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Day 669 October 31 2010

In 5th line on October 31, 2010 at 9:07 am

“Thus, anyone shopping without a shopping bag can only buy so much.”~~Why We Buy: The Science of Shopping by Paco Underhill

What drives us to make a purchase in a store? Great reading for seller and consumer.

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Day 668 October 30 2010

In 5th line on October 30, 2010 at 9:03 am

During college, I word at the Orange Julius in the mall for three weeks, and I could make a mean sherbet smoothie.”~~How To Be Lost by Amanda Eyre Ward

Caroline and Madeline Winters little sister, Ellie, disappeared 15 years ago, when they decided to run away from home. The family disintegrated, but now, Caroline sees a photo in a magazine and believes it’s Ellie. The search is on.

Day 667 October 29 2010

In 5th line on October 29, 2010 at 8:53 am

“As for their death, need I tell you about it?”~~Our Lady of the Flowers by Jean Genet

Welcome to a new moral order: chaos rules in this novel about a male prostitute named Divine.

Day 666 October 28 2010

In 5th line on October 28, 2010 at 9:43 am

“That, I suppose, should have been a great consolation; I felt more immediately the fact that I had been denied financial aid.”~~Mirror To America: The Autobiography of John Hope Franklin by John Hope Franklin

Franklin studied at Harvard, served on presidential committees and felt the sting of racism. A lot of observation and reflection.

Day 665 October 27 2010

In 5th line on October 27, 2010 at 9:35 am

“In Act II, where the disguises and play-acting advance quite significantly into the emotions of the four main characters, Mozart extends the joke even further.”~~On Late Style: Music and Literature Against the Grain by Edward Said

Said examines the late work of several composers.

Day 664 October 26 2010

In 5th line on October 26, 2010 at 9:42 am

“I really should not be in Montevideo so soon.”~~The City of Your Final Destination by Peter Cameron

After writing a little white lie on a grant application, grad student Omar Razaghi nabs the money to write a biography of an author. The author’s family politely declines the student’s request to write the book, but he travels to Uruguay to persuade them all that the book should be written.

Day 663 October 25 2010

In 5th line on October 25, 2010 at 9:17 am

“They paired off.”~~The Cold Six Thousand by James Ellroy

An all-encomposing look at the 1960s and everything involved in that era.

Day 662 October 24 2010

In 5th line on October 24, 2010 at 9:31 am

“He plans to ship the first 100 pages of his book to his agent soon.”~~Floating Off the Page: The Best Stories From The Wall Street Journal’s “Middle Column” edited by Ken Wells

67 examples of journalistic creativity from the Journal’s “middle column.”

Day 661 October 23 2010

In 5th line on October 23, 2010 at 9:26 am

” ‘That’s why he didn’t want us to know his ID,’ Harrison said.”~~Run the Risk by Scott Frost

Police lieutenant Alex Delillo must deal with a bombing that injures his partner and the fact that his daughter, Lacy, may be involved.

Day 660 October 22 2010

In 5th line on October 22, 2010 at 9:20 am

“But we were gradually emboldened by Meixner’s acquaintance with him, as well as our brand-new positions as managing editors of our own newspaper.”~~City Room by Arthur Gelb

Gelb, who started as a copyboy for The New York Times, became editor of the newspaper 45 years later. In this memoir, Gelb shares stories of celebrity, the newspaper, and the city in which it’s published.