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That was beautiful. thanks.
Toggle Commented Apr 2, 2011 on If you sue me, I will win. at bookshelves of doom
"Book space is more important than living space." My FAVORITE!!! "Must know the location of his towel." That one made me smile. Oh my. It's just been too long. Why are there no cute nerds in MY age range?!! Sigh.
Toggle Commented Mar 29, 2011 on Nerdy Personal Ads. at bookshelves of doom
I wasn't particularly impressed with this book either. Seriously, it gives away in the first couple of chapters that SPOILER WARNING the baby wasn't dead. The whole thing was sort of Oliver Twist for girls but without the Artful Dodger. Nothing very original here.
Toggle Commented Mar 17, 2011 on Fallen Grace -- Mary Hooper at bookshelves of doom
Bwaa-haa-ha-ha! Oh my. That was good. *snicker*
Toggle Commented Mar 8, 2011 on Another mash-up I'd read. at bookshelves of doom
I'm too late to vote, but as a rather new addict to Holmes on the Range, I am merely thrilled to learn that MORE MORE MORE will be available to satisfy my cravings! :)
Toggle Commented Feb 21, 2011 on Poll Positions at Steve's Web Place
That is horrifying. I think her voice will now echo in my head for years...... and I've never even watched the show before. (shudder)
Toggle Commented Feb 2, 2011 on Hello, I'm Shelley Duvall. at bookshelves of doom
Oh sure. YOU get to think about a state dessert when out here in Utah, our stupid state senators are pushing through a bill so we can have a state gun. How fair is that?! Sugar or violence? Of course, you folks also have the lowest student to teacher average in the nation, while we've had the highest for decades. Clearly, you live in the more sane state.
Toggle Commented Feb 1, 2011 on Whoopie pies, hands down. at bookshelves of doom
Bowdlerized!! Funny. :)
Toggle Commented Jan 9, 2011 on More on Huck Finn. at bookshelves of doom
I refuse to read anything that has a faux-Twilight cover.
And I'd take vampires, werewolves, fairies, elves, dancing pigs, goblins, angels, and mermaids all in one book over yet another YA post-apocalyptic dystopia. Heck, I'd even take another emotionally abusive sparkly vampire over another dystopia.
Hey, thanks for this link. I will now waste even MORE time reading blogs when I should be grading essays! Yeehaw!
The Weasleys would be fun, but I've always wanted to go to 2 of the parties mentioned in A Christmas Carol: the party hosted by Fezziwig and the one hosted by Scrooge's nephew Fred. Such fun!
Oh, my. That's just painful. :) However, I do like it better than that whiney "Roxanne" chorus.
Toggle Commented Dec 9, 2010 on Rudolph/Police mashup: at bookshelves of doom
Well, okay. But it sounds an awful lot like "Groundhog Day" to me.
What?! You're NOT going to knit one of those blood-dripping scarves from the book for your husband to wear?!!
Toggle Commented Dec 4, 2010 on I need to get some yarn... at bookshelves of doom
Considering that Maze Runner is even more nauseatingly sexist than Twilight, she should have lots and lots of fun.
I read dozens of brand new YA books every year, but I'd never even heard of ONE of those on that list. And all the ones I thought were best this year were apparently overlooked. Hmmmm....
Toggle Commented Nov 24, 2010 on The year's best YA reads... at bookshelves of doom
I LOVE Tom Lehrer!! His "New Math" song is hysterical. Actually, everything he did was pretty dang funny. I've often played "The Elements" for my students, but I've never seen anyone else do the song besides Tom. This improves my opinion of Radcliffe. I've long thought he was just a spoiled brat trying to prove he was "mature" in totally the wrong ways, but now it seems like he actually HAS managed to mature a bit. (In other words, he seems here to have realized that being childlike and fun does not have to mean one is immature, but that being obsessed with "maturity" generally signifies that it's not yet been obtained by the obsessor.)
Toggle Commented Nov 13, 2010 on "Now, clap." at bookshelves of doom
One of my friends had "Growing Up Skipper" when I was 10. We were just at an age where we were getting our first bras, so we thought it was kind of cool. I didn't know a single parent who thought it was controversial, as the video suggests it was. All the moms just thought it was silly and laughed at it. In today's culture, however, I would imagine there'd be protests and boycotts over such a product.
Toggle Commented Sep 13, 2010 on Roundup of Weird Barbies... at bookshelves of doom
This is the freakin' funniest thing I've seen all day. Oh my heck! I am SO glad you posted this. Now, I don't usually like to promote my own blog on other people's blogs, but I did do a post a few months ago that makes a lovely companion piece to these -- uh -- "charming" little beachwear numbers. Here 'tis: http://apaperbackwriter.blogspot.com/2010/05/styles-that-mercifully-died.html My other thought is that I hope they paid these young men very well for this. And thank heaven it was in the days before their friends could post it all over facebook and make them wish they'd stuck with waiting tables instead of taking crappy knit-pattern modeling jobs.
Toggle Commented Sep 7, 2010 on I love donations. at bookshelves of doom
I am definitely going to use this in class!
Toggle Commented Sep 1, 2010 on The Apostrophe Song. at bookshelves of doom
Theo's a robot. he has no hormones. The thing that annoyed me the most was where, near the end, the "bad guy" working for the alleged murderer is shadowing Theo, wondering what he's doing..... and then nothing ever happens. Nothing. Here's the perfect build up for at least a chase scene. And it doesn't happen. The threatening tough guy just kind of goes away. Lame.
To each her own, Wendy, but I still think that a handsome young man like Matt -- and indeed, anybody else -- tends to look better in clothes that actually fit. (Now, a nice-looking chap in JUST the Union Jack boxers might be just fine. But not at an event with children.) ;)
I didn't think I'd like P&P&Z, but I loved it. Then I tried his Abraham Lincoln, Vampire Slayer (or is it "Hunter"?) and got really bored by about page 50. But, of course, this is a different guy. I'll have to give it a try.