The book meme, because it beats studying.
“People.” – 5th full sentence, pg 56, The Elements of Style, Fourth Edition, Strunk & White.
Elements lives on my desk; has since junior high when my father bought me a copy. That copy went missing in a move years ago; the current one is a replacement I bought for myself in college. It’s one of four or five reference books that live next to my monitor and get consulted occasionally.
- Grab the nearest book.
- Open it to page 56.
- Find the fifth sentence.
- Post the text of the sentence in your journal along with these instructions.
- Don’t dig for your favorite book, the cool book, or the intellectual one: pick the CLOSEST.