September 2008

Book 285: Golden Bats and Pink Pigeons

30 September, 2008 // 0 Comments

Every now and then, I am reading a book by an author who has passed away, and I think “man, this guy is dead. That’s really weird. He’s dead, yet he’s talking to me.” And then I get over it and keep reading. Does this ...

Something About Sarah

30 September, 2008 // 4 Comments

I’ve been thinking a lot about Sarah Palin lately, in that way that I read reports about her and cringe, thinking that she is actually being advanced as a serious candidate for the position of Vice President of the United States. I can’t ...

Book 284: Meet Me in the Parking Lot

29 September, 2008 // 0 Comments

This collection of short stories revolves around two themes: vehicles, and troubled people. Even though the themes are very much present in all of the stories, they are not obtrusive or obvious, and it might take a reader the whole book to catch on ...

Post No Bail

29 September, 2008 // 6 Comments

Look. I’m not even going to pretend that I understand the economic crisis, because I don’t. I’m pretty sure you need to be an economist to fully figure out what is going on, and when it comes to money, the only thing I am really ...

Book 283: Leg the Spread

28 September, 2008 // 0 Comments

Given the current trials and tribulations of the markets, I thought it might be nice to re-read Leg the Spread, a book about a woman who braved the Boys Club of the Chicago Mercantile Exchange. It’s a fascinating book not only because it ...

Book 282: Misconceptions

28 September, 2008 // 2 Comments

I picked this book up at the library because I am very intrigued by the nature of motherhood in the United States, and since all of my friends seem to be breeding these days, I thought it might have some insight which would be helpful. Obviously ...

Paying for College

28 September, 2008 // 2 Comments

A number of my mentees (some of whom are in the pages of this very blog!) are off to college, which is quite exciting. Go mentees! (Both returning college students and first-timers.) But college application time is gearing up yet again, and for some ...

Book 281: Matilda

28 September, 2008 // 0 Comments

I felt like reading a kid book last night, and no one stopped me. Matilda is actually not my favourite of Dahl’s children’s books. I mean I think it’s good, but I have never been as into it as I have been into books like Danny the ...

Book 280: Devil Bones

27 September, 2008 // 0 Comments

That’s right, cheesy mystery o’clock this afternoon. Well, actually, I think that the Temperance Brennan books are a cut above cheesy mystery, in that they are written by a real forensic anthropologist, and they often contain interesting ...

Book 279: Orange County

27 September, 2008 // 0 Comments

This book is by the author of “Ask a Mexican,” the long-running OC Weekly column which simultaneously horrifies and delights readers. I actually didn’t realize that when I grabbed this book at the library, but when I did, I figured ...
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