June 10, 2004

Read your brain quirky

People who read too many books get quirky.
from The Underground History of American Education, by John Taylor Gatto
In a good way: We resist being categorized, analyzed, demographized, and otherwise turned into good little consumers and worker bees.

I consumed a light mystery on the way to the wedding this past weekend. Mangrove Squeeze is set in Key West, so it seemed appropriate to pass on to my sister for her honeymoon there. Not terribly deep, but amusing -- a run-down guest house, Russian mafia and T-shirt shops, two homeless fellows who live in a hot dog, and an arthritic dog... beach reading for sure.

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