The meme: (With thanks to Elise )
1. grab the nearest book.
2. open the book to page 23.
3. find the fifth sentence.
4. post the text of the next three 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.
"At the intermediate level of homebrewing, there are a lot of different procedures for the progressing homebrewer to try, each with its own degree of difficulty."
from Homebrewing for Dummies. It's actually my husband's book, but the meme was very specific that I grab the closest book.
The next closest one is Better Homes and Gardens Stitchery and Crafts, from 1970, In which page 23 is about crocheting embellishments onto a pillow. Oh, how I do love avocado green and orange together...