II, the perfectly trimmed mustache I used to watch him darken with my mother's mascara when he was younger than I am and I was younger than my children are.
- Thomas Lynch, The Undertaking