Hey, preaching to the choir. I thought our Lady of the Perpetual Sea Breeze was the real deal until the Divine Miss J walked right through that door and right into my ass—which is where my heart is…physiologically. I could show you an x-ray.

Lorne ,'Time Bomb'

Literary Buffistas 3: Don't Parse the Blurb, Dear.

There's more to life than watching Buffy the Vampire Slayer! No. Really, there is! Honestly! Here's a place for Buffistas to come and discuss what it is they're reading, their favorite authors and poets. "Geez. Crack a book sometime."

sumi - Feb 24, 2006 10:03:18 am PST #4 of 27657
Art Crawl!!!

Woo hoo! More books!

Frankenbuddha - Feb 24, 2006 10:06:29 am PST #5 of 27657
"We are the Goon Squad and we're coming to town...Beep! Beep!" - David Bowie, "Fashion"

Oh my. The first thread name suggestion of mine that ever got selected. I'm so HAPPY!

brenda m - Feb 24, 2006 10:08:48 am PST #6 of 27657
If you're going through hell/keep on going/don't slow down/keep your fear from showing/you might be gone/'fore the devil even knows you're there

Back in business, I see! I'll try to make more of an appearance in this thread than the last.

Kathy A - Feb 24, 2006 10:40:42 am PST #7 of 27657
We're very stretchy. - Connie Neil

I'll try and turn off the TV and read more books than I have recently.

sumi - Feb 24, 2006 10:51:51 am PST #8 of 27657
Art Crawl!!!

I have a giant stack of library books that I am reading. Two of them are for bookclub.

Meanwhile, in literary related news, I read in the Blood Horse that Winning Colors just gave birth to a filly by Orientate. This was her first foal since 1999. So I went over to the pedigree query and looked up her progeny. She has a daughter named Golden Colors who is in Japan and has had 4 foals (listed) one of them named Asfaloth and the other Elessar. This led me to look up Elessar (he is the 3rd of that name in the database.) He is the only colt of three thoroughbreds named Elessar listed. One of the other Elessars is a filly whose sire's name is Sindarin. (I distinctly remember another Tolkien-related horse name in a race sometime last year.)

JohnSweden - Feb 24, 2006 1:13:07 pm PST #9 of 27657
I can't even.

Shiny new thread we got here. Nice!

Emily - Feb 24, 2006 2:02:33 pm PST #10 of 27657
"In the equation E = mc⬧, c⬧ is a pretty big honking number." - Scola

So, Raq, did you like House of Leaves? I got it for Christmas, but it's daunting.

brenda m - Feb 24, 2006 2:07:44 pm PST #11 of 27657
If you're going through hell/keep on going/don't slow down/keep your fear from showing/you might be gone/'fore the devil even knows you're there

Oh, someone loaned that to me recently but I haven't gotten to it yet. I'll be intrigued to hear what people think.

Jessica - Feb 24, 2006 2:08:15 pm PST #12 of 27657
If I want to become a cloud of bats, does each bat need a separate vaccination?

Not Raq, but I loved that book. At some point I need to go back and read just the footnotes, which I ended up kind of skimming the first time around.

Connie Neil - Feb 24, 2006 4:40:26 pm PST #13 of 27657

I'm reading a book called "Misquoing Jesus" (too lazy to look up author). It's about how the manuscripts for the New Testament have changed over the years and how the modern Bible is different from earlier editions. He's going into detail about how textual criticism is done, especially in the Biblical areas. The author's a hoot, too. In describing a scholar, he described the man as having great respect "among the people who cared about such things." He also describes a flaming war conducted by pamphlets beween two disagreeing scholars. "Ah, those were the days," he writes.

I'm going to have to get his other books on early Christianity and Scriptural variance. I had no idea had conceive such a vivid interest in such arcana.