Monthly Archives: July 2011

Books on “top”

Remember how excited you were when you discovered books on tape? Well, that feeling is back – at least for me. I found a website that offers classic books on TOPS – that is, t-shirts and sweatshirts. What’s even more exciting is that for every top that is sold, a book is donated to a community in need through the partner “Books for Africa.”

From The Great Gatsby to The Sign of the Twisted Candles (Nancy Drew, for those unfamiliar), I think there’s something for everyone’s taste in my book club! I can’t wait to tell ’em, and wear ’em.

This brings a whole new meaning to “cuddling up” with a good book.

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The death of the serial ki …

I mean, comma.

Once again, one of my Bend book lovers – Anita – alerted me to a grammar game-changer. The University of Oxford has killed a punctuation principle that has been a part of the English language since way before Peter, Paul, and Mary sang “Kumbaya,” since we waved the red, white, and blue, or talked about the good, the bad, and the ugly.

So … with the new rules, you can either be good, or bad and ugly.

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