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updated to remove the whine... and now for a fun romp through the pages with christopher moore, the authorguy!

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as april draws nye, excitement is electric around this house.  on april 3rd, sacre bleu will be released with all the fanfare of another book signing by christopher moore, the authorguy extraordinaire!

chris, a native californian, is the author of such wonderful books as practical demonkeeping, the lust lizard of melancholy cove, the island of the sequined love nun, the vampire trilogy (bloodsucking fiends, you suck and bite me: a love story) as well as his adaptation of king lear's story as seen through the eyes of pocket, the fool.  then, chris offers  the hysterical historical look at the life of joshua bar david during those missing years in the hitherto unknown lamb, the gospel according to biff, christ's childhood pal.  

when chris wanted to go diving with the whales in hawaii, we got to learn why the winged whales sing in fluke.

chris has an outlook on the world that is unique and, thankfully for all of us, he is willing to share that vision with his writings!

join me below the squiggley-thingy for more moore!  you won't regret it, i can guarantee!

after both chris and his wifey/girlfriend, charlee, both lost their mothers within a short time of each other, he took us through a poignant journey in the transitions from this world to the next in a dirty job.  

indeed, throughout all of his books, underneath the humor and wit, there are poignant, tender and wise words.  charlie asher (a dirty job) accepts being a beta male where nothing ever goes right.  he not only expects it to but actively accepts it as his fate - until he sees a man in a mint green suit standing by his wife's bed immediately after his daughter is born.  charlie then learns to grow into a world of understanding that he never envisioned in his wildest dreams.  from life vessels to the undead, when chris finds something that interests him, we get the joy of sharing that interest in another off-beat, brilliant look into his way of thinking.  his characters are so alive (except when they're not) that they jump from one book to the next, appearing with complete credulity in their new "homes".

in the stupidest angel, when lena, the town environmentalist, whacks her drunken ex husband (who is dressed as santa) with a shovel and kills him in front of a young boy, the christmas angel (raziel, from lamb) completely screws up his assignment to grant one child a wish and proceeds to raise EVERY body in the cemetery instead of just reviving santa - making for a christmas remake of night of the living dead, complete with sword wielding molly michon, the grade b (bi-polar) movie queen, her husband, the marijuana growing sheriff, theodophilus crowe, and the rest of the town in a fight to survive while the undead debate whether to eat brains now and shop at ikea later… or the other way around. (after all, everybody knows that zombies love flat box furniture!)

what makes reading the author guy so much fun is that many of us have thought those same thoughts, we've just not dared to think them aloud, much less, put them on paper with our names attached!

this jolly christmas tale reunites many characters from the other books, including the wonderful tucker case and roberto, the talking polynesian fruit bat wearing ray-bans (he no like the light) to brighten any holiday or otherwise time of year.

my first experience with moore was the lust lizard of melancholy cove.  i picked up the book while browsing my favorite bookstore and started reading the inner cover… before i had finished, i was laughing so hard, i was gasping for air - the book never left my hands and nothing else was done until i had completed it. something about the idea that a little village psychiatrist who realizes she had been treating her patients with pills without really listening would, after one patient committed suicide, switch the entire village to placebos without telling anyone just offered too much potential for comedy.  add to that, a recently awakened sea beast who is roused by the radioactivity levels in the sea who comes ashore to mate while rousing sleeping passions of all living creatures, well, let the wild times begin!

chris' ability to see through the eyes of others - both human and not - make for permanent language changes in his readers.  for example, when the biologist's dog greets him, the dog sees him as "the food guy".  the world through the eyes of the dog is so brilliantly simple and sweet and spot on funny!  and EVERY moore fan knows what f*ckstockings are - and, of course, when heinous fuckery most foul is at hand!

i could go on and on about chris' work, such as lamb.  when lamb was released, the "religious" fundies had a fit - how DARE he make "fun" of the story of christ - yet it is so poignant, humanly divine and insightful, his language has again become part of the modern lexicon with lamb now being a part of many curriculum studies in theological institutes.  when peter doesn't understand why the disciples aren't rushing wildly into battle, josh (shortened name for jesus) tries patiently to explain that he wants them to LOVE their enemies.  peter then turns confusedly to one of the other disciples and asks, "is this another mustardseed thing?"

chris illustrates vividly how difficult it must have been for a young messiah to try to teach a different message to the bellicose young men of his day who were all raring to go and fight the romans.

that is where chris takes us - from our wildest dreams and then he takes us out of them into our inner dreams and hopes.  through all of his writing, there is one common theme - that no dreams are insurmountable when the spirit desires to fly.  chris gives us wings with which to soar - whether we become like molly michon or like roberto the fruit bat - we dream the impossible and make it ours.  or, perhaps, we are the charlie ashers of the world who change it in small, subtle ways without realizing our own significance in an insignificant world.

but…

i started out with a mention of sacre bleu - the newest to come our way.  this novel is chris slipping into the world of the french impressionist painters and retelling their lives as we have never before imagined - all through his unique vision.  as he has posted links to the first two chapters of sacre bleu, i will share those here with the hopes that you will enjoy this new book when it arrives as much as i already know those of us who are dedicated readers of christopher moore will do.

chris has won the prestigious quill award for his humor and writing in both a dirty job and the stupidest angel.  his books hit the nytimes best seller list the moment they are released!  his readers are obsessive - most of us buying multiple copies to share with our unsuspecting friends, who then go on to become multiple book buyers themselves.

it isn't enough to have every book chris has written, having more copies of moore for that perfect birthday, christmas, hanukah, any day gift is a requirement, for laughter really does heal all ills.

if you like terry pratchett, neil gaiman, carl haisen, stanislaw lem, doug adams, william shakespeare or any number of brilliant minds, this is an author you must add to your collection!  (be forewarned, though, because once you begin to read chris moore, you will absolutely crave moore!  soon, your bookshelves will hold duplicate complete sets: one for you and one for lending!]

so, here's some fun weird chris moore stuff as a bonus...

on "bite me: a love story" and "sacre bleu"

on comic timing and the spoken word

for portugal

and, on fool...

and, as an extra bonus, here are his tour dates - if you can make it to one of his signings, i guarantee it is nothing like you've ever seen before (unless you have already BEEN to one of his signings).  he doesn't read - he talks about writing - and politics - and people - and stories.  and, as an extra bonus, he is a staunch liberal progressive democrat and brilliant comedian.

