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Day 789 February 28 2011

In 5th line on February 28, 2011 at 11:15 am

“It’s just the way I am.”~~Keeper by Mal Peet

A soccer story.

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Day 788 February 27 2011

In 5th line on February 27, 2011 at 11:05 am

“I want you to get off me, obviously.”~~Capitol Offense by William Bernhardt

Political conspiracy. Washington D.C. Thriller!

Day 787 February 26 2011

In 5th line on February 26, 2011 at 11:55 am

“On bare scraping feet Faustina nears the bed.”~~ from the poem “Faustina” or “Rock Roses” from the anthology Elizabeth Bishop: Poems, Prose and Letters by Elizabeth Bishop

A collection of Bishop’s work.

Day 786 February 25 2011

In 5th line on February 25, 2011 at 11:50 am

“The first was his own personal popularity, underlined by his overwhelming victory in the 1984 election.”~~The Rebellion of Ronald Reagan: A History of the End of the Cold War by James Maan

How Ronny defied foreign policy and dealt with Gorbachev.

Day 785 February 24 2011

In 5th line on February 24, 2011 at 11:37 am

“Now that’s a suicide, so much better than a cry for help.”~~The Gargoyle by Andrew Davidson

A seedy character swerves off the road and wakes up being seduced by a fellow patient.

Day 784 February 23 2011

In 5th line on February 23, 2011 at 11:09 am

“That’s where we are – Avenue Q and Coney Island.”~~Netherland by Joseph O’Neill

A mismatch of individuals struggle in post-9/11 New York.

Day 783 February 22 2011

In 5th line on February 22, 2011 at 11:01 am

“The lack of atmosphere at that altitude sucked him out of the plane, and he could no longer read the switches that would have destroyed his cameras and their associated propoganda value.”~~At the Abyss: An Insider’s History of the Cold War by Tom Reed

A look at the cold war by a former presidential adviser and nuclear weapons engineer.

Day 782 February 21 2011

In 5th line on February 21, 2011 at 11:54 am

“These were hard times, depressed times, though the house was big and long, in its long hedged lawn: flowering shrubs in front and on the sides, and a grass terrace behind, a lawn broken by cherry trees and an English-walnut tree, and then a vegetable garden, a pear tree, a burning barrel, and a chicken house.”~~My Father’s Tears and Other Stories by John Updike

Beautiful short stories by Updike.

Day 781 February 20 2011

In 5th line on February 20, 2011 at 11:51 am

“I can come by to see you either tonight or tomorrow,” she says.”~~Luminous Fish: Tales of Science and Love by Lynn Margulis

Lust , sex, ambition and science rolled into love stories.

Day 780 February 19 2011

In 5th line on February 19, 2011 at 11:45 am

“Eggs are a good source of protein and contain more than a dozen vitamins and minerals: the B vitamins, vitamin A, D, and E, folic acid, calcium, iron, zinc, iodine, phosphorous, selenium, choline, lutein, and tryptophan.”~~The Moosewood Restaurant Cooking for Health by the Moosewood Collective

More vegetarian recipes from the Moosewood Restaurant.