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Saturday, September 13, 2014

She tied you to the kitchen chair

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* I don't like to do book reviews because I always think I sound like, "I LIKE THAT BOOK," or "I DON'T LIKE THAT BOOK."

* I just finished reading Supreme Justice [Kindle Edition], by Max Allan Collins. It's a legal thriller, crime drama thing set in Washington, D.C., slightly in the future. I'm not sure of the exact date, but it's at least a couple administrations after Barack Obama's, whose name is mentioned once.

The basis for the book is an ultra conservative government, where the conservative president, before the current liberal president, stacked the Supreme Court with conservative judges (six to three). Sometime before the book starts, the Fourth Amendment had been repealed and Roe v. Wade overturned. The action of the book was a bit of a dud, but everything else was thought provoking and quite chilling. (Edited to add: More than 24 hours later, I can't shake this book from my mind.)

* For a palette cleanser, so to speak, I read Oh, Never Mind [Kindle Single] (38 pages), by Mary H.K. Choi. It's a few short essays about her life, so far. She's one of those authors who's always saying things we wish we would have said. She's funny and thoughtful and quick, and I could almost hear her voice narrating, if I knew what her voice sounds like, that is.

* Pelosi: "Civilization As We Know It Would Be In Jeopardy If Republicans Win The Senate."

* 28 Keys to Decoding British Pub Menus.

* She broke your throne, and she cut your hair, and from your lips she drew the Hallelujah. (Leonard Cohen, the original.)

Posted by Marie at September 13, 2014 8:57 PM