The dinosaurs are throwing a big party because I FINALLY FINISHED THIS BOOK. Dinosaurs still roamed the earth when I began it. I’m not sure what year that was, but there’s a receipt in the pages from another store–not the bookstore where I bought it–dated 1999, so make of that what you will. Perhaps if I hadn’t read hundreds of other books–and written and edited a few–in the interim, I might have finished it sooner.

It doesn’t bode well for how long the other two in the set will take to read. I estimate we’ll have colonized Mars by the time I finish.


21 thoughts on “Celebrate!”

  1. If I knew you would read it I would send you World War Z – Only because I would want to see the post complete with zombie Barbies and war veterans that you would make.

          1. Although I’ve yet to write my review, I rather liked World War Z. It would make excellent fodder for a zombie episode of Project Runway. Just sayin’… 😉

                1. Not.

                  And I do hope to see “modern southern woman” worked into your entry as often as possible – also a reason why the entire Yankee judging panel seem to think we love plaid. I blame Tim’s tie – although he is obviously not a modern southern woman

    1. Home library envy is one fault I can’t shake. When I see whole rooms of built-in, floor to ceiling shelves, packed with leather-bound and hard-cover books–well, I’m pretty sure all my books, even the paperbacks, would look delightful in such a room.

    1. Have you ever started a book that you couldn’t–or wouldn’t–finish? That’s happened less than a handful of times to me, I think.

  2. answering Marika:

    I think they went toward plaid not because they think it’s Southern, but because it’s the thing this season in fashion. Everybody wants to use it so Nina will say “you’re on trend.”

    I do think it’s okay to use a madras plaid (a traditional good ol’ frat boy shirt fabric) and make it into something unexpected, like Bradon did.

    Southern woman or not, it was a Belk challenge. Surely they’re all familiar with department stores and who their customers are? Just design for any woman in whatever is age appropriate–“modern” seemed like code for no ballgowns that look like they should have hoops, no denim and cowboy boots, and no country singer with big hair and sequins. At least they managed not to fall into any of those traps.

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