Double Time

When I found out that I was pregnant with twins I ran right out to the book store and bought almost every book I could find in the pregnancy/parenting section on multiples. I am not exaggerating when I tell you that there were only four of them on the shelf that day. It was such […]

Why You Shouldn’t Listen to The Bloggess’ Audio Book With Your Kids in the Car

I was so excited when my copy of Let’s Pretend This Never Happened arrived in the mail. I was psyched because I had preordered it eons ago and people that bought the paper version of the book got theirs earlier. I ordered the audio book because 1) How cool is it that Jenny got to […]

How To Win a Fan For Life

A month or so ago my friend Nancy ran a giveaway on her website. The prize was the book “Talking to Girls About Duran Duran” by Rob Sheffield. I don’t know if it was because of my witty response or by the grace of random.org, but I won. Having spent a good four months of […]

Vampires Aren’t the Only Things That Suck

I know that I am about 114 years late to the party, but I am currently reading Bram Stoker’s “Dracula”. I would like to be able to claim a great love for Gothic fiction, but the truth is that the narrative can be a bit slow. Stoker wrote the entire novel as correspondence or journal […]

Sometimes I Hate eBay

Gardening for Dummies indeed.

As Promised: Questions For You

1) I finally finished “Infinite Jest”. What should I read next? 2) What movie should I watch that you think I haven’t seen? 3) What is the miracle cure I could use to ensure I am healthy in time to go to the Redskins/Broncos game on Sunday? 4) What two teams do you think are […]

Questions for You: Literary Edition

1) What is your favorite novel of all time? (fiction) 2) What is your favorite non-fiction book? 3) Name a book you just quit reading in the middle, something you just could not get through.* 4) Is there an author that you have read everything that he or she has written?** 5) What book made […]

Questions For You: Quick! Before My Kids Learn How to Read

We haven’t done one of these in a while, but I have one very important question and some other questions of no importance whatsoever. 1. How much does your tooth fairy pay for a tooth?* 2. If I admit to my kids that there is no tooth fairy does that automatically give up Santa Claus […]

Why You Should Run Right Out to the Store and Buy “Rage Againt the Meshugenah”

It starts like this: My first therapist’s name was Neil Diamond, but he didn’t wear sequins, didn’t bring me flowers, and most certainly did not turn on my heartlight… I read a lot and not many books have me laughing out loud during the freaking prologue.* The book is called Rage Against the Meshugenah: Why […]

Little Pitchers Have Big Ears

I’ve been listening to books on CD in my car for a couple of years now. I try not to listen to anything overly violent or sexual if the kids are in the car, but other than that I figured it was fairly safe. I mean – my children never listen to me, why would […]

Reviewing the Idea of Reviews

On the rare Sunday that I actually get a chance to sit down with the newspaper I reach right for the Book section. Okay, that isn’t exactly true. I always read the Sports section first, but right after that I pick up the book section. See, the Washington Post has this really cool book review […]

That’s What They Say Every Single [redacted] Day

I was at the library this morning and I saw a guy that looked just like Dr. Dre. I had to fight every urge in my body to not go up to him and ask “Is it Dre? Is it Dre?”