Tagged: books

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small doses

Heading back from lunch in Gallery Place, I picked up the free mag Bit o’ Lit. It’s kinda cool, containing excerpts from books, also available on their site, with just enough to cause interest or confirm disinterest. It also contains...

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Hilariously derailed

I had something rattling around inside my head to write about over lunch, and then saw the above picture over on Tea & Cookies and completely lost my train of thought. She writes about the Big Book Sale in San...

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What tickles your fancy?

Take Notes. Is fainthearted one word or two? Student prose has wrecked her spelling. It’s one word. Two words–Faint Hearted–what would that be? The name of a drag queen. People Like That are the Only People Here, Lorrie Moore A...

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Dumbledore loves Grindelwald?!

Harry Potter author JK Rowling today revealed that Dumbledore, Headmaster of Hogwarts, is gay. The Edinburgh writer made the admission during a question and answer session with fans at New York’s Carnegie Hall. She was asked by one young fan...

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Overpacking is my gay-given right!

I finally pulled out the “big” suitcase and looked at it’s capacity versus what I thought I wanted to bring… I am so screwed. Just like for my week at the beach, I made a list. My problem is that...

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Cast the net too wide

I understand demographic marketing, but I got the following e-mail from amazon.com: Because you’re someone who has purchased books from Amazon.com, we wanted to remind you that “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows,” the most anticipated book of the year,...

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If he does it well, I want his number!

I have no idea why my head goes to these places. Last night I couldn’t get to sleep, the nap I’d had earlier combined with the inability to get the right combination of music, clothing, covers and air conditioning just...

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Why read when I can listen?

I forgot to mention this yesterday, but the abridged audio version of John Hodgman’s book, The Areas of My Expertise is available for free download at the iTunes store: In the great tradition of the American almanac, The Areas of...

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A Robert Hays, Pam Dawber vehicle…

Does anyone remember the movie version of this book from the 80s? For some reason, cheesy effects, plot and all, I loved it. I saw it so many times on cable by the time I was 15 I could recite...

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I don’t wanna grow up, I’m a PermaPuppy…

Michael Crichton’s got a new book out, NEXT and there’s a “viral” website out to go with it, NEXTgencode. Check out PermaPuppy under ads (or here). Most impressive is that the reference to his book is kinda buried under the...