Friday, June 03, 2005

Plans--I Do Have Them...Sometimes

You haven't heard me mention one of my old obsessions,Jane Yolen's On-line Journal, for a while. But that doesn't mean I'm not still reading it...every single day, or at least every time she does an update. She's going to Book Expo America! And I'm not! She hadn't mentioned it, so I thought, See, Gail, not everyone is going. Cool your jets. And then just now I found yesterday's entry. She's going. I am the only writer home alone this week.

However, I spent today preparing for a meeting with my publisher and a new editor on Monday. So I am going to New York. Just after everyone else has left. What I'm really looking forward to is the train trip in and out of the city. Reading time!

Another plan--Soon I will be posting my own Summer Reading List. Look for it here.

In the meantime, enjoy Ten Most Harmful Books of the 19th and 20th Centuries. How many have you read? Myself, just one The Feminine Mystique, which I think did me no harm. But perhaps I'm wrong. Other dangerous writers: John Dewey, Margaret Mead, and Ralph Nader. I get including Adolf Hitler, but John Dewey?

By the way, I would like to lodge a complaint about the judges. Only one was a woman, Phyllis Schlafly, who has scared me most of my adult life.

Thanks for the link Suzi.

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