Tanya Dennis wrote about ‘book snippets’ on her blog so I decided to play along. It’s interesting, you
1. Pick up the nearest book (of at least 123 pages), or whatever book you are currently reading.
2. Open the book to page 123.
3. Find the fifth sentence.
4. Post the next three sentences.
5. Tag five people.
If you’re reading this, please, consider yourself tagged. One of my current books is Latitude & the Magnetic Earth by Stephen Pumfrey. It’s “The True Story of Queen Elizabeth’s Most Distinguished Man of Science” and, a trifle wieldy to plow through, ultimately it’s quite interesting.
Here are the three sentences:
“Gilbert did not actually think that two magnets made love, but he was convinced that their motions were governed by principles of mutual harmony.
Magnetism moved the whole Earth in harmony with its fellow planets and made sure that lodestones were in peaceful union with the Earth and with each other. Aquinas’ scholastic explanation of magnetic ‘attractio’ had a dominating agent seizing and altering a ‘patient’ magnet before dragging it away.”
Blessings ~ reading for enjoyment, these days, and not because it’s assigned ~ Lions Auction tomorrow ~ rain today ~ more fabric for quilting ~ the start and almost finish of a baby hat for a new member of the community ~ the enjoyment of going to bed…early! ~