Saturday, January 29, 2005

School Report blues

Please, allow me a little rant.
At work today I had a kid tell me that he'd wanted to do Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. for his Biography report but "he was already taken" so he chose Alicia Keys. What really upsets me are these kids who are assigned an obscure person for their project (or worse yet, choose some ball player) but they have no idea who Thurgood Marshall, Eleanor Roosevelt or Thomas Edison were. Are teachers just bored of reading reports on heroes?

On to happier things...
I'm not a motorcycle chick, but this book...Long Way Round by Ewan McGregor (yeah..him) and Charley Boorman is very, very cool. They rode their motorcycles most of the way around the world. Woo-hoo!

Still working on the new-ish Jennifer Cruisie Charlie All Night. A not-so-trashy contemporary paperback romance. Guilty pleasure!

Friday, January 28, 2005

Part One: The Beginning!

Welcome to my BLOG!

In this space I plan to ramble about books, random ideas and generally pretend that you folks out there might find this interesting. I hope you do.

So to start . . .
I wanted to pass on a great project on This fella has a column in quite a few papers and he's writing a book about favorite words. Mine is supercilious. Add yours!

Readings . . .
Christopher Buckley's Florence of Arabia. And for kids SHHH Everybody's Sleeping (by Julie Markes) is a fun picture book that shows all of the "community helpers" sleeping (with their corresponding stuffed animals) including the president.

Well there is the first post. Its short because the family has flu, but I'll try to have something great cooked up for next time. Bye!