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Book eHarmony February 25, 2011

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OK, kids, time for another edition of Book eHarmony, personal ads from lovelorn books just longing to meet their perfect matches.  Our new books shelves are groaning with tomes needing to be loved and appreciated.  Take one home today!

J.D. Salinger:  A Life by Kenneth Slawenski-  Dead white reclusive author, a real curmudgeon, seeks starry-eyed lit majors for revelations of just what I really did after writing Catcher in the Rye.  Bring cigarettes but don’t bring me your tacky novel manuscripts.

Cleopatra:  A Life by Stacy Schiff-  Widowed Egyptian queen, loves power and jewelry, searching for readers who want to learn the truth about her empire and sordid liaisons.  Together we can get Eqypt sorted.  Meet me at the pyramids; leave the snakes at home.

The Amazing Story of Quantum Mechanics:  A Math-Free Exploration of the Science That Made Our World by James Kakalios- Single sci fi fan, real geek, seeks fellow nerd to learn everything from the periodic table to the atomic bomb in plain language.  You’ll know me- I’m the one with the pocket- protector.

Last Call: The Rise and Fall of Prohibition by Daniel Okrent- Divorced recovering alcoholic desires reader to learn about the banning of alcohol in America from 1920 to 1933.  What were we thinking?  Let’s rendezvous at The Robert E. Lee in a booth in the back in a corner in the dark.

The Bridge:  The Life and Rise of Barack Obama by David Remnick- Married with children, black history-making POTUS looking for that special reader seeking info on my rise to superstardom.  Learn the racial, political, and social climate mix that led to my election.   Yes, we can!

Galileo by J.L. Heilbron- Single white Italian, loves astronomy, math, music, poetry, literature, and theology, a true renaissance man.  Seeking enlightened students with open minds for star-gazing and Pope-bashing.  So now everyone knows that the solar system revolves around the sun?  I told you so!

The Radleys by Matt Haig- Teen boy with pale skin and sleepless nights and insatiable hunger for meat; searching for healthy red-blooded friend with long neck to explain what is happening to me… no crosses or garlic, please.

J. Adams

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1. Beth Mercer - April 12, 2011

Older bookish librarian loved this. Very clever!


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