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Egg on My Face

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Egg

I was reading the egg-cyclopedia for an un-egg-spected egg-sam when an egg-cellent and egg-stravagant thing happened.  An egg-splosion of egg-normous proportions occurred so I used it as an egg-scuse to egg-splore.  I was preparing for an egg-sotic eggs-hibition on the egg-loo while performing an egg-speriment on the egg-spansion of egg-sercise.  I wanted to egg-spand my egg-straordinary and egg-stensive egg-splanation when I thought of an egg-sample.  Nothing is too egg-streme of an egg-splanation.  Remember it’s important to egg-ercise your brain and go to egg-stensive lengths to egg-spress yourself in egg-stremely egg-citing ways.  Always be egg-sact and egg-spand on egg-samples so people get egg-cited about your topic.  That way they will be sad when you egg-sit and think you’re an egg-spert on everything.  Being egg-spressive with your egg-splanation is egg-istential to being an egg-sperienced person.  It’s egg-silarating.  There will be an egg-samination later so pay egg-stra attention.  If you egg-sist for an egg-ceptional eggs-change you will feel egg-uberant and will therefore egg-sist for a purpose.

Happy Easter!

It’s Not Dark!

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"Go to sleep already!"

“Go to sleep already!”

“Mommy It’s not dark yet.

Mommy I’m not tired.

I don’t need to sleep.

I promise you won’t hear a peep.”

I say, “Some children are in bed by eight.”

“No.  Mom.  I want to wait!

Too much is going on.”

She says as she gives a yawn.

“That wasn’t a yawn.

It was just opening my mouth.

In the South it is one hour earlier.

I could stay up even longer

there would probably be reasons

why I couldn’t stay up then

either.”

The baby girl finally relents

and turns out the flashlight

and says “I’ve dog-eared my page

and I’ll read more tomorrow.”

I know it won’t be tomorrow

as much as it will be “tomorrow

NIGHT when we’ll start this

all over again.  And so it

begins.

Book Bindings – the things that bind us to books

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Book Bindings – the things that bind us to books

If you love books like I do then the sites below will be gems for you to return to time after time.

What Should I Read Next – Enter a book you like and the site will analyze a huge database of real readers’ favorite books to provide book recommendations and suggestions for what to read next.  You can register for free on the results page and build your own favorites list.  Can even enter by ISBN.

Literature Map – This site is really cool.  You enter an author you like and you see all these author’s names swirl around, including your author.  The author names closest to the author you entered is an author who writes similar material.

Murder By the Book – I love this store.  It’s in Houston, TX and I’ve never actually been there, but really want to visit.  They seem to have the best book signings and the best customer service.  You can order signed books and even have them inscribed personally to you.  Almost like you were there.  It’s worth signing up for their email newsletter.

Book Igloo

Book Igloo

Chronicle Books – A great bookstore located in the Bay Area with a magnificent online presence.  They have everything cool and interesting.  Sign up to follow their blog, like them on Facebook, get on their newsletter list or view their 2012 catalog.  Very helpful and have so much to offer.

Allreaders – Thriller/Action precision search.  When they say precise, they mean precise, down to plot, subplot, etc.  Very cool if you have some time to play around with it.

Public Library phone booth

Public Library phone booth

New York Times Book Review – You can sign up to have the Sunday Book Review sent to your inbox or go directly to the site.  I like to see what new books make the list each week, go to my public library site and put them on hold so I can review them before buying.  I also go to Amazon to check out ratings on books I find on here and recommendations, prices.
Goodreads – You can sign up here and enter books you have read, communicate via Facebook with other friends and get recommendations from them on  what to read next.  You can also sign up for groups who are interested in the same genres and Goodreads updates your recommendations based on the books you’ve read and plan to read.  Very neat I think.
Let me know what you think of the links and if you have any others of interest.  Happy reading book worms!