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“BURY MY HEART”

READ Books book club has existed for almost 10 years. At our end of summer meeting in September, one of our original members, Sarah, told us about her recent vacation to Chief Joseph/Nez Perce country in Oregon & Idaho. Chief … Continue reading

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BOOK CLUB

READ Books will be hosting our next Book Club Meeting on Saturday 12/2. We will eat a thematic potluck dinner, drink thematic liquor, discuss our current book (The Absolutely True Diary of A Part-Time Indian), and choose our next selection. … Continue reading

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An Evening with Smokin’ Joe by Jeremy Kaplan of READ Books This summer marks the 20th Anniversary of two gruesome events: Evander Holyfield getting half his ear gnawed off by Michael Tyson, and I getting brutally shit-canned by Book Soup. … Continue reading

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LITERATURE IN TRUMPLANDIA

Apparently, there was a recent national event that has rekindled interest in futuristic literature depicting fascist states. Don’t ask me what happened; due to a recent inclination for slamming my noggin continuously upside a concrete wall so as to forget … Continue reading

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People Who Died

“Either this man is dead or my watch has stopped.” ~Groucho Marx Time’s a helluva thing. I labor to mitigate its impact during my daily runs by utilizing the artful restructuring of measurement. An 8-miler is really just a 1-miler … Continue reading

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“If I Had a Hammer”

A READ Books Eagle Rock Flashback I am Wrecking Ball January of 2007; my friend Ray & I enter a vacant storefront with grim countenances forged upon our mugs & heavy sledge hammers abiding upon our shoulders. We are here … Continue reading

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CRIMES OF MALAPPROPRIATISM

If one’s sole exposure to words was through literature, one might perceive the English language to be a relatively coherent thing. But if one were obliged to interact with for-real humans, say in a bookstore, maybe because one’s ability to … Continue reading

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The Greatest Taco in the World

The Greatest Taco in the World by Florence the READ Books Dog (as told to her biped, Jeremy Kaplan) Summer 2016 What is This Thing Called Hooky? On an average morning my big, goofy biped chooses to become a giant, … Continue reading

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“The Sanity Clause”

“The Sanity Clause” By Jeremy Kaplan & Flo Dog READ Books of Eagle Rock The Patron I’ll tell you what. When that gangly whippersnapper took to laughing at the political perspective of yours truly, it took all the self-control I … Continue reading

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“Estate Sale II: Where Have All the Dealers Gone?”

A Pound of Flesh… The email for this estate sale, alleged my allegedly industrious wife, alleged that there’d be “tons and tons of the very best books.” Having thus far stood in line on a sidewalk beneath a house on … Continue reading

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