* Grab the nearest book.
* Open the book 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.
As luck would have it (mainly because I hadn't tidied it away yet :-)
it's a Terry Prachett book, Maskerade
"The stage was only a small part of the pace, a little rectangle of light in a huge, complicated darkness full of significant machinery..."