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Archives for October 2006

>Blow ’em all out

> If I look as if I’m going to collapse right into that birthday cake, write it off to the exertions of turning thirty. The hardest thing about being the guest of honor at a surprise birthday party is convincing people you actually were surprised, which I certainly was. The party, adeptly organized by Richard, […]

>Home alone on a Friday night?

>Cook up some popcorn, break out the bourbon, and listen to the 2006 Boston Globe-Horn Book Awards. But since I’ve heard it all before, I’ll be at the movies, Marie Antoinette if we can get tickets. Back to Versailles!

>From your friendly paparazzo . . .

>The Newbery Committee spotted in secret meeting in San Diego Harbor!

>The Fatal Detour

>While we never did make it to Disneyland, we did not go hungry.

>And yes, I want fries with that.

>With Miss Pod singing songs from my halcyon California college days–Donna Summer, Cris Williamson, the Captain and Tennille–I’ll be wending my way to Disneyland tomorrow and won’t be posting again until next week. I’m tempted to dress up as Frances Clarke Sayers, scolding Ariel, bullying Belle, replacing Peter Pan and Pooh with authorized editions . […]

>Baby’s Got Back

>”His dark blue eyes met Jenny’s, and chills ran down her spine all the way to the toes of her perky rubber boots.” –from Reckless, by Cecily Von Ziegsar

>We take requests: here’s Taylor Morrison!


>Okay, how many?

>I found on Bookslut this morning a link to a list of 1001 books you must read before you die. While I think these things are as specious as all get out, I had to, just had to, count. 131. More than Bookslut herself, true, but I am older and should be further along, especially […]

>Me at the Feet of a Master


>and Kate