(Okay, after the nod from the mods we’ll see how this goes. Maybe no ones interested and this will die quick.)
Here’s one of my favorites my 15 year-old niece showed me and confused the hell out of me. Works good if your at a library or Barnes and Noble.
While you sitting looking at a book or reading magazines tell your subject to go find a novel with a title that means something to them. When they bring it back have them set it down on the table or next to you but don’t touch it. This will be 'Book A". Now go tell them to find another novel with a title that also means something to them. Feign like you are still reading your magazine and are waiting till they get back to start the trick. Except, as soon as they disppear from sight, pick up ‘Book A’ and turn to a page in the middle of the book, and immediately memorize the page number and the first sentence on the top of that page. It may be something like pg. 211 “said she wouldn’t take the red dress from Mary for it…”.
Now put the book down and look at your magazine again so when your subject gets back it looks like the book was undisturbed. When they bring back “Book B” have them lay that one down next to “Book A”.
At this time close your magazine so it looks like you are ready to start the trick at this point even though you have already prepped for it.
Hold up the books with one in each hand. Tell your subject to point at the book that they relate to more. What your going to do is make sure they take “Book A” and you keep “Book B”. So if they point at “Book A” you can say ‘okay, this is your book’ and give it to them. If they point at “Book B” you can say ‘okay, I will keep this book’ and hand them “Book A”. Either way it appears that they got to “choose” the book.
Now, open your book (Book B) toward you, close your eyes, and start to flip through the pages. Tell your subject to tell you to “stop” when they feel the time is right. When they do open your eyes, look down, and say “okay, page 211”, and immediately close the book. Even though you may have been on page 333 still announce the page number from “Book A”.
Now, put you book down and tell them to open theirs to the “randomly chosen” page 211, read the first line to themselves, memorize it, and close the book.
Now, tell them to concentrate on the words and you will read their mind.
Close your eyes, frown, concentrate, and make like your getting the sentence in pieces. “I see a girl. Her name is Marg… no… Miss… no… Mary! And something red. Something soft. Clothing of some type. A dress!”