Friday is International Literacy Day a day developed by the UN back in the 60s to raise consiousness about illiteracy around the world.
Rather than tackle all of the issues surrounding world wide illiteracy...here is a fun exercise for anyone stumbling onto my blog.
1. Pick up the nearest book. (Don't go looking for a pseudo-intellectual one!)
2. Turn to page 123.
3. Find the 5th sentence.
4. Post the next 3 sentences.
5. Call on others (or tag specific bloggers) to do the same.
So here goes:
"Thank you," she said to her...her what? Her steed? Her cycle? Both ideas were absurdly wrong for the bright-eyed amiability that stood beside her. She settled for--friend.
--From, The Amber Spyglass (book 3 in the Dark Materials trilogy) by Philip Pullman