[um.  one little thing here, folks.  if you post on his facebook page, do NOT tell him to get back to work!  he will block you in a heartbeat.  that is (rightly so) his hot button - he actually interacts with people, gets to know folks but gets very miffed when people tell him to get back to work!  oh, he has two fb pages...]

not going to count how many times i've used the word brilliant in this diary - suffice it to say, it is insufficient to describe the amazing authorguy, christopher moore!

 

8:33 PM PT: UPDATE!!!  i just found the link to the live staged reading of excerpts of FOOL by the shakespeare theatre of new jersey!  you can download part one and part two and enjoy the audio fun of hearing a great company do a fantastic readers theatre production of this hilarious melding of all of shakespeare's works into the story of lear as told as a comedy instead of tragedy!


Originally posted to Readers and Book Lovers on Mon Mar 26, 2012 at 08:00 PM PDT.

Also republished by DKOMA and Community Spotlight.

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  •  I've read about 5 of his books, and have another (11+ / 0-)

    5 I've bought and are in my stack to read. He's groovy good.

    "Come on, Maude, the human wang is a beautiful thing" Homer J. Simpson

    by BFSkinner on Mon Mar 26, 2012 at 08:09:00 PM PDT

    •  which ones have you read? and do you have (2+ / 0-)
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      a favorite?  (that is SUCH a hard question - my answer always depends on which day and what time it is.)

      EdriesShop - heart and jade old stock up to 50% off - tonite only! insulin, vet bills and fuel gaskets, oh my! Is GlowNZ back yet?

      by edrie on Mon Mar 26, 2012 at 09:24:11 PM PDT

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      •  Mine is usually (5+ / 0-)
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        the one I just read.  I do want to mention Fool though, since the diarist didn't.  It's a marvelous remake of King Lear.

        If the Republicans ever find out that Barack Obama favors respiration, we'll be a one-party system inside two minutes. - Alan Lewis

        by MadRuth on Tue Mar 27, 2012 at 03:40:48 AM PDT

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        •  It is interesting to read Fool (3+ / 0-)
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          in light of how important Stephen Colbert and Jon Stewart have become to our political discourse.  The function of a Court Jester was to act as a check on power and to do it in the guise of comedy since no other checks could be allowed without posing a threat.

          And then, of course, there's all the shagging.

          Newt Gingrich: Believes marriage is between one man and a series of ever younger women. Wife #1 born ~ 1936, divorced when in her mid-40s...Wife #2 born ~1947, divorced when in her mid-40s...Wife #3 born ~1966.

          by trillian on Tue Mar 27, 2012 at 09:45:40 AM PDT

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          •  yep - moore combines his political (1+ / 0-)
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            astuteness among all that funny.

            as a subscriber to his tweets, i am guaranteed multiple laughter episodes daily - when i get a new one that i don't "get" - i hit the news search and find the relevant political or news item that matches.  how he keeps up with everything and STILL has time to write just blows me away!

            (and then, there's the meerkat pizza delivery guys!)

            EdriesShop - heart and jade old stock up to 50% off - tonite only! insulin, vet bills and fuel gaskets, oh my! Is GlowNZ back yet?

            by edrie on Tue Mar 27, 2012 at 11:51:20 AM PDT

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          •  I gave Fool to an Englishman neighbour to read (2+ / 0-)
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            He loved it and gushed about passing it around to his family. I must admit I never read King Lear, although the story is familiar, but I loved every bit of Fool and found a respect in his treatment of the Bard's story.

            •  chris makes you want to dig out your dusty (2+ / 0-)
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              copy of the bard, doesn't he!  i've seen lear but not read it - what cracks me up is that shakespeare wrote it as a tragedy - chris turned it into a wonderful comedy with such treats as the three witches from hamlet making an appearance along with other characters from will's books.

              not only do chris's characters cross binders, so do shakespeare's characters when chris is telling the story!

              EdriesShop - heart and jade old stock up to 50% off - tonite only! insulin, vet bills and fuel gaskets, oh my! Is GlowNZ back yet?

              by edrie on Tue Mar 27, 2012 at 02:19:44 PM PDT

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      •  A Dirty Job (5+ / 0-)
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        for sure!! How can you NOT love a character named Minty Fresh??

        "On a normal dog day, I can sit still for hours on end with no effort." enzo, The Art of Racing in the Rain

        by rebereads on Tue Mar 27, 2012 at 05:42:43 AM PDT

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        •  Surprisingly moving, as well as funny. (4+ / 0-)
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          I don't particularly like the squirrel people sub-theme, but I love the rest of the book enough to go along with it.  It is fantasy and comedy (a difficult combination to pull off successfully), but with very honest emotions, like all of Moore's books.  There's a sweetness at the heart of his books that is not at all saccharine but that instead works with the humor to speak to the deep questions.

          I tend to re-read A Dirty Job when I'm feeling pessimistic and want to smile.

          And Minty Fresh is great!

        •  and, of course, abby - and her (1+ / 0-)
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          fucksocks and fuckstockings (BOTH styles i happily own and proudly wear!)

          having abby in the vampire trilogy and a dirty job is just so much fun.  when jody makes her cameo in a dirty job, that is just too delicious, too.

          reading each book of chris is like going on a great treasure hunt for crossover character appearances.

          EdriesShop - heart and jade old stock up to 50% off - tonite only! insulin, vet bills and fuel gaskets, oh my! Is GlowNZ back yet?

          by edrie on Tue Mar 27, 2012 at 11:53:01 AM PDT

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      •  Fool. (4+ / 0-)
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        and Fluke. But Fool was wonderful

        AND WHY ARE WE STILL TALKING ABOUT HEALTH CARE IN 2011? -- Susan from 29

        by voracious on Tue Mar 27, 2012 at 07:39:04 AM PDT

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      •  The only fantasy author I read (4+ / 0-)
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        because of his sense of humor.

