Category: Literature

Greatest Hits: My Father’s House is a Terrorist Target

Originally posted on July 18, 2006. My Father’s House is a Terrorist Target By Elmaz AbiNader Two For Hayan: The subject line of an email The subject line of my shortness of breath The subject line of the phone call…

book recs for children

One of the consequences of being the only literature person in a room full of doctors (parents’ friends, usually) is having to come up with endless recommended reading lists for their children. A lot of Indian parents, and I’m not…

“What kind of idea are you?

Are you the kind that compromises, does deals, accommodates itself to society, aims to find a niche, to survive; or are you the cursed, bloody-minded ramrod-backed type of damnfool notion that would rather break than sway with the breeze? –…

Happy Banned Book Week!

Amanda and Redneck Mother have some substantive posts that are both worth reading. My experience growing up was similar to theirs — my parents never censored what I read, as long as it was in book form (I wasn’t allowed…

Rejoice!

The Bulwer-Lytton Contest winners have been announced! The winner: Detective Bart Lasiter was in his office studying the light from his one small window falling on his super burrito when the door swung open to reveal a woman whose body…

Can I Have Mike Adams’ Job?

When a college professor is recommending these books for summer reading, you know you’ve got a problem (for the record, I’d be saying the same thing if he was recommending Stupid White Men and the DaVinci Code). For those attending…