Tagged: books

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All Hallow’s Blues

Happy Halloween everyone. I thought I’d gotten to the point where this was just another day, socially speaking. Religiously is another matter. But I find myself a little down for some reason. I guess in the past, Halloween and the...

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My dear friends…

Please do not let me ever again go to a bar on a night when “shirtless men drink free”… Admittedly, I had a lot of fun and a lot of laughs, but to paraphrase the song, Waking Up is Hard...

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An endorsement

If you are not aware of William Mize, check out his site. Now. If you like mystery with… a little bit of a twist, you’ll like the Denton Ward and Monty Crocetti mystery series. I devoured his first book, Resurrection...

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I’m a cherry-picker and proud of it!

Sale Shoppers Annoy Grocers as They Save | NYT Grocers loathe the shoppers known as “cherry-pickers” — people who visit several stores on a single grocery run, choosing only the sale items in each. “I remember working with a grocery...

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Meow, pussycat…

Jay Pinkerton’s commentary on Narnia: Lion/Witch/Wardrobe So: our child heroes defeat the evil army (though what they specifically do, what with the animals providing most of the strategy and hard work, is left ambiguous). After this, everyone rejoices and the...

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What’s Your Food Sign?

Swiping an excerpt from Alan Hirch’s book, What’s Your Food Sign? How To Use Food Clues To Find Lasting Love: Imagine that you and your date are at the ice-cream parlor. Which of these flavors would you pick? Vanilla Double...

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You have got to be freakin’ kidding me.

“Thirty years ago, a recipe would say, ‘Add two eggs,’” said Bonnie Slotnick, a longtime cookbook editor and owner of a rare-cookbook shop in New York’s Greenwich Village. “In the ’80s, that was changed to ‘beat two eggs until lightly...

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frustrated observations

I’m in charge this week, which usually means I can’t do any actual work because I’m assigning and reporting and collecting data, etc. So I took a quick moment to look for a book to use the remains of a...

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paint it gold

I was in Barnes and Noble last night and saw this book on the seasonal cheap reads table, The Official Guide to Christmas in the South: Or, If You Can’t Fry It, Spraypaint It Gold. For a moment I was...

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Spotted!

, there’s your book! Spotted in the Philly train station while waiting to head home.