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Friday Happy Hour: Book Club Edition

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The topic for today's virtual mixer is books. Give us your literary trivia and author tidbits, tell us what you're reading, or plug your own book. We could use a few summer recommendations.

Like we've done with the previous two Harry Potter installments, my wife and I ordered two copies of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, which will arrive tomorrow. That doesn't leave me much time to polish off Then We Came To The End, a novel by Joshua Ferris about life at a Chicago ad agency. If you ever worked in advertising "“ or any company where layoffs were involved "“ I can't recommend this book highly enough. (Read the first few pages here; if they don't load right away, click 'Excerpt' on the left.)

Now go on. Chat. Start being all interesting and whatnot.

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How To Make A Snow Globe Cocktail
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Nothing gets people into the holiday spirit quite like snow globes… and booze. So, the Snow Globe Cocktail makes perfect sense.

Brought to us by , the festive cocktail is created with a few simple ingredients and supplies. Please resist the urge to shake it up. Instructions here.

This article originally appeared on Foodiggity. Follow Foodiggity on Facebook and Twitter.

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What Shows Up When You Google Yourself?
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On Fridays we ask a bunch of unrelated questions. Your answers help get us through the afternoon. On to this week's topics...

1. What's the strangest thing someone could learn about you by Googling your name? And has anyone who shares your name done anything remarkable? There's a Jason English who's almost exactly my age. He allegedly bit someone's ear off and flushed it down the toilet. It will be tough to rise above that in the search rankings.

2. What's something you regret quitting?

3. If you could change one rule in any board game, what would it be? (If you have a specific house rule you think the world should adopt, let us hear it.)

4. Do the kids celebrate Mischief Night/Devil's Eve in your neighborhood? What's the worst incident you remember?

5. Got a question for the group? Ask away. Have a great weekend and happy Halloween!

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