Fomenting A Rebellion

“If particular care and attention is not paid to the ladies, we are determined to foment a rebellion, and will not hold ourselves bound by any laws in which we have no voice or representation.” ::Abigail Adams

One Book … August 24, 2006

Filed under: Uncategorized — ldgafford @ 6:08 pm

That changed your life: “The Working Poor: Invisible in America” by David K. Shipler … It opened my eyes to the widespread poverty probem in the U.S. and in the world. It’s heartbreaking.

That you’ve read more than once: “A Wrinkle in Time” by Madeleine L’Engle … I’ll never get tired of that book.

That you’d want on a desert island: Any Norton Anthology … Plenty of variety and plenty of pages to use for toilet paper.

That made you laugh: “The Brothers K” by David James Duncan … Man, I love that book. It’s so rad.

That made you cry: None that I can remember … maybe I’m heartless.

That you wish had been written: “Why I Suck Hardcore” by Jerry Falwell and Paige Patterson

That you wish was never written: “The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn” by Mark Twain … I know it’s sacreligious for an ex-English major to say this, but I hate that book. Ugh.

That you are currently reading: “Middlesex” by Jeffrey Eugenides … Who doesn’t love reading about Greek hermaphrodites?

That you want to read: “The Brothers Karamazov” by Fyodor Dostoevsky … It’s a classic, and I hear it’s pretty amazing.

I hereby tag (you can thank Jeff Myers for this):
Candace S.
Myles W.
Meg R.
Amy B.
Chris E.

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Raindrops On Roses August 5, 2006

Filed under: Uncategorized — ldgafford @ 9:52 pm

I find lately that I’m loving the sunshine … however, I could use a day of rain.

I’m sure you all know what I mean. Laying aside escaping the excessive heat and drought, sometimes it’s nice just to have a grey, rainy day to curl up on the couch with some tea and read a good book. And then take a nap. Because that’s a rainy day requirement, no matter the season.

So I hereby throw this request out into the universe – a day of rain, please! And make it fast.