        The tone of which is similar to Hitchhiker's Guide to the Universe.

        All of which I've read, but my favorites are: Practical Demonkeeping and Bloodsucking Fiends.

        Start there, in that orde,r and you'll be ready for all that comes after.

        •  You Suck (4+ / 0-)
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          ferg, dejavu, edrie, Aunt Pat

          I sold my teen son on Moore's vampire trilogy by telling him it was the anti-Twilight.  He's enjoying the heck out of You Suck.

          Bowling in the aisles of a grocery store at night with frozen turkeys...what's not to love?

          Newt Gingrich: Believes marriage is between one man and a series of ever younger women. Wife #1 born ~ 1936, divorced when in her mid-40s...Wife #2 born ~1947, divorced when in her mid-40s...Wife #3 born ~1966.

          by trillian on Tue Mar 27, 2012 at 09:48:56 AM PDT

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          •  the fun thing is at the signings to see the (1+ / 0-)
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            number of young people who are totally moore fans.  chris is an amazing human who not only interacts with the readers (as he once said, when you spend several hours reading his books, you then know him...) but he remembers names, people, their interests (the second time we met, he remembered both my name AND my horse!).  

            seeing him at a signing is like a night of comedy with a good read thrown in for good measure!  

            the best part of the signings are his political commentaries - he nails it every time!

            EdriesShop - heart and jade old stock up to 50% off - tonite only! insulin, vet bills and fuel gaskets, oh my! Is GlowNZ back yet?

            by edrie on Tue Mar 27, 2012 at 12:02:17 PM PDT

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        •  yep - actually, starting anywhere (1+ / 0-)
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          gets you hooked!  then, going back to the beginning of his books, start there and enjoy!

          EdriesShop - heart and jade old stock up to 50% off - tonite only! insulin, vet bills and fuel gaskets, oh my! Is GlowNZ back yet?

          by edrie on Tue Mar 27, 2012 at 11:59:55 AM PDT

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  •  hope you all enjoy the videos - chris is (6+ / 0-)
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    one of the smartest and funniest writers you can hear.

    there are more online - just didn't want to overload yall at the beginning.

    would love to hear others who've read him and what you think about your favorite moore book.

    EdriesShop - heart and jade old stock up to 50% off - tonite only! insulin, vet bills and fuel gaskets, oh my! Is GlowNZ back yet?

    by edrie on Mon Mar 26, 2012 at 08:10:55 PM PDT

    •  I was fortunate to see him at City Arts & Lectures (3+ / 0-)
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      in San Francisco a few years back.  A really lively, entertaining interview.  Sometimes humorous authors can be a bit dry in conversation - they are geared toward crafting humor and have an easier time expressing it in print.  Other times, their sense of humor comes through in everything they say... they almost can't help themselves but to be funny.  He was one of the latter.  He has a fine sense of the absurd.

      •  april 3rd - van ness - first stop on (1+ / 0-)
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        sacre bleu signing - then the 24th, he's back at keplers in menlo park.  if you get there, let me know - would love to meet you!

        EdriesShop - heart and jade old stock up to 50% off - tonite only! insulin, vet bills and fuel gaskets, oh my! Is GlowNZ back yet?

        by edrie on Tue Mar 27, 2012 at 12:03:04 PM PDT

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    •  He's replaced Vonnegut for me (2+ / 0-)
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      That only means that I'm still looking for more of his books to read. I read everything Vonnegut wrote and felt he spoke directly to me through his writing. Chris Moore is different, in that his hair brained ideas are expressed in such vivid and excellent writing, yet he's tearing down pretence and arrogance, while cracking you up every page.
      Thank you for the videos, I'm going to enjoy them now.

      •  follow him on fb and sign up (1+ / 0-)
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        for his tweets - but a word of warning - he is up at all hours so when the muse strikes, he tweets - sometimes at 2am.

        but, then, i'm always up then so it is refreshing to know that a genius nearby is at work!

        EdriesShop - heart and jade old stock up to 50% off - tonite only! insulin, vet bills and fuel gaskets, oh my! Is GlowNZ back yet?

        by edrie on Tue Mar 27, 2012 at 02:23:11 PM PDT

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  •  I've only read Lamb, thought it was great. (5+ / 0-)
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    He's coming to my city so I'll try to attend.

    •  oh, you have such a treasure trove ahead of you (8+ / 0-)

      to read!  each is different in its outlook - but the most fun is seeing characters jump binders.  as he says in one of his interviews, the folks who read and go to his signings and do facebook (which he reads and responds, btw), ask when we'll see another book with tucker or raziel or roberto - so he works them into the next one.

      his first book, practical demonkeeping, has the demon, catch, show up again in lamb as one of the wise men's conjurings.

      tucker case and roberto, (fruitbat in ray-bans), appear in stupidest angel and the blues man is in both practical demonkeeping and lust lizard.

      dirty job has a mystery woman with red hair appear that we later learn in the vampire trilogy is jody.  

      then, there are his bringing in characters from real life - like the emperor and his dogs.  those dogs have a monument in san francisco honoring them - and the emperor was also a real figure.

      this is what makes sacre bleu so exciting - he is looking at the impressionists from van gogh to toulouse lautrec and more.  you feel like you are really IN his books - the imagery is so vivid.

      EdriesShop - heart and jade old stock up to 50% off - tonite only! insulin, vet bills and fuel gaskets, oh my! Is GlowNZ back yet?

      by edrie on Mon Mar 26, 2012 at 08:26:11 PM PDT

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  •  Comment from the co-editor (6+ / 0-)
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    I am not as familiar with Christopher Moore as I should be, but that is what the series is all about and I guess I'll have to hunt down a copy of Lust Lizard Dismayingly, he won't be doing any readings in the fair state of Michigan...don't know why, doesn't he like appropriately sized trees?. . .so I'll have to watch the videos.
       More seriously we can't expect Edrie to come up with an informative and fascinating diary every week, so I must reiterate our invitation for Kossacks out there to contribute to this weekly series of favorite authors. I'll give you a free link to this groovy picture that starts the series. You get to tell everyone on the site what you like to read and why. Amaze your friends, piss off your enemies, and contribute to the decadence of this great land of ours.

