Wednesday, October 19, 2005

Thank God for the "e"

from a customer's review on of Jeannette Walls' The Glass Castle: "The heroine grew on me, though, so I felt hooked enough to continue listening."

My own favorite catch, in a draft of a Horn Book Guide review, was "this book follows sixteen-year-old Karen, a stalking victim." Then there was the time we almost printed Magid Fasts for Ramadan (a picture book by Mary Matthews and E.B. Lewis, about a Muslim boy who wants to join the adults in the Ramadan fast) as Magid Feasts for Ramadan . . . .


Kelly said...

Oh, that's funny, Roger. It took me a second read to get it :)

Judith said...

I've just read a good one on's new women's issues blog "Broadsheet". In an other wise well-argued piece about the US government's failure to intervene in the sexual abuse of women in a radical Mormon sect, Rebecca Traister says:

"Not that anyone is gunning for a Waco reenactment."