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Books That Took Forever to Finish

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On Fridays, I post a series of unrelated questions meant to spark conversation in the comments. Answer one, answer all, respond to someone else's reply, whatever you want. On to this week's topics of discussion...

1. Of all the books you've ever finished, which one took the longest to read? Why'd you keep putting it down? Why'd you keep picking it up?


2. Last week, we discussed your grammar pet peeves. How about grammar rules or style guidelines you refuse to follow? A few years ago, I got an email from a reader complaining that I used "website" as opposed to "Web site." I think the world has come around on that one.


3. I am typing up this week's questions on a bench inside New York's Chelsea Market. A surprisingly large tour group is learning all about the building's history, including the age of the clock. Now people seem to be posing for pictures with the tour guide in front of a fruit store. What are some interesting guided tours you've taken?

4. This last question is for the teachers, just because I'm curious. If you have Facebook profiles (or whatever—Friendster), do your students and their parents send you friend requests and messages? Do schools have policies on that kind of thing?

Enjoy the weekend, and an early Happy Mother's Day!

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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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