Tuesday, December 16, 2008

Amazon flattery, tenderness and motion

- A big chuckle for me. Based upon my past buying habits, Amazon.com has recommendations for me today and they are:

1) "The Stranger" by Albert Camus
2) "The Weight of Glory" by C.S. Lewis
3) "Jeff Foxworthy's Redneck Dictionary" by Jeff Foxworthy
4) "Mastering the Art of French Cooking" by Julia Child

So which one doesn't belong? See bottom.*

- Seeing a man I work with out with his wife and admiring the way they work as a team with getting her around since she is legally blind.

- It is strangely warm and so not surprising to see six legs in shorts running in the dark morning along with four canine ones.

* 1) Ha! Albert Camus does not belong. I think Amazon is exercising some strategic flattery, because I do not think I am otherwise all that highbrow. Not all at once anyway.
2) I did order "The Great Divorce" by C.S. Lewis from Amazon about four years ago.
3) I give a Jeff Foxworthy calendar every year for Christmas to someone who enjoys him and order it from Amazon so I don't have to go to the mall.
4) Love cookbooks and order them all the time, but lately it is more like Ina Garten and Rocco Dispirito cookbooks. I have always wanted the Julia Child cookbook though and maybe that is not such a stretch.


Jannie Funster said...

I've been in love with Albert Camus of course, for a long, long time. Maybe not as long as he's been dead, but it has been a while.

Shoot, or was it Hugo I've crushed on? Certainly not Moliere. Possibly Proust. Yes, Proust!!

We read "The Stranger" in French as it was part of a French Lit class. I still remember how he described his mother's knitting. And the young people coming from a play pretending to be wielding their swords. Good writing sticks, eh?

Speaking of good writing, did ya see the Great Blogger linked up yesterday in my Three Good Things post ???


Lynn said...

I did see it and posted on your site just now. Thank you for spreading the Good/Great things spirit! I loved the "great things" posts, as well as yours!

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