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Posts Tagged ‘nonfiction’

Day 862 May 12 2011

In 5th line on May 12, 2011 at 11:31 am

We’re in our heads, or thinking about what we’ll cook for dinner, or caught up in a fantasy that has little to nothing to do with what’s going on in our bodies in the present moment.~~Slow Sex: The Art and Craft of the Female Orgasm by Nicole Daedone

Self explanatory. 🙂

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Day 861 May 11 2011

In 5th line on May 11, 2011 at 10:28 am

“Bertolt Brecht’s earthly injunction, “Erst Fressen!” (“Grub comes first!” puts it bluntly.”~~How Literature Works: 50 Key Concepts by John Sutherland

Getting the most out of what you read.

Day 860 May 10 2011

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

“Anthony was shot through both legs just above the knees.”~~The Battle of Nashville by Benson Bobrick

General George H Thomas is an unsung hero of the Civil War. This takes a look at an overlooked battle and its top general.

Day 859 May 9 2011

In 5th line on May 10, 2011 at 12:24 am

“One eye had been cut in half and dangled from its socket.”~~The Lust for Blood: Why We Are Fascinated by Death, Murder, Horror and Violence by Jeffrey A. Kottler

Why are we drawn to blood and gore?

Day 858 May 8 2011

In 5th line on May 10, 2011 at 12:20 am

“This recipe makes a classic smoked salmon and dill croissant; smoked salmon is widely available at seafood markets as well as most major supermarkets.”~~ The Encyclopedia of Sandwiches by Susan Russo

OK, I’m cheating. This is really on page 57. Page 56 has a beautiful photo of this sandwich.

Day 852 May 2 2011

In 5th line on May 2, 2011 at 10:24 am

“My relations with my son, Harold, were not those of the stern parent and the timid son, as Edmond Gosse has depicted with so much unconscious pathos in his “Father and Son.” ‘~~A Passion for Books: A Book Lover’s Treasury of Stories, essays, Humor, Love and Lists on Collecting, reading, Borrowing, Lending, Caring For, and Appreciating Books edited by Harold Rabinowitz and Rob Kaplan

If you love books, this one’s for you.

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 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.