Let's see how this phone post thing works

100. Writing Down the Bones by Natalie Goldberg


This one didn't suck as much

But was pretty lame. You know, since it's a Winnie The Freakin Pooh book. But it's short, dammit.

99. Pooh's 101 Uses For a Honey Pot inspired by A. A. Milne (See? It wasn't even written by A. A. Milne. The only thing lamer than a Winnie the Pooh book is a knockoff Winnie the Pooh book.)


These two books both sucked

97. The Sun is a Golden Earring by Natalia M. Belting

98. The Dot and The Line: A Romance in Lower Mathematics by Norton Juster


To add to the list of things I love about Starbucks

Their site now has a feature where, in addition to searching for locations within a radius of a given location, you can search for a location along a given route. It seems to work well, based on my brief experimentation just now.


At which point I'm really starting to prefer them smaller and thinner

(The books, you perv.)

91. Harold and the Purple Crayon by Crockett Johnson

92. The Giving Tree by Shel Silverstein (maybe in a future post I'll elaborate on how much I hate this book)

93. Moja Means One by Muriel and Tom Feelings

94. Jambo Means Hello, ditto

95. Corn is Maize by Aliki

96. The Invisible Princess by Faith Ringgold


Will she make it?

86. Anguished English by Richard Lederer

87. Seuss-isms: Wise and Witty Prescriptions for Living from the Good Doctor by Dr. Seuss (except for how he was dead when it was published. what.)

88. Eccentric Epitaphs: Gaffes from Beyond the Grave by Michelle Lovric

89. With Cat for Comforter by Ray Bradbury

90. Free to Be You and Me by, uh, a bunch of editors and compilers and stuff, oh I'm sure you're all familiar with it...


T minus 5 days

81. Random Acts of Kindness by The Editors of Conari Press

82. The Story of Ferdinand by Munro Leaf

83. The Feckin' Book of Irish Insults for Gobdaws as Thick as Manure and Only Half as Useful by Colin Murphy and Donal O'Dea

84. 'Scuse Me While I Kiss This Guy (And Other Misheard Lyrics) by Gavin Edwards

85. Letters from Father Christmas by J.R.R. Tolkien

[oh, my, the books are getting more and more lame...]


80% of the way to goal, with 6 days left

77. Echogee the Little Blue Deer by Acee Blue Eagle

78. The Complete Worst-Case Scenario Survival Handbook by Joshua Piven and David Borgenicht

79. One Flew Over The Cuckoo's Nest by Ken Kesey

80. English as a Second Fucking Language by Sterling Johnson


Good thing I have bird flu or SARS or something right now...

...because I need to read 24 books in the next week to make my goal of 100 books in this Gregorian year. Fortunately, I have several books in progress as usual. I just have to actually finish all of them without starting new ones.

Here's the update of where I'm at so far:


49. The Spirit Catches You and You Fall Down: A Hmong Child, Her American Doctors and the Collision of Two Cultures by Anne Fadiman

50. Nickel and Dimed: On (Not) Getting by in America by Barbara Ehrenreich

51. The First R: How Children Learn Race and Racism by Debra Van Ausdale

52. Asha's Mums by Rosamund Elwin, Michele Paulse, and Dawn Lee

53. Molly's Family by Nancy Garden and Sharon Wooding

54. Straight to Jesus: Sexual and Christian Conversions in the Ex-Gay Movement by Tanya Erzen

55. Saturday Is Patty Day by Leslea Newman and Annette Hegel

56. The White Swan Express: A Story About Adoption by Jean Davies Okimoto, Elaine M. Aoki, and Meilo So

[And here we reach the point where I say: screw making Amazon Associates links! Buying stuff from Amazon isn't the only way to support One Smoot. Just ask the kind people at Google, who, incidentally, forbid site owners from asking visitors to click on the ads. Or ask the kind people person at Universal Hub, who as far as I know, doesn't forbid anyone from asking visitors to click on his ads. Or ask the kind folks at DayQuil...mmm...DayQuil...]

57. No One Cares What You Had for Lunch: 100 Ideas for Your Blog by Margaret Mason [obviously it hasn’t worked - eeka]

58. I Am America (And So Can You!) by Stephen Colbert

59. An Activity-Based Approach to Early Intervention by Kristie Pretti-Frontczak and Diane D. Bricker

60. Delivered from Distraction: Getting the Most out of Life with Attention Deficit Disorder by Edward M. Hallowell and John J. Ratey

61. Urban Ease: Stress-Free Living in the Big City by Allen Elkin

62. Once Upon a Quinceanera: Coming of Age in the USA by Julia Alvarez

63. How Doctors Think by Jerome Groopman

64. Lesbian Social Services: Research Issues by Carol Thorpe Tully

65. The Silent Minority: Children With Disabilities in Asian Families by Robina Shah

66. Twice Blessed: On Being Lesbian, Gay, and Jewish by Christie Balka and Andy Rose

67. The Evolution of Useful Things: How Everyday Artifacts-From Forks and Pins to Paper Clips and Zippers-Came to be as They are by Henry Petroski

68. Beyond Diversity Day: A Q&A on Gay and Lesbian Issues in Schools by Arthur Lipkin

69. Make Your Own Sex Toys: 50 Quick and Easy Do-It-Yourself Projects by Matt Pagett

70. Bambi (Little Golden Book) by RH Disney

71. Writing to Change the World by Mary Pipher

72. The Lesbian and Gay Parenting Handbook: Creating and Raising Our Families by April Martin

73. Macho Nachos: 50 Toppings, Salsas, and Spreads for Irresistible Snacks and Light Meals by Kate Heyhoe

74. All-American Bean Book by F.H. Waskey

75. Meth: America's Home-Cooked Menace by Dirk Johnson

76. The Sabbath by Abraham Joshua Heschel