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packing it up: “Rise of the Heroes, Hero.com” & “Council of Evil, Villain.net,” by Andy Briggs; “The Triple Bind,” by Stephen Hinshaw; and “Courageous Conversations About Race,” by Glenn E. Singleton & Curtis Linton

January 4th, 2010

More good books:

We’re packing up books over here. Turns out most of our clutter is… books. That’s not a bad thing. I’ll just have to make sure to get a house with bookcases, this time around.

* The Andy Briggs’ books look great, I’m just not going to have a chance to read them any time soon. So much good stuff out there, so little time.

* I started “The Triple Bind” awhile back. (Subtitle is “Saving our teenage girls from today’s pressures. Be pretty, sweet, and nice. Be athletic, be competitive, and get straight A’s. Be impossibly perfect.” That sums it up, doesn’t it?) This is a fantastic book — I highly recommend it. I’m just a little way into it, but I’ve already put post-its on a handful of pages. Always a good sign.

* I heard Mr. Singleton speak in November at a conference — he’s dynamite. I’ve started the book and it’s excellent. This guy needs to review “Courageous Conversations About Race: A Field Guide for Achieving Equity in Schools,” but who do you think is schlepping the boxes around? Anyway, check it out.

happy Monday.

— wm


  1. Vixen says

    I will tell you who is NOT schlepping boxes around, you! Right? Or I will come all the way up there and kick your can myself. You are supposed to be resting and getting better. You are doing that right?

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  2. WackyMommy says

    nowayinhell am I lifting/moving anything heavy. I am allowed to take two books at a time and put them in a box. Once it’s half-full, i fill the rest with clothes, then label the box. so no can kicking required, hahahaha. I was also told “Fill two boxes and that is IT” by my husband. (he knows how fidgety i am, this is driving me nuts.)

    Yes, sir.

    also not doing laundry or dishes. That part is *not* killing me, i am secretly hoping to never go back to those chores. what are the odds, do you think?

    kinda wish I collected light little things, like Precious Moments figurines or something, and not books.

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  3. Nan says

    Precious Moments, EEEEEEEW! You can use books as a table, y’know. You can even pile them up and sleep on them. They are so useful. And pretty. Sigh, I love books.

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  4. Wacky Mommy says

    They are creepy. No offense to you collectors out there, Precious Moments just freak me out a tiny bit. One of my girlfriends collected them, in a fancy case. She also had two kids who enjoyed playing ball in the house. When they’d hit the case, she’d scream NOT MY PRECIOUS MOMENTS!!!

    (I’ve taken to yelling at Steve NOT MY PERGO! anytime he tracks mud into the entryway.)

    They also set their timer on their little TV, which was perched on the kitchen table. It would start up and play “Family Ties” re-runs while they were eating. (The show came on nightly at 5:30 or something?) Made me jump! They explained, We keep forgetting to watch it while we eat. Well, DUH you wouldn’t want to mess with your Precious Moments or Family Ties, wouldja?

    omg, okay wiping tears from eyes cuz damn, they was funny.

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  5. edj says

    Hey that’s me youre talking about!! With all my Precious Moments crap! Er, ok, not. Not actually at all.
    “The Triple Bind” looks excellent!!
    I collect books. You do too. And I just got a whole stack of ’em ;) LUUUV them. Question: is it even possible to have enough bookshelves? That is a nirvana we have yet to achieve, and I would bet we get rid of books more often than most people, because we move so often. Good luck with this!

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  6. k says

    WM, where are you guys moving…and is this because you’re done dealing with all the PPS crap? please tell.

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