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Thursday, March 03, 2005

The Book Meme (Blogger’s Redux)

From a post at Misplaced Keys, via News From the Great Beyond, comes a blogger’s version of the book meme:


1. Grab the nearest book.

2. Open the book to page 123.

3. Find the fifth sentence.

4. Post the text of the next 3 sentences on your blog along with these instructions.

5. Don’t you dare dig for that “cool” or “intellectual” book in your closet! I know you were thinking about it! Just pick up whatever is closest.

“The editor, by selecting and arranging the contributions included in the work, adds another layer of authorship. As author of the collective work, the book as a whole, he or she should sign an agreement similar to the standard author agreement described above. In dealing with the chapter contributors, a publisher may in some circumstances use an agreement of the same type, especially if the contributors are to recieve royalty shares.”

- From The Chicago Manual of Style, 15th Edition

Give me a break, I’m at work. Feel free to do your own "book meme" entry in the comments.