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Kindle Commercial

I think that the Amazon Kindle commercial is fundamentally flawed. It’s too good. Too magical and fantastical. It captures the essence of why we read – to escape and experience and stretch our imaginations – too perfectly. It makes me want to read actual books, with pages and dust covers and bookmarks – not an electronic device that we have…

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Snatch This Book (pun intended)

Have you ever had the sudden urge to get out your Crayolas and color vaginas? Are you the next Georgia O’Keeffe? Are you just waiting to be liberated by coloring inside the lines of your own female genitalia? Well, you’re in luck, because there’s a cunt coloring book! 41 full-page line drawings of vulvas just waiting for a splash of…

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Party Girl

I don’t have very many friends and I take full responsibility for that. Friends require a lot of maintenance – drinks, shopping, phone conversations – and I’d rather lay in bed and read. I have a good time once I’m out (please see #elsalto), it just takes one hell of a pep-talk to get myself dressed and out the door.…

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Looks like a pump, feels like a sneaker!

I finished reading The Autobiography of a Fat Girl by Laurie Notaro and it was a truly awful book aside from one chapter that had me in tears laughing. Mike was asleep and I had to tell someone so I called my mom and it took me a good three minutes to explain that my hysterics didn’t mean someone died,…

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Don’t Call Them Ghosts

I’m reading Don’t Call Them Ghosts about a family that moves into an old home that is “haunted” by the spirits of three young children. I hesitate to call the home haunted because the family’s interactions with the spirits are actually quite endearing and the word haunted doesn’t conger up happy images. After reading about 100 pages the other night,…

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Save the Words

Every year, hundreds of words are dropped from the dictionary in order to make room for newer, trendier words. What happens to the words that don’t make the cut? They get adopted at www.savethewords.org! My word is starrify, a verb meaning to decorate with stars. A word that should have never been booted from the dictionary, in my opinion. But…

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Give me book recommendations!

I like to read. A lot. I read during my lunch every day at work and before bed every night. For a while, I was too busy to read, so I amassed a huge stack of books, but now I’m caught up and I have a road-trip from Chicago to New York City and back next week and nothing to…

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