Friday, September 18, 2009

Fun Friday - Books I wished I'd written and the dangers of voting

After last weeks books I have a few more for you that I'd wished I'd written or at least come up with the title
I received an email from providing a link to their "Weird Book Room".

In their zeal for reform, early Protestant leaders tended to throw out Saint Benedict with the holy water. That is a mistake, writes Dennis Okholm, in Monk Habits for Everyday People. While on retreat in a Benedictine abbey, the author, a professor who was raised as a Pentecosta

The Stray Shopping Carts of Eastern North America author Julian Montague has created an elaborate classification system of abandoned shopping carts, accompanied by photographic More...
documentation of actual stray cart sightings. These sightings include bucolically littered locations such as the Niagara River Gorge (where many a cart has been pushed to its untimely death) and mundane settings that look suspiciously like a suburb near you.

Like most Americans, Steve Ettlinger eats processed foods. And, like most consumers, he often reads the ingredients label—without a clue as to what most of it means. So when his young daughter asked, Daddy, what’s polysorbate 60? he was at a loss—and determined to find out.

A few months ago I wrote on my Sunday UK Blog about the Eurovision Song contest. Something that has been around for many years and is a sort of "highlight" of the Europe TV/Music scene... that's a very big SORT OF..

Well more news this week...

Eurovision Song Contest organisers say they may ban countries from the competition if broadcasters disclose information about voters' identities.

It comes after a number of people in Azerbaijan were questioned by police after voting for a song by neighbouring Armenia in this year's contest.

Phone companies had been responsible for protecting voters' details, but now broadcasters will shoulder the burden.

Sanctions against offending countries could be a ban of up to three years.

The European Broadcasting Union (EBU) said the rule change was to ensure the protection of voters' privacy.

Last month, an Azerbaijani man told the BBC he had been accused of being unpatriotic and a "potential security threat", after he sent a text backing Armenia's song, Jan Jan.

Read how dangerous just voting can be...

Author of Young Adult Romance/Fiction book
Across the Pond


  1. I love those titles!

    The problem is, I'm pretty sure the book would never be able to live up to them :-).

  2. yes there are pages of great titles, and then you read about the book and it's a let down.. But at least the titles provide a little chuckle

    Barry Eva (Storyheart)
    Author of "Across the Pond"