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Saturday, June 11, 2011

Department of Book Reports: There's this, and then there's that.

from here.
It's been a wild week here in our small town, what with the assault while carrying a dead weasel/marten incident going viral. The mayor was not amused, but did mention the bookstore in this interview.
HOQUIAM, Wash. (AP) - Police say a man was carrying a dead weasel when he burst into an apartment and assaulted a man in Washington state.

The victim asked, "Why are you carrying a weasel?" Police said the attacker answered, "It's not a weasel, it's a marten," then punched him in the nose and fled.

The Dave Barry rule applies here: You just can't make this stuff up. Hoquiam Police Chief Jeff Myers was contacted by the Game Department, as martens hadn't been seen on the Harbor for 50 years. After seeing a photo, they replied "Never mind, it's a mink."

Both Seattle Dan & I find ourselves between books to report on this week. We received a call asking if we could take a bunch of books, to help the family clean out grandma's house. They estimated there were a couple hundred books and they needed us to take everything. Well, 42 cartons of books later... the living room floor is bare. We'll be cataloging and listing this truly wonderful cache of titles. Watch for our cookbook list to expand a great deal. I saw many Japanese and Chinese cookery and early teevee chef books from the 60s & 70s. There are also a great many volumes of classic authors, both fiction & nonfiction.

I'll leave you with this video, Carolyn Parkhurst has totally convinced me to read her new book The Nobodies Album and buy lots of swag from her


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