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Six words

There’s an interesting book where famous and not-so-famous writers sum up their lives in just six words.

A few examples:

“Well, generic viagra stuff I thought it was funny.” Stephen Colbert

Revenge is living well without you.” Joyce Carol Oates

“Born bald. Grew hair. Bald again.” A.J. Jacobs

My six words?

“I thought it would be different.”

7 comments February 22nd, 2008

Can you tell when a woman wrote a book?

I can and I’m not sure why.

Is it the choice of topics?



Focus on characters?

I’m not sure, best viagra health but when it comes to a piece of fiction I can usually identify the sex of the author after reading the first page.

One of the places this does not hold true is J.K. Rowling. Again. I’m not sure why.

So, can anyone else do this? And is even talking about it sexist?

8 comments February 20th, 2008

As if we didn’t already know George Orwell was a genius

From the unpublished preface of George Orwell’s Animal Farm:

If liberty means anything at all it means the right to tell people what they do not want to hear.

3 comments December 31st, 2007

If you were wondering where my previous post about Liberals and the U.S.A. came from

I’m reading Blood and Thunder.

It’s historical non-fiction about Kit Carson and the “winning” of the American West.

It’s an excellent read and reminds you that even today’s toughest kids in America’s worse ghettos are like little kittens compared to all the folks who were routinely butchering and enslaving each other in the 1800s.

3 comments October 11th, 2007

I love Oprah’s Book Club

It makes it easier for me to know which books not to buy.

3 comments October 7th, 2007

Harry Potter spoilers here

Still wondering what Harry would do for a living? J.K. Rowling reveals some details missing from the last book in an interview on MSNBC.

Also, cialis generic physician the character she was planning on killing but didn’t was Mr. Weasley. ;)

Add comment July 26th, 2007

You know what I love most about the people who want to ban books from libraries?

They often have really good taste.

Below, viagra generic cialis I’ve highlighted the books that I actually own from the American Library Associations’ list of 100 Most Frequently Challenged Books of 1990-2000:

