From Pages Turned:
1. Grab the nearest book.
2. Open the book to page 123.
3. Find the fifth sentence.
4. Post the text of the next 4 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.
He [John Adams] decried a system in which the untalented, but well connected, whom he satirically labeled "miniature infinitesimal Deities," were regarded as his superiors. He could not be a courtier. Such behavior was terribly demeaning. He refused to go through life servilely enduring the "passions and Prejudices, the Follies and Vices of Great Men in order to obtain their Smiles, esteem, and Patronage and consequently their favours and Preferments."