Computer-assisted bibliomancy

I just stumbled on a great way to procrastinate combat writer’s block and kick-start your brain.

Bibliomancy is my favorite form of divination. Think of a question. Close your eyes, open a book at random, put your finger somewhere on the page, and the sentence your finger hits is the answer. But in case you’re tired of lifting up those heavy books and flipping through the pages manually, bibliomancy.org lets you choose from one of several texts (and it looks like they’re planning to add more) and get a reading.

What are some of your favorite ways to unblock yourselves?

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  • Joanna
    October 26, 2007 at 8:42 am

    After answering a reference question a few months ago, a coworker and I became re-entranced with the magic that is the electronic OED and began using the “Lost for Words?” function to answer questions about the future. Really, who could know more than the OED? Though I was a little nervous when I asked a question about my love life and was presented with “sinister”…