Date of publication: 2017-07-09 05:24
I 8767 m with Jana . in that I prefer truth to fiction. These days I mostly read memoirs (Augusten Burroughs 8767 latest is on my bedside table at the moment), essays/cultural criticism (especially the so-called 8775 New Atheists 8776 ), and my most guilty pleasure, true crime.
Science fiction and fantasy are always speculative. They are always positing that some aspect of objective reality were different. What if vampires were real? What if we could travel faster than light?
Okay, I 8767 ve regressed from rambling to ranting. I 8767 m going to go mix myself a NyQuil and Melatonin smoothie and see if I can induce somnia. Sorry for subjecting everyone to the preceding brain dump but not sorry enough not to post it 😛
Oh, and then there 8767 s the 8775 duty reads 8776 . A relative by marriage is the ghostwriter for the Jessica Fletcher 8775 Murder She Wrote 8776 books.(And ghost wrote that late sixties scurrilous classic 8775 Coffee, Tea or Me? 8776 .) So our family reads those out of loyalty. 🙂
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Has anyone else read 8775 The History of Love 8776 by Nicole Krauss (who lives in Park Slope)? I just loved it. Oh my, I can 8767 t wait to go back and read all these entries. How fun, reedy reedy people! (I mean, 8775 read, read, people! 8776 )
Completely off topic, but is Roz Chast 8767 s latest New Yorker cover an instant classic or what? Wasn 8767 t there some talk of Alison getting her stuff in the New Yorker at one point?
Dag, I thought I was the only one who read the 8775 Childhoods of Famous Americans 8776 series, and now I see that our number is legion. My mom thought the titles were hilarious: 8775 Mary Mapes Dodge, Jolly Girl 8776 and 8775 Lotta Crabtree, Girl of the Old West 8776 were her favorites. I recollect that Lotta was a dancehall performer of some disreputable type, but her life was bowdlerized in the kids 8767 bio.
I read promiscuously, hence I 8767 ve read a lot of 8775 trash. 8776 Some of it I enjoy (Jennifer Crusie, Anne McCaffrey), some I don 8767 t (Danielle Steele, Dan Brown, David Baldacci). I don 8767 t like Stephen King, not because I 8767 m 8775 supposed 8776 to, but because I don 8767 t like the way he writes or the stories he tells. Each to his or own, right?
I can remember To Kill A Mockingbird being handed out in english & being all *suave, nonchalant wave* 8766 Already got, read & loved it 8767 . The mockery about my book-junkie ways kept up til the 655 8767 s started rollin in. *shifty eyes* I also read the yearling about 6ce a month
Yeah, I thought it was fairly explicit that inktellectual was talking about per school days, and that the 8775 655s 8776 refer to perfect test scores, though I 8767 m not sure that reading itself will give you those. But it doesn 8767 t hoit.
Absolutely, the best panel of the whole thing is of you sitting in a chaise longue slowly burning like one of Ron Popeil 8767 s 8775 Set it and forget it! 8776 rotisserie chickens.