Tag: Books

Ow! (puns)

The annual Bullwer-Lytton contest winners were announced this year, and are available for your viewing…pleasure (?) This contest was started 26 years ago by Scott Rice of San Jose State University to parody bad opening […]

Bug Girl Denies Everything!

I am totally NOT the new supervillain in this comic, despite the (completely superficial!) resemblance in the photos.  It does look like me, but really, it isn’t me! From that post about Insect Queen: “a […]

The other beetle-hunter

Today, July 1st, 150 years ago, the joint paper of Charles Darwin and Alfred Russel Wallace was read to the Linnean Society of London: “On the tendency of species to form varieties, and on the […]

Now for something completely different

I got nothing, so how about you amuse yourself with these photoshopped bookcovers? Most amusing! Other sources of amusement/bafflement: You could not make stuff like this up. “Two United States Senators implicated in extramarital sexual […]

Your favorite 10 books

I haven’t written about books for a bit, so here’s something to take your mind off the horror of seeing me with my arm up a cow’s ass. Apparently there is a meme thingy going […]

Field Guide to Forest Pests…online!

Oh! I just found out that a book I own is now online in an updated version: Field Guide to Common Insect Pests of Urban Trees in the Northeast Since it’s the time of year […]

Someone please explain this

Tarantulas? On a period-romance novel about England? I am very confused. Perhaps it’s a metaphor for the crawly sensation in her nether regions? Or perhaps just really, really messed up foreplay.  The Smart Bitches said: […]

Detroit in photos

Via Boing Boing, I found these amazing photos of the abandoned Detroit Public Schoolbook Depository. For someone like me who’s obsessed with books (and education), this is especially painful to look at. There is still […]

Weekly WTF: A new Sylvia Brown Book

I reproduce this from my library’s “New Books” newsletter: “Psychic Children: Revealing the Intuitive Gifts and Hidden Abilities of Boys and Girls Browne, Sylvia Harrison, Lindsay The respected “New York Times” bestselling psychic shares profound […]