Thursday, November 27, 2008

Happy Thanksgiving

Thanks for good books, good friends, and good discussions! Hope you all had enough pumpkin pie with lots of whipped cream.

Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Jane Austen & Baseball

You have to sit through some other fun "tip of my hat/wag of my finger" items to get to Jane Austen's connection with baseball but it's worth the wait:


Thursday, November 13, 2008

Happy Birthday, Jen!

I hope you have wild and crazy plans ready for the weekend, or maybe just a wonderful stack of books and a never-ending pot of coffee!

Wednesday, November 12, 2008

The Most Dangerous Game

I just read The Hunger Games, in which the heroine is forced to participate in a fight-to-the-death competition. A group of 24 starts; only one can survive, and win. In that totalitarian world, all citizens are required to watch the entire broadcast, and rich patrons can donate gifts that can aid the contestants' survival.

On Monday I saw a review for a new reality TV series, Cha$e. 10 contestants must avoid a band of hunters for an hour, all the while getting updated by cellphone and perhaps receiving tools that can buy them some safety. Somewhat disturbing premise, right after reading the book, though at least viewing is optional for us.