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Day 850 April 30 2011

In 5th line on April 30, 2011 at 11:24 am

“We use the vans to take clients to and from the endless appointments that are the price of poverty in big cities.”~~Rise and Shine: A Novel by Anna Quindlen

Meghan’s life turns upside down once she utters the “F” word on TV. Then, she disappears and her sister starts searching…

Day 849 April 29 2011

In 5th line on April 29, 2011 at 11:18 am

“Save for a large flat-panel television, the light-blue walls were devoid of prints or decoration.”~~Deep Storm by Lincoln Child

Why are workers on an oil platform dying? The answer lies beneat the ocean.

Day 848 April 28 2011

In 5th line on April 28, 2011 at 10:16 pm

“He took something, I think.”~~What is the What: The Autobiography of Valentino Achak Deng by Dave Eggers

Deng grew up in Suda, lived in a refugee camp and finally, when he made it to the USA, he was robbed.

Day 847 April 27 2011

In 5th line on April 28, 2011 at 10:11 pm

“He had lain awake through the hours of the night, possessed by the excitement of his discovery.”~~Land of Marvels by Barry Unsworth

A marriage in turmoil, an oil prospector, and impending fighting. Wowsa!

Day 846 April 26 2011

In 5th line on April 26, 2011 at 11:09 am

“We knew that once a man gets a political idea into his head, then you need to move out of his way, because a man with a political idea will soon enough be a man not just with an idea but a gun.”~~The Clothes on Their Backs by Linda Grant

Family secrets and a mystery.

Day 845 April 25 2011

In 5th line on April 25, 2011 at 11:00 am

“Emilio, Federico Perez Carbo, and a handful of other santiagueros were meeting secretly to make conspiratorial arrangements.”~~Bacardi and the Long Fight for Cuba: The Biography of a Cause by Tom Gjelten

The story of the Bacardi family. When Castro nationalized the distillery in 1960, the family fled to the U.S.But the Bacardi’s continued to fight for Cuba and worked to overthrow the Castro’s regime.

Day 844 April 24 2011

In 5th line on April 24, 2011 at 10:01 am

“For he said, “I am the son of God.'”~~Jesus, Keep Me Near the Cross: Experiencing the Passion and Power of Easter by Nancy Guthrie

A collection of readings and sermons. Tis the reason for this season. Happy Easter.

Day 843 April 23 2011

In 5th line on April 23, 2011 at 10:35 am

“Commercial forestry in the twentieth century vigorously suppressed wildfires and redefined the burn as an aesthetic and ecologic tragedy.”~~Home Ground: Language for an American Landscape edited by Barry Lopez and Debra Gwartney

45 writers show how landscape shapes language.

Day 842 April 22 2011

In 5th line on April 22, 2011 at 10:22 am

“It was he who convinced John Gielgud that Hamlet overhears Ophelia being instructed by Polonius to draw him out – and that this explains his “get thee to a nunnery” railing at Ophelia and women in general.”~~The Shakespeare Wars: Clashing Scholars, Public Fiascoes, Palace Coups by Ron Rosenbaum

A whole bunch of arguments about Shakespeare and his works. I like it!

Day 841 April 21 2011

In 5th line on April 21, 2011 at 3:21 pm

“It’s not that we can’t be bought, it’s that we own certain prerogatives that can’t be sold.”~~On the Wealth of Nations by P.J. O’Rourke

O’Rourke’s look at Adam Smith’s The Wealth of Nations.