Wednesday, December 26, 2007

Back Page Reading

While I won't ruin the reading of a good book by starting on the last page, my magazine reading generally starts here. If it's Newsweek, I start with The Last Word, particularly if Anna Quindlen is on. When The Horn Book Magazine arrives, I go straight for the Cadenza. In my post-Christmas haze, what should arrive to my exhausted delight? Yes. The Horn Book Magazine, and a funnier Cadenza I've not seen in a while. Looking like a page of classifieds, Alicia Potter offers up services rendered, for sale, real estate, and personals. They all made me laugh, some out loud, and figuring out the book references was the best part. Really, who wouldn't laugh at this?
SWING SET. Discreet, unconventional
couple seeks same for friendship,
maybe more. Serious inquiries only.
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Go get yourself a copy and have some fun. While you're at it, revel in the the words and ideas in the speeches delivered by the 2007 Boston Globe-Horn Book award winners and read reviews of some terrific new books.

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