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Earworm Tuesday and Reading Wednesday are just hanging out together coincidentally this week

This week's Earworm Weekly is on the gender politics of Linda Ronstadt's version of "Different Drum": http://www.sfweekly.com/shookdown/2015/09/29/earworm-weekly-a-different-drum . Did you know that "Different Drum" was written by Michael Nesmith of Monkees fame?

Today is the twins' 7th birthday. Later this afternoon I go in to school with fruit kabobs to celebrate. We have been reading "The Last Unicorn" together, as you may recall. It's been decades since read this book, and I think the dark sardonic side of it -- especially the dialog! -- went completely over my head at the time. It's certainly going over the kids' heads, despite my attempts to relay the tone, at least, via dramatic interpretation. But we are all loving it.

I've also started reading Red Girls: The Legend of the Akakuchibas by Kazuki Sakuraba. I'm definitely intrigued so far.

At the bookstore, I am getting ready to put up my Staff Picks. So much pressure! I'm pretty sure I can handle it.

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