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President Obama Reads “Where The Wild Things Are”

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bo_YB9ODqrw I can put aside the financial collapse and dim future prospects for a few minutes; President Obama is reading to me. (Honestly, how freakin’ fun is this family? This is adorable!)

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http://www.amazon.co.uk/Freewheeling-Through-Ireland-Travels-Bicycle/dp/1840245085/ref=sr_1_2/277-4207696-0749368?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1234568265&sr=1-2 I find Harry Enfield almost criminally unfunny, but it turns out his father is very readable. I’ve been listening to his audio version of Freewheeling Through Ireland, and – with a brief interlude into slightly boring personal and Irish history – it’s a genial read. Enfield p

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http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/0312320825/ **BUMPITY BUMP** This review required an update, as I really can’t recommend it enough. Absolutely pitch-perfect and as good a travelogue as you’re ever going to find. Again, I find myself wishing for an “I LOVE IT!” button. — I’m happy to report I’ve found the antidote to the poison that was reading a […]

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Share Book Recommendations With Your Friends, Join Book Clubs, Answer Trivia

http://www.goodreads.com/ A neat little Stumble. It didn’t interest me at first, but I now find myself trying to think of recent reads to add to my list. Any Stumblers out there with book recommendations to share can ping me here.

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http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/0142003719/ Only a few pages in, I’m very much enjoying this novel (ahem) take on the Lewis & Clark expedition. The author has based his narrative on the letters and journals written by the explorers before, during and after their famous voyage, but uses a cynic’s eye to read between the familiar lines. Cross-outs and […]

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http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/0887309429/ I failed to reinflate my friend’s balloon (see below) by suggesting she find Die Broke, which was a life-changing read for me. Unlike most self-help books, which are simplistic and repetitive, this one is simple and repetitive, and that makes all the difference. It teaches the basic rules of budgeting and debt-avoidance found in […]

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Palins Travels: India, Himalaya

http://www.palinstravels.co.uk/book-3730 At a busy road junction a prominent and colourful display board advises the locals to ‘Learn and Repeat, Signs and Traffic Signals’. As I’m reading it a black cow, followed by her calf, emerges from behind the board and, without signals of any kind, saunters off into the rush-hour traffic. I think we should […]

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