Saturday, February 14, 2009

Book Titles (Part 1)

It's very important to take care of your dinghy. Even if you're not using it much, try and keep it in good shape.

No one likes being fully grown and only 2 feet tall, trust me on this one.

Too late for Theme Thursday.

Never ever be your own lawyer. This book has probably done some damage, turning jerks who think they can be their own lawyers into bigger jerks with some knowledge of the law.

This would probably be a good book to read if you just want to learn something about the trial process, (even though you have no intention of representing yourself.) It might be a good book to read if you have trouble standing up for yourself in general.

Have you ever been in a courtroom where some jerk has decided to be his own lawyer?
It's sheer torture.


R.L. Bourges said...

A R:

Should I ever own a dinghy, I'll know who to ask for advice

I trust you implicitely on the second issue.

Would love to know the name of the author of the third ( Your Inner Fish - now how's THAT for a likely fishing story?)

As for the fourth, I was once on the witness stand when one such idiot practiced the "skills" he had acquired from a French-language book of the same ilk. The only good thing I can say about the experience is: the judge and I ended up giving each other encouraging nods - as in "just hang on, this will soon be over."

Anonymous said...

From Publisher's Weekly :

Fish paleontologist Neil Shubin illuminates the subject of evolution with humor and clarity in this compelling look at how the human body evolved into its present state. Parsing the millennia-old genetic history of the human form is a natural project for Shubin, who chairs the department of organismal biology and anatomy at the University of Chicago and was co-discoverer of Tiktaalik, a 375-million-year-old fossil fish whose flat skull and limbs, and finger, toe, ankle and wrist bones, provide a link between fish and the earliest land-dwelling creatures.

and it appears that Shubin is friends with Oliver Sacks, too.

Anonymous said...

I've done the court thing twice( jury duty ). Fortunately, both times were had using the professionals. But we learned more from the judge.

e said...

Excellent covers and wonderful posting, Avid...Makes me wish I lived nearer the public library...

I would love to find and read Shubin's book. As for the legal tome, that's only good if you need to understand legal processes and speak to your own lawyer. My experiences with the legal system have led me to avoid it as much as possible! I agree that self-representation is disasterous, and not something I would ever attempt.

Don't know if you're celebrating Valentine's Day, but enjoy!

Have you given anymore thought to the Bloggers Book Club???

How is Sacks???

Deborah Godin said...

In ascending order of jerk-ness, the final one is the biggest jerk who ends up in the slammer on something a pro could probably have made go away.

runmotman said...

looking after your dinghy, followed by Size Matters?!!!!
you've got to be kidding.

Megan said...

runmot kinda stole my comment, there....

an interesting selection, a.r.

and yes, er i mean no, never represent yourself. disastrous!

JGH said...

You are just full of innuendo today!

So now I'm wondering....can a lawyer be his own lawyer? Or is that torturous too?

Regarding the aquarium...a little sunlight is okay, but too much will make it grow algae. You can use tap water if you run thru a Brita filter and let it sit out for at least 24 hours. Water should be room temperature and the extra time will allow most of the chlorine to disperse and the water to "settle". So..will you be exploring your inner fish? If you need some guppies, I can definitely supply some :-)

Glad you are reading the Oliver Sacks!

tony said...

"My Inner Fish" !!! I Must Read that one!

tony said...

sorry? Did I miss something?

Mickey,Georgia , Tillie said...

Cool titles!!!!This post makes me smile ;) hahahaha

My Classic Fiction Book List -Partial List

  • Austen, Jane: (Complete Works)
  • Balzac: Cousin Bette/ Eugenie Grandet / Cousin Pons
  • Best Russian Short Stories
  • Boyle, TC: Short Works
  • Brennan, Maeve : Short Works, 1 Novella
  • Bronte, Emily, Ann, Jane (Complete Works)
  • Brookner, Anita ( Complete Works)
  • Cather, Willa (Complete Works)
  • Chekov: Short Works
  • David Copperfield (Dickens)
  • Dickens:A Tale of Two Cities
  • Dickens:Great Expectations
  • Dickens:Nicholas Nickelby
  • Dickens:Our Mutual Friend
  • Dickens:The Old Curiosity Shop
  • Doyle, Roddy (some novels, memoir)
  • Drabble, Margaret (4 Novels)
  • Drieser, Theodore (Complete Works)
  • Fitzgerald, F.Scott (Most Novels & short works)
  • Hardy, Thomas (Complete Works)
  • Hemingway, Short stories
  • Hemingway: The Old Man in the Sea
  • Hemingway: The Sun Also Rises
  • Hugo: Les Miserables/Hunchback Of ND
  • James, Henry: Daisy Miller
  • James, Henry: In The Cage
  • James, Henry: Portrait of a Lady
  • James, Henry: The Golden Bowl
  • James, Henry: What Maisy Knew
  • James, Henry: Wings of a Dove
  • James, Henry:The Ambassadors
  • James, Henry; The Bostonians
  • Kerouac: Dharma Bums
  • Kerouac: On The Road
  • Kerouac: The Subterraneans
  • Kerouac: Tristessa
  • Lardner,Ring:Short Works
  • Larsen: Quicksand
  • Lewis, Sinclair: Arrowsmith
  • Lewis, Sinclair: Free Air
  • Lewis, Sinclair: Main Street
  • Lewis, Sinclair: The Job
  • MacGill, Patrick (Complete works)
  • Mackin, Walter (novels)
  • Maupassant: Short Works, novels
  • McGahern, John (novels of)
  • McNulty, John (Short Works)
  • Norris, Frank: McTeague
  • O'Brien, Edna (3 Novels)
  • O'Donnell, Paeder : Novels of
  • O. Henry
  • Potok, Chaim (4 novels/1 non fiction)
  • Salinger, JD : Nine Stories
  • Salinger: Franny & Zooey
  • Salinger: Raise High the Roofbeams
  • Salinger: The Catcher in the Rye
  • Sinclair, Lewis: Dodsworth
  • Sinclair, Lewis: Elmer Gantry
  • Sinclair, Upton: King Coal
  • Sinclair, Upton: The Jungle
  • Steinbeck, John: Sweet Thursday
  • Steinbeck: Winter of our Discontent
  • Steinbeck: Cannery Row
  • Steinbeck: East of Eden
  • Steinbeck: The Grapes of Wrath
  • Theroux, Paul (3 Novels )
  • Toibin, Colm: (Novels of)
  • Tolstoy: Anna Karenina
  • Tolstoy: Short Works
  • Turgenev (2 novels)
  • Twain: T Sawyer, Life on the Mississippi
  • Vonnegut: Early Works (1950s-60s)
  • Wharton, Edith: Novels of/Short Stories
  • Women & Fiction (Edit. Cahill)
  • Zola, Emile ( 10 novels)