You know, I don’t participate in enough memes. So, since Keith, Doug, and Matt all told me to:

  1. Grab the nearest book.
  2. Open the book to page 23.
  3. Find the fifth sentence.
  4. Post the text of the sentence in your journal along with these instructions.

From Neal Stephenson‘s Snow Crash:

Hiro’s father, who was stationed in Japan for many years, was obsessed with cameras.

It’s sitting on top of my stack of books to read—Along with Google Hacks, Eric Meyer on CSS, and Designing with Web Standards. I’ll never get around to reading any of them, but I keep thinking I will, and it’s the thought that counts.

By the way, I highly recommend following the trail backward on this one. A wide variety of answers, and an interesting beginning to it all.