Tuesday, October 30, 2012
Saturday, October 20, 2012
I have just begun reading this book. Picked it up for 50 cents at a thrift shop. The copy I purchased was a One Book / One Campus Program selection by Florida State University. This particular edition begins with a Welcome letter to the class of 2015 by the FSU president Eric J. Barron. I wonder how many of the freshmen completed the book and attended the new student convocation on Sunday, August 28, 2001 at theTallahassee-Leon County Civic Center at which Rebecca Skloot was the featured speaker.
Thursday, October 11, 2012
I am about 3/4 of the way through with the new J. K. Rowling book Casual Vacancy. I feel the same way as Emily Layden of the Huffington Post:
"I was not a third of the way through The Casual Vacancy before I began to feel resigned: I would finish because I owed it to J.K. Rowling to do so."
Reviews are all over the internet. Just search and take your pick.
However, I did like this quote from the book in light of the upcoming US election:
5.11 At common law, idiots are subject to a permanent legal incapacity to vote, but persons of unsound mind may vote during lucid intervals>
Local Council Administration,