    An empty head is not really empty; it is stuffed with rubbish. Hence the difficulty of forcing anything into an empty head. -- Eric Hoffer

    by MichiganChet on Mon Mar 26, 2012 at 08:26:09 PM PDT

    •  8^) WHAT! i'm just getting STARTED! (2+ / 0-)
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      seriously, though, i'd love to hear from others about their favorite authors - i already know all of mine and would love to read some other ones.

      oh, sorry, chet, but i downsized the pic for this one - i was so wordy and whiney that i needed more room to grouse about the disappearing tome.  grrrrrrrrr.

      if someone has a fav they want to share, just pm me or chet and we'll get you on the schedule for monday at 8pst (11est).

      EdriesShop - heart and jade old stock up to 50% off - tonite only! insulin, vet bills and fuel gaskets, oh my! Is GlowNZ back yet?

      by edrie on Mon Mar 26, 2012 at 08:30:30 PM PDT

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  •  My all-time favorite campire novel (4+ / 0-)
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    is a children's book called Bunnicula--it's ones adult can read to kids and laugh just as hard as the kids.  The sequels are The Celery Stalks at Midnight and Howliday Inn.  Bunnicula is a vampire rabbit whoi drains vegetables....

    The last time we mixed religion and politics people got burned at the stake.

    by irishwitch on Mon Mar 26, 2012 at 08:38:42 PM PDT

    •  ooooh! do you want to do next week? (1+ / 0-)
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      that sound like so much fun!  

      EdriesShop - heart and jade old stock up to 50% off - tonite only! insulin, vet bills and fuel gaskets, oh my! Is GlowNZ back yet?

      by edrie on Mon Mar 26, 2012 at 08:56:52 PM PDT

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      •  Not really. We're a little (2+ / 0-)
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        tied up with MiL having cancer and if I am lucky I can write a diary once a week. So, thanks but no.

        It is hilarious. The cat has heard you kill vampires by driving a steak through its heart--so he steals a T-bone and tries to drive that...and gets caught with the steak.

        The last time we mixed religion and politics people got burned at the stake.

        by irishwitch on Tue Mar 27, 2012 at 09:56:22 AM PDT

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        •  understand about the time thing. (0+ / 0-)

          maybe down the road when you have breathing room - we're trying to keep this on-going so we can all share our favs - but sharing here in the comments is also good.

          healing thoughts to MiL - give her copies of chris' books - laughter has healing properties and she will definitely laugh her way through treatment with his books!

          EdriesShop - heart and jade old stock up to 50% off - tonite only! insulin, vet bills and fuel gaskets, oh my! Is GlowNZ back yet?

          by edrie on Tue Mar 27, 2012 at 12:05:24 PM PDT

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          •  I don't think they'd be her cup of tea. (1+ / 0-)
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            She's a 78-year-old Southern lady. I passed on a Jo Beverley novel which is fluff--she's into romances.  I tend to buy romances, horror, sf, fantasy and urban fantasy--not her cup of tea.  She really hates blood and gore, so Ihave to be careful.

            The last time we mixed religion and politics people got burned at the stake.

            by irishwitch on Tue Mar 27, 2012 at 09:00:01 PM PDT

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            •  he - i'm a 67 (almost) southern lady and (0+ / 0-)

              my sister is a 72 yr old - she loves moores books as much as i do.  some of the moore books would work - others, not so much.  she might like a coyote blue or fluke - and lamb is across the board a winner.  friends who are very religious love that book to pieces - they have bought many copies to share with their friends, chaplains, priests, preachers.  that one is across all ages and beliefs.

              EdriesShop - heart and jade old stock up to 50% off - tonite only! insulin, vet bills and fuel gaskets, oh my! Is GlowNZ back yet?

              by edrie on Wed Mar 28, 2012 at 01:28:33 AM PDT

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              •  Just not her thing AT ALL. (0+ / 0-)

                ANd if he's the one who wrote the one about the vampire strippers--not mine, either. ANd I LOVE horror with a sense of humor, just not the style of that book.

                Actually I have one I want to write called "Dead Nude Girls".  One of the characters is getting her degree in some esoteric field at MIT, and she was turned by a customer.  Owner of strip club is also a vamp, and he hired her as ma vamp. My vamps can walk around during the day.  Before she was turned, she was too tall, too thin, and wore heavy glasses--astigmatism made contacts not a possibility--and after she turned, she became her "best self" and is great-looking tall blonde. SHe loves her job because the guys tip well and no one touches the staff when your bouncers are werewolves, people are very polite). ANd she can attend MIT classes too--she makes much more at this job than she did waitressing.

                The last time we mixed religion and politics people got burned at the stake.

                by irishwitch on Wed Mar 28, 2012 at 12:53:31 PM PDT

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                •  not vampire strippers - vampire parrots, though (0+ / 0-)

                  you should check out bloodsucking fiends - there is the classic turkey bowling in the safeway at night after the store closes - the homeless guy whose cat is HUGE (chet), the proverbial battle for good and evil - within the vampire ranks, themselves...  

                  it isnot your typical vampire story (trilogy) at all!  here's the first chapter from chris' site - it will give you an idea of what he is writing about - NOT your typical vampire, blood-sucking fiend by any sort!

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                  by edrie on Wed Mar 28, 2012 at 02:42:54 PM PDT

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                  •  Mine tend to be semi-traditional vamps, but (0+ / 0-)

                    with a light touch. If I write it, it will deal with a unit from F.B>I.'s PSI )Psychic and Supernatural Investigations). The sequel would be title "Ain't Nothing But a Hound Dog"--he's a pooka (Mom was Irish) from a family of Cajun Loup Garous. Basically he turns into a 350 pound black Irish wolfhound.

                    I'll check it out.