  1. Scary Stories (Series) by Alvin Schwartz
  2. Daddy’s Roommate by Michael Willhoite
  3. I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings by Maya Angelou
  4. The Chocolate War by Robert Cormier
  5. The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain
  6. Of Mice and Men by John Steinbeck
  7. Harry Potter (Series) by J.K. Rowling
  8. Forever by Judy Blume
  9. Bridge to Terabithia by Katherine Paterson
  10. Alice (Series) by Phyllis Reynolds Naylor
  11. Heather Has Two Mommies by Leslea Newman
  12. My Brother Sam is Dead by James Lincoln Collier and Christopher Collier
  13. The Catcher in the Rye by J.D. Salinger
  14. The Giver by Lois Lowry
  15. It’s Perfectly Normal by Robie Harris
  16. Goosebumps (Series) by R.L. Stine
  17. A Day No Pigs Would Die by Robert Newton Peck
  18. The Color Purple by Alice Walker
  19. Sex by Madonna
  20. Earth’s Children (Series) by Jean M. Auel
  21. The Great Gilly Hopkins by Katherine Paterson
  22. A Wrinkle in Time by Madeleine L’Engle
  23. Go Ask Alice by Anonymous
  24. Fallen Angels by Walter Dean Myers
  25. In the Night Kitchen by Maurice Sendak
  26. The Stupids (Series) by Harry Allard
  27. The Witches by Roald Dahl
  28. The New Joy of Gay Sex by Charles Silverstein
  29. Anastasia Krupnik (Series) by Lois Lowry
  30. The Goats by Brock Cole
  31. Kaffir Boy by Mark Mathabane
  32. Blubber by Judy Blume
  33. Killing Mr. Griffin by Lois Duncan
  34. Halloween ABC by Eve Merriam
  35. We All Fall Down by Robert Cormier
  36. Final Exit by Derek Humphry
  37. The Handmaid’s Tale by Margaret Atwood
  38. Julie of the Wolves by Jean Craighead George
  39. The Bluest Eye by Toni Morrison
  40. What’s Happening to my Body? Book for Girls: A Growing-Up Guide for Parents & Daughters by Lynda Madaras
  41. To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee
  42. Beloved by Toni Morrison
  43. The Outsiders by S.E. Hinton
  44. The Pigman by Paul Zindel
  45. Bumps in the Night by Harry Allard
  46. Deenie by Judy Blume
  47. Flowers for Algernon by Daniel Keyes
  48. Annie on my Mind by Nancy Garden
  49. The Boy Who Lost His Face by Louis Sachar
  50. Cross Your Fingers, viagra usa site Spit in Your Hat by Alvin Schwartz
  51. A Light in the Attic by Shel Silverstein
  52. Brave New World by Aldous Huxley
  53. Sleeping Beauty Trilogy by A.N. Roquelaure (Anne Rice)
  54. Asking About Sex and Growing Up by Joanna Cole
  55. Cujo by Stephen King
  56. James and the Giant Peach by Roald Dahl
  57. The Anarchist Cookbook by William Powell
  58. Boys and Sex by Wardell Pomeroy
  59. Ordinary People by Judith Guest
  60. American Psycho by Bret Easton Ellis
  61. What’s Happening to my Body? Book for Boys: A Growing-Up Guide for Parents & Sons by Lynda Madaras
  62. Are You There, online God? It’s Me, Margaret by Judy Blume
  63. Crazy Lady by Jane Conly
  64. Athletic Shorts by Chris Crutcher
  65. Fade by Robert Cormier
  66. Guess What? by Mem Fox
  67. The House of Spirits by Isabel Allende
  68. The Face on the Milk Carton by Caroline Cooney
  69. Slaughterhouse-Five by Kurt Vonnegut
  70. Lord of the Flies by William Golding
  71. Native Son by Richard Wright
  72. Women on Top: How Real Life Has Changed Women’s Fantasies by Nancy Friday
  73. Curses, Hexes and Spells by Daniel Cohen
  74. Jack by A.M. Homes
  75. Bless Me, Ultima by Rudolfo A. Anaya
  76. Where Did I Come From? by Peter Mayle
  77. Carrie by Stephen King
  78. Tiger Eyes by Judy Blume
  79. On My Honor by Marion Dane Bauer
  80. Arizona Kid by Ron Koertge
  81. Family Secrets by Norma Klein
  82. Mommy Laid An Egg by Babette Cole
  83. The Dead Zone by Stephen King
  84. The Adventures of Tom Sawyer by Mark Twain
  85. Song of Solomon by Toni Morrison
  86. Always Running by Luis Rodriguez
  87. Private Parts by Howard Stern
  88. Where’s Waldo? by Martin Hanford
  89. Summer of My German Soldier by Bette Greene
  90. Little Black Sambo by Helen Bannerman
  91. Pillars of the Earth by Ken Follett
  92. Running Loose by Chris Crutcher
  93. Sex Education by Jenny Davis
  94. The Drowning of Stephen Jones by Bette Greene
  95. Girls and Sex by Wardell Pomeroy
  96. How to Eat Fried Worms by Thomas Rockwell
  97. View from the Cherry Tree by Willo Davis Roberts
  98. The Headless Cupid by Zilpha Keatley Snyder
  99. The Terrorist by Caroline Cooney
  100. Jump Ship to Freedom by James Lincoln Collier and Christopher Collier

Which of these books, if any, do you own?

4 comments July 25th, 2007


I finished the last Harry Potter book and now I can return to the Internet without constant fear of running across a spoiler. Good book, viagra canada ed by the way. Slow in parts, like the last one, but when you’re the most successful novelist on the planet you tend to ignore editors.

4 comments July 22nd, 2007

I don’t find this encouraging:

Harry Potter Author Says She Wept While Finishing Final Book.

Ms. Rowling, generic cialis and please, please don’t kill The Boy Who Lived.

3 comments July 6th, 2007


Underrated: Scott Turow

Overrated: John Grisham

Add comment June 10th, 2007

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