I posted this game about a year ago, and it was pretty fun. Since I’ve got a stack of library (i.e. non-medical books) in front of me, I thought I’d take another crack at it:

Book Game by Texas Biscuit. I have no idea who Texas Biscuit is, but that was the closest I could get to the source of this particular game. Link from Emergency Doc

Here are the rules:
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.

Here’s my entry. Leave yours in the comments, or on your own site:

“Nor does running exhaust the ways nature uses elasticity for something fancier than muscle antagonism. A few other examples will emphasize the diversity of her devices and I hope extend your appreciation of what elasticity can do. As an extreme performance insect flight has much to tell us about what muscle -powered systems can do, the reason, of course, for why it keeps appearing here.”

From “Prime Mover” by Steven Vogel