Monday, March 02, 2009

Real Book Titles

Well, it was sunny yesterday, but with a cold, bitter wind that made you want to dash inside and bundle up as soon as you could. So is that March coming in like a lamb or like a lion?

Meanwhile, today is the National Education Association's "Read Across America" Day, where families all over the country are invited to read a book together out loud.

The event began 12 years ago and they picked March 2 because it's the birthday of Theodore Geisel, better known as Dr. Seuss. At the NEA website linked above, you can download free digital versions of his books to read to your kids or grandkids, and there are also links to look in on other activities scheduled for your state.


Really! Google These Titles If You Don't Believe Me -- MR

Well Read and Dead: A High Society Mystery

Hi, I'm Bill and I'm Old

Vampire A Go-Go

Can't Remember What I Forgot

Unbelievably Good Deals and Great Adventures That You Absolutely Can't Get Unless You're Over 50

Requiem for a Paper Bag

Fifty is Not a Four-Letter Word

How to Fossilize Your Hamster And Other Amazing Experiments for the Armchair Scientist

The Writing on My Forehead

Two Cats and the Woman They Own

Mona Lisa's Pajamas

If You Give a Mom a Martini: 100 Ways to Find 10 Blissful Minutes for Yourself

The Bases Were Loaded (and So Was I)

[Book Fare via Reader's Digest Online]


WORD for YOUR WEEK: The Latin word "ludus" meant game, or play. When something funny happened, or an event amused people, it reminded them of the pleasure they received from watching a sporting event, so they acquainted a pratfall, say, with something they'd seen on the field of sports, and before long such silly things that made them laugh were called "ludicrous."


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