8 year old Laurie

Something Fishy

My new camera has a digital fisheye effect that I thought I'd never use, but then we had this amazing sunset....



Does this remind you of something?









Like this maybe...



Or this...?

8 year old Laurie

Before

Before you read this:



You need to read this:



And please, Mr. Earley, I hope you're writing more about Jim....
8 year old Laurie

Book Love

Jo Ann Beard does more than evoke my teenage years in her new novel IN ZANESVILLE, she seems to have lived them right alongside me. No, inside me. Every observation, fleeting thought, insecurity, earnestness. An amazing book, especially if you were a teenager in the 1970s, or a teenager...ever.


8 year old Laurie

Libba Bray is a genius

I probably didn't even get your attention with that headline because...well...everyone knows Libba is a genius—evil and comic.



This book is subversive, hysterical, didactic (in a good way), and should be required reading for all teenage girls who may or may not be aware of the way our culture defines and constrains their intelligence, their abilities, their sexuality.

Best enjoyed as an audiobook so you can hear the evil genius read it herself. Libba Bray's Ladybird Hope (cough*Sarah Palin*cough) is every bit as good as Tina Fey's.

(The LA Times liked it, too: http://articles.latimes.com/2011/may/29/entertainment/la-ca-libba-bray-20110529)