Category Archives: Books

Artists Who Hate America

I love the internet. I just read the following comment: do the lirics to Springsteens song " born in the USA" bother anybody else besides me??? And I wanted to say: Yes! Thank you! I thought I was the only one! … Continue reading

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100 Greatest Novels

I grabbed this here list of the 100 greatest English-language novels since 1900 from the aptly named List of the Day. 1.     ULYSSES by James Joyce2.     THE GREAT GATSBY by F. Scott Fitzgerald3.     A PORTRAIT OF THE ARTIST AS A … Continue reading

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Out, damn Dore!

Well, this is interesting. J.K. Rowling has outed one of the main characters of her best-selling Harry Potter series, telling fans in New York that the wizard Albus Dumbledore, head of Hogwarts school, is gay. Speaking at Carnegie Hall on … Continue reading

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What Kind of Reader Are You?

But what if you’ve read every book in TWO of the catagories they gave you? What Kind of Reader Are You? Your Result: Dedicated Reader   You are always trying to find the time to get back to your book. … Continue reading

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Stranger in a Strange Land

Wow. This I did not expect. Reckon I’ll have to read something by him now, huh? [Like a knife to the heart of one loyal Left of the Dial reader was that admission.] Which Author’s Fiction are You? Robert Heinlein … Continue reading

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Fifth Sentence Meme

From the redoubtable KC at the wonderful Cabbage Patch comes the following meme: Grab the nearest book. 1. Open it to page 161. 2. Find the fifth full sentence. 3. Post the text of the sentence along with these instructions. … Continue reading

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It’s All About Meme

So. The redoubtable Top Management tagged me with this here meme a while back (as in, about eight damn months ago) and, in my oh speedy way, I finally responded. Aren’t you lucky? 1. One book that changed your life? … Continue reading

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