                    The last time we mixed religion and politics people got burned at the stake.

                    by irishwitch on Wed Mar 28, 2012 at 06:17:43 PM PDT

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                    •  sounds like fun! no pressure on when it (0+ / 0-)

                      would need to be - we can schedule it anytime that you want - no pressure!  

                      heh - your 350 lb black irish wolfhound reminded me of the hellhound in good omens, the prophecies of agnes nutter, witch (by terry pratchett and neil gaiman).   the story of when the hellhound gets his name is absolutely hysterical!

                      that's another good book, if you haven't already read it.  that one is where the son of god and son of satan are accidentallly switched at birth and the nuns who try to correct the mistake 10 years later.

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                      by edrie on Thu Mar 29, 2012 at 12:19:41 AM PDT

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                      •  I've read it and loved it. (1+ / 0-)
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                        The last time we mixed religion and politics people got burned at the stake.

                        by irishwitch on Thu Mar 29, 2012 at 11:04:55 AM PDT

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                        •  chris moore reminds me so much of (0+ / 0-)

                          pratchett and gaiman's wonderful book - his sense of humor is equally twisted - that's what makes the reading so much fun.

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                          by edrie on Thu Mar 29, 2012 at 11:30:38 AM PDT

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                          •  I've tried to read other Pratchett books (0+ / 0-)

                            and they bore me. Tried to read American Gods by Gaiman and gave up; may try it again. I prefer the old Fletcher Pratt and Sprague de Camp Magician series.

                            The last time we mixed religion and politics people got burned at the stake.

                            by irishwitch on Thu Mar 29, 2012 at 12:07:03 PM PDT

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                          •  with pratchett, the discworld series (0+ / 0-)

                            should really be read initially in sequence.  that way, you already know the characters - if read out of sequence, they don't carry the jokes as well.

                            haven't read american gods yet - and havent read fletcher pratt and sprague de camp magician series - will add to the list.

                            have you read any of stanislaw lem? his star diaries is a riot - womderful satire of the human condition.  hmmmm - must do that one for a fav author submission.

                            when i read star diaries, i was commuting vis long island rail road to nyc daily - i started the book and found i would be gasping for breath, tears streaming down my face and when people around me looked concerned, all i could do was point to the book between the gulps of air and guffawing.

                            great read!  what is so amazing about lem is that he was polish and his books lost nothing in the translation from polish to english.

                            one of his books,solaris,was made into a film that still has good response from new audiences.

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                            by edrie on Thu Mar 29, 2012 at 06:03:28 PM PDT

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  •  taking a break to go feed mr. tee... (2+ / 0-)
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    back as soon as food and shots are done.

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    by edrie on Mon Mar 26, 2012 at 09:24:58 PM PDT

  •  nite all. it's been a long, stressful week - (2+ / 0-)
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    i'm heading to bed.  hope that those who wander by will check out the links and find some laughter to fill their days!

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    by edrie on Mon Mar 26, 2012 at 11:02:02 PM PDT

  •  Christopher Moore (6+ / 0-)

    is one of the funniest writers alive.

  •  The Stupidest Angel: A Heartwarming Tale (5+ / 0-)
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    Of Christmas Terror made me laugh so hard I pulled something.

    I always reread it in December.

    Three be the things I shall never attain: Envy, Content, and sufficient champagne. --Dorothy Parker

    by M Sullivan on Tue Mar 27, 2012 at 06:25:08 AM PDT

  •  Agreed! (5+ / 0-)
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    I've lost SO many copies of Lamb by loaning them out...can't even count them.  The author guy is the greatest.

    Read A Dirty Job not too long after my mom died.... this silly, funny story moved me to tears.  I wrote to Mr. Moore and thanked him, he had the grace to reply.  I'm a fan.

    •  i now just buy extras and get him to sign (1+ / 0-)
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      them to the "noobie" - i never worry about what to gift my friends now - i just give them moore laughter!

      i also took a dirty job home with me last year after mom died.  found myself looking for "life vessels" - and i found hers in the form of her tweezers.  (we both genetically have that obnoxious hair on the chinny chin chin problem).  those tweezers give me great comfort and smiles on a regular basis!

      after my cousin died (right after the book came out) i also found great comfort in that book.  it is truly special.

      at one signing, someone asked him which book to start with - he said either lamb or a dirty job.  i think that is the best place to start - it really gives the new reader insight into his view of the universe.

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      by edrie on Tue Mar 27, 2012 at 12:12:21 PM PDT

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  •  Wow, what great timing -- (4+ / 0-)
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    I had finally gotten around to reading Terry Pratchett's novels about a year ago, and devoured them.  Alas, I finished the last of them recently.  I was lost, bereft, casting about for a new author to fall in love with.  

    A few days ago I came across "A Dirty Job."  It looked like something I'd love if it's done well, or absolutely hate if it fell short.  

    Loved it.  A tea party with Daddy and a pair of hellhounds?  Minty Fresh?  What's not to love?  

    And the ending -- wow.

    Finished it the night before last.  Started on Fluke yesterday.  

    Thanks for the book tour info!  

    •  that's funny - i found chris right after (1+ / 0-)
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      i finished all of terry's books, too.  i'd broken my back coming off sani (NOT his fault, btw) and was stuck in a clamshell for four months with instructions to stay bedbound for a month (that lasted two days).

      i read the entire disc world series, all of terry's children's books, re-read good omens and was looking for something else to read.  i stumbled onto lust lizard and was laughing so hard after reading the inner jacket blurb that the book never left my hands.  from there, i devoured every one of his books and when i was through, i was totally dismayed.

      out of having no more moore, i kicked off an email to him via his publisher with the wail that i was stuck with a broken back and when i read his books, i didn't need painkillers because i was laughing so hard i forgot i hurt!  i ended saying, "i NEED MORE MOOORE!!!"

      imagine my surprise when a day later, i got a personal email from chris telling me that his next one had just gone to the publisher (fluke) and so now all i needed to do was concentrate on getting well."

      wow.  

      after fluke came out, i went to a signing to get him to sign fluke (and all the others).  when i told him my name, he looked at me funny and said, "you fell off your horse!"  again,  wow!

      he signed the book "i'm glad you're not broke!"  the next book signing, i walked up and he said, "you're edrie!  that's scary - i remember your name!"  we laughed and this book he signed, "i'm STiLL glad you're not broke!"

      this is a person worth adding into your circle of contacts in the human realm.  you'll never regret meeting this astounding person.

