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Day 638 September 30 2010

In 5th line on September 30, 2010 at 8:28 am

“Since the Bible is 100% the true Word of God, and the Jews believe in the Old Testament, that means Judaism is 50% right.”~~I Am America (And So Can You!) by Stephen Colbert

More insight into Colbert’s point of view on topics that are “destroying” America. You can’t fix the problem in only a 30-minute a night TV show, so here’s more to prove his point. Hilarious.

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Day 637 September 29 2010

In 5th line on September 29, 2010 at 8:20 pm

“Within twenty years, you will see engraved on the front of the book of laws which will govern French society: Absolute Equality of Men and Women.”~~from “The Emancipation of Working Class Women” by Flora Tristan in The Essential Feminist Reader, edited by Estelle Freedman

Covering the full spectrum of the feminist movement.

Day 636 September 28 2010

In 5th line on September 29, 2010 at 8:14 pm

“There were those who argued pessimistically that the Indians were so far behind in the race that they would never catch up, but in general the British in India held that the great work of civilizing them could be done – with immeasurable time and effort.”~~Women of the Raj: The Mothers, Wives and Daughters of the British Empire in India by Margaret MacMillan

MacMillan is the granddaughter of one of the British women of the Raj, who attempted to replicate Brit society in India. A solid but fun read!

Day 635 September 27 2010

In 5th line on September 27, 2010 at 8:10 am

“Kolbert replied, in so many words, no.”~~The Nine: Inside the Secret World of the Supreme Court by Jeffrey Roobin

A great look at the inner and outer workings of America’s Supreme Court.

Day 634 September 26 2010

In 5th line on September 26, 2010 at 2:01 pm

“Miles appears to have been absent that night, and so the lineup was Coltrane with Wynton Kelly, Paul Chambers, and Jimmy Cobb.”~~Coltrane: The Story of a Sound by Ben Ratliff

NYT music critic Ben Ratliff discusses Coltrane as man and musician.

Day 633 September 25 2010

In 5th line on September 26, 2010 at 1:52 pm

“People are great about sharing and critiquing.”~~The Essential Guide to getting Your Book Published by Arielle Eckstut and David Henry Sterry

Writing advice for anyone interested in publishing.

Day 632 September 24 2010

In 5th line on September 26, 2010 at 1:49 pm

“She begged him to let her go, but he wouldn’t.”~~from “Rain” by Kweli Walker, published in the anthology Making the Hook-Up: Edgy Sex with Soul edited by Cole Riley

Passionate anthology of Black erotica.

Day 631 September 23 2010

In 5th line on September 26, 2010 at 1:45 pm

“My friends would invite me to go out to dinner or do other things and I would have to decline because I was always out of town.”~~Changing Shoes: Getting Older – NOT OLD – with Style, Humor, and Grace by Tina Sloan

Guiding Light star Tina Sloan shares her thoughts about aging.

Day 630 September 22 2010

In 5th line on September 22, 2010 at 7:24 am

” ‘New to you,’ she’d say. “~~Naked by David Sedaris

Sedaris introduces his dysfunctional family in this memoir.

Day 629 September 21 2010

In 5th line on September 21, 2010 at 7:32 am

“This put up considerable resistance, even launching a counterattack against the leading French formations before withdrawing to positions to the west of the Ourcq River.~~World War I by HP Willmott

A fairly comprehensive look at World War I.