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100 Happy Days: 81

This evening I went to Half Price Books looking for something that was not Jenny Lawson’s book, but when I saw Jenny Lawson’s book–in hardcover–for $6.99 I grabbed it right up. Because when the book came out a couple of … Continue reading

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100 Happy Days: 73

This is going to be meta, I guess, but what made me happy today was getting up to date on several different projects of one type or another. They included updating my Tumblr account. I’d begun putting these #100happydays posts … Continue reading

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100 Happy Days: 54

There are some days full of such disturbing or sad news that an attempt to post about something happy seems like folly, or at the very least, insensitive. News stories from the Middle East, and closer to home, from St. … Continue reading

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100 Happy Days: 52

I totally forgot I have a youtube channel. (Isn’t that what the kids are calling it these days? A channel?) And when I remembered and figured out how to sign in, I watched all my old videos, which was kind … Continue reading

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100 Happy Days: 46

Somewhere in my online perusal of young adult fiction, I saw descriptions of The Young World, a post-apocalyptic novel set in Manhattan after an illness has claimed the lives worldwide of adults and young children. Teens have banded into tribes … Continue reading

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100 Happy Days: 43

Lila’s bookcase at G’s house makes me happy for all kinds of reasons.

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100 Happy Days: 13

Today I read that director/producer/actor Paul Mazursky died, and though that is nothing to be happy about, it did remind me that one of the things I’d planned to share during these days of happiness was whenever I’d finally have … Continue reading

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100 Happy Days: 4

Continuing with today’s button theme of how reading makes me happy, I’m just about to finish Jeff Ricker’s The Unwanted and thanks to a birthday gift card, begin my recent purchase of Tom Robbins’s memoir Tibetan Peach Pie.

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The horror, the horror

One of the panels I attended at Saints and Sinners was titled “The Devil You Don’t Know: Otherworldly Forces in Fiction.” The description from the program: The force of evil in a work of fiction often appears in an otherworldly … Continue reading

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My (anti) hero

Through the years, my brother has recommended many good books to me. Some of them were tough reads, and what I’ve learned about highly recommended tough reads if I give up on them is that I should revisit them sometime … Continue reading

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