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      by edrie on Tue Mar 27, 2012 at 12:18:18 PM PDT

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  •  Lust Lizard (6+ / 0-)

    The scene where the giant lizard tries to mate with the gasoline truck . . . when it blew up the lizard says, "She could have just said NO . . . "

    LOLOLOLOLOL!

    Sometimes . . . I feel . . . like a redneck with chopsticks . . . Dreaming of squirrel while I'm sucking down squid . . .

    by Pale Jenova on Tue Mar 27, 2012 at 06:58:47 AM PDT

    •  that's my favorite line, too. (1+ / 0-)
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      it's how i frequently describe the book - along with steve's devouring those who come door to door while taking on the shape of a double wide trailer to heal from the burns... poor jehovah's witnesses!   8^)

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      by edrie on Tue Mar 27, 2012 at 12:19:23 PM PDT

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  •  I LOVE Christopher Moore (3+ / 0-)
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    I first read Lamb, then The Lust Lizard of Melancholy Cover, then Practical Demonkeeping, then took a break from Moore to cram in The Hunger Games series, and now I'm working on The Island of the Sequined Love Nun.

    Absolutely delightful, funny and smart.

  •  I've read Coyote Blue & Lust Lizard (3+ / 0-)
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    I like the mix of humor and depression themes that seem to play well off of each other and his imaginative plots. I'd definitely recommend them and will probably read "more" of his stuff.

    •  a dirty job is about "beta males" - and (1+ / 0-)
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      about a truly different look at death and dying.

      read them all - the only depression you'll suffer is if you run out of moore before the new one is at the presses.  but, then, re-reading is almost as much fun since you already know what's coming.

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      by edrie on Tue Mar 27, 2012 at 12:21:54 PM PDT

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  •  Want a diary on the food guy (3+ / 0-)
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    Or maybe backup food guy. For your next diary.

    Stupidest Angel is my favorite. Not only  my favorite Christopher Moore book, but my favorite holiday book of any kind.

    "What is essential is invisible to the eye." www.thefoxfoot.com

    by greywolfe359 on Tue Mar 27, 2012 at 08:29:38 AM PDT

    •  i will be sure to add a "bonus chapter" (1+ / 0-)
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      on the food guy and backup food guy and the dogs that love them when i do the review of sacre bleu.

      again, did you get the second edition with the bonus story at the end?  it was the second printing and chris decided to add a little "christmas present" for us the second go round.

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      by edrie on Tue Mar 27, 2012 at 12:23:10 PM PDT

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  •  i love christopher moore (5+ / 0-)

    every since practical demonkeeping.  lamb was great.  i can't pick a favorite, they're all faves.

    Republicans ARE cooties!

    by labwitchy on Tue Mar 27, 2012 at 08:35:23 AM PDT

    •  did you know that the demon catch (2+ / 0-)
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      is also in lamb?  check out who is a servant of the wise man, balthazar.

      i love the snarkiness of catch - almost endears him to ya.

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      by edrie on Tue Mar 27, 2012 at 12:26:47 PM PDT

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      •  it's been sometime since i've read (3+ / 0-)
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        lamb.  it's on my nightstand to re-read.  i read fool recently and am waiting on his next novel to be released.  it's on pre-order.

        Republicans ARE cooties!

        by labwitchy on Tue Mar 27, 2012 at 12:37:53 PM PDT

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        •  april 3rd - one more week - actually, (2+ / 0-)
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          one more week and 9 hrs and 39 minutes... but i'm not counting - nope.

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          by edrie on Tue Mar 27, 2012 at 02:21:20 PM PDT

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          •  LOL i was just thinking the same (3+ / 0-)
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            my copy of the newest christopher fowler arrived today and i checked the bookstore regarding the new moore.  it's on pre-order too so, it will arrive the day it is released.  

            oh boy, good stuff to read, i was running low.  good in a way, but, a re-reading of lamb will have to wait.  not long though.  

            i need to vote in the poll for lamb.

            Republicans ARE cooties!

            by labwitchy on Tue Mar 27, 2012 at 03:15:39 PM PDT

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            •  lizard - dead - alive - dead - alive. (2+ / 0-)
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              i love the intro to lamb.  it sets the stage beautifully!

              christopher fowler - not familiar with his works.  want to do a favorite authors diary on him?

              michiganchet and i are soliciting new contributors, ya know!

              and if you like chris, i know i'll like the other chris, too.  funny how the moore readers sort of define our outlook on the world by his vision.  8^)  i feel like i know all of his readers - for we share the same "sick mind".

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              by edrie on Tue Mar 27, 2012 at 04:18:30 PM PDT

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              •  when do you need the diary? (3+ / 0-)
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                i have a GUS diary for tomorrow.

                i can do it another day though.  

                just tell me when and i'll start roughing one out.

                mr. fowler writes the "peculiar crimes" series.  they're very quirky mysteries in london.  they're fun.

                Republicans ARE cooties!

                by labwitchy on Tue Mar 27, 2012 at 05:36:49 PM PDT

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                •  how about next monday - our regularly scheduled (3+ / 0-)
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                  favorite authors!  pm me and i'll have michiganchet send you our cover photo.

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                  by edrie on Tue Mar 27, 2012 at 06:00:29 PM PDT

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                  •  my allergies are acting up right now (1+ / 0-)
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                    so, basically i'm off the air until tomorrow, but i'll pm you then and start working on a peculiar crimes mysteries diary.  

                    this should be fun.  thanks for the invite.

