Though I hate chain mails and this thing happens to be a slight variation of the same, I'll do it anyway.
The job is to:
1. Grab the nearest book
2. Open the book to page 23
3. Find the fifth sentence
4. Post the text of the sentence in your journal along with these instructions
and what I found nearest to me was "Interpreter of Maladies" by Jhumpa Lahiri and the sentence 5 on page 23 says:
"In March, Dacca had been invaded,torched and shelled by the Pakistani army."
Not very interesting, is it? What a pity that such a boring sentence would come up from such a lovely book but such is life :)