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Wasilla Literature

Abebooks.com has a new book section for their on-line store: Wasilla Literature. This section features books that come from Wasilla, Alaska, hometown of Sarah Palin, the Republican VP pick. Of course, Sarah probably wants to ban all these books, except the killing ones. (For those of you who now think I am stupid, please see […]

Must NOT Read Books

The Times Online has an article entitled, 10 Books Not To Read Before You Die. It lists ten books to avoid and the reasons why. Half are Carp books by the way. I’ll also give you the spoiler by mentioning that the number one book to avoid is Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen! You […]

Olympic Reading

No, reading is one of the few things remaining that is not yet an official Olympic sport, but wait a few years. In fact, there are pretty good odds that reading in your underwear might get in, seeing as how beach volleyball got in. The title of this post does not refer to reading as […]

100 Online Reading Sites

It used to be, in the old days before Al Gore really did invent the internet, you would read a book and then put it down. Maybe sometime later you’d pick up another one. You might tell your wife about the book if it was any good or any horrible, but that was about it. […]

Top 10 Food Scenes in Children’s Literature

I think this list making thing is getting out of control. But, I suppose. somebody somewhere was just wondering what the top ten food scenes in a kid’s book were so, here you go. Several Carp books make the list.

100 New Book Classics

Entertainment Weekly has a new list of the 100 best new book classics. “New” is anything published since 1983.

Lost Book Club

Fans of the television show Lost will be happy to know that ABC has just put up a Lost Book Club discussing the various books that are either mentioned or helped in forming the plot of the show. They are even encouraging television watchers to read these books! Weird.

4th of July Reading

Slate has a post on some good reading, books and web sites, about the founding of America. Included you will find a site that documents the editorial changes to the Constitution. “That all Men are created equal and independent; that from that equal Creation they derive Rights inherent and unalienable”—that was reasonably well said. “That they are […]

1001 Books

Reading the Carp 500 is tough and takes a long time. But if you’re feeling really ambitious, here is a list of 1001 books to read before you die (which apparently means it doesn’t count if you read them after you die, which is good to know beforehand).

Cult Classics

The Telegraph has come out with a list of the 50 best cult books. “What is a cult book? We tried and failed to arrive at a definition: books often found in the pockets of murderers; books that you take very seriously when you are 17; books whose readers can be identified to all with […]