                    Republicans ARE cooties!

                    by labwitchy on Tue Mar 27, 2012 at 07:08:38 PM PDT

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                    •  looking forward to having your diary (1+ / 0-)
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                      and input!  i love crime stories - and the more peculiar, the better!

                      will look forward to your diary.  oh, you can write it anytime and we'll schedule it to go live at 8pm pst (11pm est) next monday.

                      hope your allergies get better.  fortunately, tee's blood sugar seems to be quieter tonite - hoping it stays that way through the night.  several sleepless ones monitoring my baby dog.  it started the nite my horse colicked - then tee wouldn't eat.

                      i think he ate some grass at the barn and i didn't catch him and stop him.  upset his tummy and threw him off his regular diet.  

                      sani pony is now fine but sulking because i'm making him wear his cribbing collar again to stop swallowing air and getting gas colicks - and tee is FINALLY not scaring the bejessus out of me.

                      catch up with you later,

                      e

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                      by edrie on Wed Mar 28, 2012 at 01:22:13 AM PDT

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                      •  horses, such magnificent creatures (2+ / 0-)
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                        with such complicated digestion problems. since food only moves one way in a horse's digestive tract, i know collick can be dangerous, otherwise i know little about them and their size intimidates me LOL.  i love to watch horses though.

                        i hope both your doggy and your horse feel better soon.  poor doggy

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                        by labwitchy on Wed Mar 28, 2012 at 06:41:13 AM PDT

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                        •  slowly getting better - he still doesn't want to (1+ / 0-)
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                          eat - that is worrisome as he has always had a voracious appetite.  i can "spork feed" him but that he is turning his nose up really worries me.

                          as for horse tummies and guts - 50-75 feet of small intestines and if they get a twist, that part becomes necrotic, and then either surgury or euthanasia are the only options.  to be so big and majestic, they are still quite fragile.  we take them out of the wild and confine them so they can't run free and add artificial feeding schedules (all day when free - twice to three times when kept confined) and the problems begin.

                          fortunately, sani has a very large paddock to play in and he gets turned out to kick up his heels as well as ridden.  

                          don't be intimidated by their size, though - they are really "pocket ponies" - they love to be in your pocket! (cuz that's where the treats are usually found!).  they are incredibly gentle and intelligent and wise.  we can learn so much from them just by spending time with them and watching and interacting.

                          for example, did you know that when horses live in a herd, if two get into a squabble/dispute/fight - there is always a "peacemaker" who intercedes between the two who are fighting and works to bring them back into harmony.  

                          it makes sense, because the herd is dependent on all it's members in the wild to survive!

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                          by edrie on Wed Mar 28, 2012 at 11:37:57 AM PDT

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                          •  i didn't know this about horses. (1+ / 0-)
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                            someone always tells me not to be intimidated by their size, but it's never someone i absolutely trust.  i wish i knew you and your animals, or someone in the area who i trusted and who loves the animals like you do.

                            i love to watch horses though.  i think they are so wonderful and have truly always wanted to know them better.  maybe i'll find someone someday who is as knowledgeable and would be as wise as you are.  

                            i've spoken to a kossack who has a thoroughbred (rescued) and she's enamored with horses and speaks so well and interestingly of them.  

                            i remember, as a kid, i wanted one so badly.  didn't we all ? LOL.

                            i hope today is a better day for your furry and sleek friends.

                            Republicans ARE cooties!

                            by labwitchy on Thu Mar 29, 2012 at 06:49:37 AM PDT

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                          •  if you get to the bay area, i'll introduce you (2+ / 0-)
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                            to sani and his friends.  

                            people often say that horses are "dumb" - but, the reality is that they have already decided that person (who makes the comment) is too stupid to talk to.  so, they ignore them - and when you have 1200 lbs of "ignore" - you are so "ignored" that you don't exist!

                            8^)

                            tee is still on the cusp.  he hasn't decided whether to go or stay - after coaxing, he did eat this morning but he is really slowing down and is debating the issue of staying or moving on.

                            i try to influence that decision without making him stay when he would be in pain.  the very high spike in his sugar without a specific reason isn't a good sign.  but, he's bounce back before - so i have hope.

                            bay area - california - would love to meet you!

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                            by edrie on Thu Mar 29, 2012 at 11:29:25 AM PDT

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                          •  my labradors and myself are all (1+ / 0-)
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                            sending tee healing strength and light.  

                            we lost two labs in two years so i know you are trying to be strong.

                            unfortunately i'm in texas, the nasty repub state.  maybe i can get back out to the bay area some time soon.  

                            Republicans ARE cooties!

                            by labwitchy on Thu Mar 29, 2012 at 03:46:01 PM PDT

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                          •  when you do, let me know! (1+ / 0-)
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                            i finally got bubby to eat last nite - but i'm concerned that we have reached the end of his path this go round.

                            thanks for the healing - we can use all the support we can get if we can make it through this time.

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                            by edrie on Thu Mar 29, 2012 at 06:49:04 PM PDT

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  •  I've read (2+ / 0-)
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    every single book he has ever published. And Amazon will be shipping Sacre Blue as soon as it is out. Here on the island it is like a contest to see who gets it first.

    If peace is to prevail we all have to become foes of violence.

    by spacejam on Tue Mar 27, 2012 at 09:22:33 AM PDT

    •  check out the sneak preview of (1+ / 0-)
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      the first two chapters linked in the diary.

      sacre bleu is french, btw, i started typing blue, too, until i caught myself.  it is the color "sacred blue" used in so many religious paintings and chris explains more about this color in the previewed chapters - along with vincent's death and the other characters we will get to know in the full edition.

      can't wait!

