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Reading List - 2010

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I see a number of my friends do this every year so I thought I would give it a try myself and see if I can make this thing work - plus seeing what putting it at a future date will do. Anything listed as (re-read) are either in preparation for the next book in a series or for my own pleasure 'cause it was a good read. So, my reading list for 2010:

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Here's To The Independents

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I've been stumbling across these guys for a while now and I think it's a great place.
I mean, coffee and books in the same place? How can you possibly go wrong?



The Horse's Mouth

I could make a few suggestions, but those are ideas that are particular to my own dream business.

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R-Cubed, MotD, and WWftD - Tue. 06OCT09

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Today, Tue. 06OCT09

Road Rage Remedy:
Suite for Orchestra No. 3 in D-major: - 2. Air "on the G String" by Johann Sebastian Bach

March of the Day:
Tripoli Temple by Charles Lloyd Barnhouse

The Worthless Word for the Day:
Thalian [pertaining to Thalia, the muse of comedy] of the nature of comedy; comic

"The Thalian Association's version [of 'Phantom'] is different from Andrew Lloyd Webber's better-known "The Phantom of the Opera," which has been running on Broadway since 1988.." - California Chronicle, Oct. 06, 2009

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R-Cubed, MotD, and WWftD - Mon. 05OCT09

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Today, Mon. 05OCT09

Road Rage Remedy:
Porgy & Bess: I Loves You, Porgy by George Gershwin

March of the Day:
Nobles of the Mystic Shrine by John Phillip Sousa

The Worthless Word for the Day:
thiotimoline - a fictitious chemical compound conceived by science fiction author Isaac Asimov (first published in the March 1948 issue of Astounding Science Fiction)

"The result was that I wrote a pseudo-dissertation written as stodgily as I could manage about a compound which dissolved 1.12 seconds before you added the water. I called it The Endochronic Properties of Resublimated Thiotimoline." - Isaac Asimov, I. Asimov: A Memoir (1994)

"It can only be initiated in my continuum, because the molecules of the activating substance, thiotimoline, have different properties when they're reversed." - Spider Robinson, Time Travelers Strictly Cash (1981)

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R-Cubed, MotD, and WWftD - Fri. 02OCT09

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Today, Fri. 02OCT09

Road Rage Remedy:
Ellens Gesang III, D 839/Op. 52 #6 "Ave Maria" by Franz Schubert

March of the Day:
The British 8th by Alonzo "Zo" Elliot

The Worthless Word for the Day:
lusk - [origin uncertain] idle, lazy, worthless {Johnson, 1822)

"The lapses of lusk water heard apart / As in a dream are heard love-broken words / Or wing-strokes when the chimney-swallows dart." - Julian Hawthorne, Millicent and Rosalind (1889)

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R-Cubed, MotD, and WWftD - Thur. 01OCT09

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Today, Thur. 01OCT09

Road Rage Remedy: Variations on an Original Theme, Op. 36 "Enigma": Variation 9, Nimrod by Sir Edward Elgar

March of the Day: Gallant Seventh by John Philip Sousa

The Worthless Word for the Day: gry
[fr. Gk gru, grunt of a pig; dirt under the nail] obs.: anything of little value, as the paring of the nails {Johnson, 1805}

"The work has every fault which must convict it.. but which will leave it not the ninety-ninth part of a gry the worse.." - E. S. Barrett, Heroine (1815)

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Penguin Essentials

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.. and no, I'm not talking about Himself. I'm talking about the latest Penguin Newsletter listing their picks for the top 10 "essential" books. I don't feel too bad - I'm 5 for 10.

http://us.penguingroup.com/static/pages/features/tenessentialclassics/index.html

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R-Cubed, MotD, and WWftD - Wed. 30SEP09

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Today, Wed. 30SEP09

Road Rage Remedy: Improvisation on Pachelbel's "Canon" by Gabriela Montero (piano)

March of the Day: Watch of the Rhine by Franz von Blon

The Worthless Word for the Day: titivil
[L. Tutivillus, of unknown origin] /tit uh vil/ obs.
1.) a name for a demon or devil in the mystery plays, said to collect fragments of words dropped, skipped, or mumbled in the recitation of divine service, and to carry them to hell, to be registered against the offender.
2.) hence, a term of reprobation: a bad or vile character, scoundrel, knave, villain b. esp. a tattletale.

"Titivil was evidently in origin a creation of monastic wit." - Paul Harvey, The Oxford Companion to English Literature (1938)

"You may be saved from an eternity of misery by remembering the lesson of the word titivil: "a devil said to collect words mumbled, dropped, or omitted in the recitation of divine service, and to carry them to hell." The text's illustrations are by Roz Chast and they are - well - ostrobogulous." - The Baltimore Sun, Apr 6, 2003

Okay - I like this WWftD. I can just see this horde of demons running around with whisk brooms and dust pans!

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