My Random Thoughts for Tonight

I know I just wrote, and I wanna give you guys a break, so I’m going to be brief.

1. I finally got around to updating the “Books I Recommend” Page so it’s actually organized.  You can now find the books in various different categories, like Young Adult Fiction, Nonfiction, etc., and the books are alphabetized by their titles within those categories, and because I love you, I went through and added links to the books on Amazon, so now all you have to do is click the title to get it opened up for you in a separate tab or window or whatever.  Yes that was a long sentence.  Yes, I believe you were able to follow along anyway.  That’s how much faith I have in you.

2. I noticed that I have three books on that list that are meant to be read by small children – There’s a Boy in the Girl’s BathroomThe Last of the Really Great Whangdoodles, and The Phantom Tollbooth.  And I just wanted to justify their being on that list real quick.  I think people kind of underestimate the power of children’s books sometimes.  Sure, Goosebumps probably isn’t going to show up on any school reading lists, but those three books are really amazing no matter how old you are.  On top of that, I think it’s important to keep in touch with your inner child sometimes, and books are a great way to do that.  They’re a window into Child-You’s mind, and that’s important.  Not only because you need to keep Child-You from hitting others with sticks, but because children see the world differently than we do.  And when I say “differently,” I don’t mean “wrong.”  Kids sometimes see stuff that we never even notice, and kids can imagine things and really truly see them right in front of their eyes.  They also aren’t afraid to point out that your shoe’s untied, your fly is down, and you need to blow your nose.  Whatever.  Kids are unfiltered.  And that can be painful, but it can also be wonderful.  You know, I just realized I don’t make any sense.  I think it’s because it’s late, and I’m tired.  I’m just going to leave you with a random Word of the Day.

Word of the Day: Belligerent (adj) – of warlike character; aggressively hostile; bellicose

Bonus Word of the Day to Help Understand Definition of Belligerent: Bellicose (adj) – inclined or eager to fight; aggressively hostile; belligerent; pugnacious

Really, Dictionary.com?  Really?  You’re just trying to show off now: Pugnacious (adj) – inclined to quarrel or fight readily; quarrelsome; belligerent; combative

I’m beginning to sense a pattern.  I wasn’t even trying to send a message here.  I just really like the word, “Belligerent.”  Okay, I’m really done now.

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