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      by edrie on Tue Mar 27, 2012 at 12:28:35 PM PDT

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  •  Oh what a joy it is to share a book with a child (2+ / 0-)
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    I don't quite understand where this guy fits, but my daughter grew up with a Mother who read every chance she got, and if my child was misbehaving, I would tell her that there would be no book at nap time or bed time.  Worked every time.  When Harry Potter came out, I got to read the first 4 books out loud to my daughter, and we both loved them so much, we counted the days until the next one arrived.  It is a joy to read to children, to use different voices and to make any story a fun one just by the inflection of a sweet or angry or frightened voice.  Books we also LOVED:  The Giant Jam Sandwich, a book that is all in rhyme and is about some wasps that came to a small town and the very inventive way the town got rid of them.  ANYTHING Dr. Seuss.  He is fabulous.  Go back as an adult and read Yertle the turtle, The Kings Stilts, Horton Hears a Who, Horton Hatches an Egg, then Stellaluna the fruit bat who loses her family and becomes adopted by a bird family.  It has so many life lessons in it and is such a beautifully illustrated story.  Anything by Roald Dahl.  James and the Giant Peach, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory and our ALL TIME FAVORITE BOOK, Danny, the Champion of the World.  We were mesmerized by this book and read it at least four or five times when she was young.  You don't have to be a kid or read to a kid to love all these books.  They are all fabulous and fun and sometimes, to read Harry Potter gives you such a lift, same with Roald Dahl.  Reading is SO much better than watching tv, you will be amazed.  You!!

    "My Momma always taught me to play by the rules, and if you don't that's called cheatin'." - Donna Brazile

    by jjmn on Tue Mar 27, 2012 at 09:33:39 AM PDT

    •  you might want to wait til the kids are teens - (1+ / 0-)
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      there is a whole lot'o shaggin' goin' on in most of his books - in a fun, playful sort of way!

      biff, christ's childhood pal hung around for the girls who were hung up on josh because he had to say no - so biff did him a favor and shared what the experiences were like.

      chris is like a seuss for adults without the metered syncopation.

      did you see michiganchet's diary last week?  he did dr. seuss.

      i love the harry potter series - it was so heartening to see kids lined up for hours prior to a release and then see them dive headlong into the books the minute they had their hands on them.  good books teach.  the harry potter series is so important because it tells young people that adults are not always fair, not always right, not always trustworthy - that they have to make up their own minds as to what adults say and do and who they are.

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      by edrie on Tue Mar 27, 2012 at 12:32:17 PM PDT

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      •  Who's books has shagging going on? (0+ / 0-)

        Not in any I mentioned.

        "My Momma always taught me to play by the rules, and if you don't that's called cheatin'." - Donna Brazile

        by jjmn on Wed Mar 28, 2012 at 07:11:23 PM PDT

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        •  fool, lots of shagging... (0+ / 0-)

          the stupidest angel - in the graveyard (with the occupants down under complaining profusely about it).

          lust lizard - shagging a gasoline tanker truck.

          oh, i'm sure i'm missing lots more - and, yes, biff - in lamb... cuz josh wouldn't or couldn't because of his destiny.

          but, it's all very CLEAN shagging - very respectful and very delightful.  8^)

          EdriesShop - heart and jade old stock up to 50% off - tonite only! insulin, vet bills and fuel gaskets, oh my! Is GlowNZ back yet?

          by edrie on Thu Mar 29, 2012 at 12:27:01 AM PDT

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  •  I adore Christopher Moore (2+ / 0-)
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    edrie, Aunt Pat

    The vampire trilogy audio books have to be experienced, they really do. And the audio version of Fool was beyond excellent. I like to listen on my mp3 player when doing tedious things like weeding etc. And the actors who did those books are just too good.

    •  have you checked out the throx yet? (1+ / 0-)
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      Aunt Pat

      fucksox and fuckstockings - three for the price of two - and all the profits go to ms.

      that's another thing i love about chris - he could make money on those stripey sox, but, instead, he and the manufacturer ( a small shop run by a very nice guy) give all the profits to the ms foundation.

      here's a link... i love mine!  i have both pink & black and grey & black fucksox and the fuckstockingsare perfect to hide the hole in the knee of my riding britches.  

      EdriesShop - heart and jade old stock up to 50% off - tonite only! insulin, vet bills and fuel gaskets, oh my! Is GlowNZ back yet?

      by edrie on Tue Mar 27, 2012 at 12:38:02 PM PDT

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  •  This Beta-Male LOVES me some Christopher Moore (2+ / 0-)
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    edrie, Aunt Pat

    Dirty Job is to me an absolute blast.  I've gifted that book SO many times.   Gets me everytime.

    Gandhi's Seven Sins: Wealth without work; Pleasure without conscience; Knowledge without character; Commerce without morality; Science without humanity; Worship without sacrifice; Politics without principle

    by Chris Reeves on Tue Mar 27, 2012 at 11:27:03 AM PDT

    •  i think i've gifted that one, lamb, stupidest (2+ / 0-)
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      JohnB47, Aunt Pat

      angel, lust lizard (x2), practical demonkeeping and more.

      my next gift is a dirty job.  it's so much fun deciding which one goes to which person...  seeing which one will get them hooked on moore... that's the fun challenge!

      EdriesShop - heart and jade old stock up to 50% off - tonite only! insulin, vet bills and fuel gaskets, oh my! Is GlowNZ back yet?

      by edrie on Tue Mar 27, 2012 at 12:39:57 PM PDT

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  •  My favorite Moore passage: (2+ / 0-)
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    Aunt Pat, edrie

    From Bite Me:

    Next Okata found himself in the very soft and satiny world of a Victoria 's Secret boutique. It was nearly Valentine's Day, and the entire store was festooned in pink and red, with very tall mannequins standing around in very small swaths of underwear. It smelled of gardenias. Young women moved back and forth, trailing bits of silk, not really talking, each entranced with her own decoration, in and out of fitting rooms, back to shelves, touching, feeling, stroking the lace, the satin, the combed cotton, then moving on to the next soft scene. He imagined that this must be what it was like in the control room for a vagina.
    •  omigod! HOW could i have MISSED that one! (1+ / 0-)
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      Dumbo

      i read his books straight through and sometimes i find i wake up in the morning with my nose stuck between the binding.

      must have drooled onto that part and couldn't decipher the wet page.

      now, an excuse to go back and re-read that one (one of the few that i've not gotten around to for the second/third/+ reading.

      thanks for the heads up!

      EdriesShop - heart and jade old stock up to 50% off - tonite only! insulin, vet bills and fuel gaskets, oh my! Is GlowNZ back yet?

      by edrie on Wed Mar 28, 2012 at 01:33:49 AM PDT

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