Monday, August 20, 2007

Reading Challenge

Well, I'm ready for Karen's Autumn Reading Challenge! I chose mostly fiction, 'cause I have a whopping pile of it to read and am always neglecting it in favor of nonfiction.
I replaced the Vampire Chronicles with Fast Food Nation and the Harry Potter books. I think I'll save the Chronicles for winter.

Oh, and I've added The Cave by Jose Saramago because someone loaned it to me.


Karen said...

Yay SME! Send me an email at dalmatica (at) yahoo (dot) ca and I'll send you an invite to join the blog.

SME said...

Groovy, thanks!

Karen said...

Fast Food Nation was a great book, and quite disturbing. I stopped eating beef for about 6 months and now only eat it very rarely (as in not often - but always very well done).

SME said...

I bought it before I stopped eating meat, and I think I was reluctant to actually read it for that very reason! Now I can delve into the fast food industry without looking at my burger and thinking "Fecal matter."
Ditto for "The Jungle". I've had that for yeeears, and just wasn't brave enough to read it and eat meat. Going veg has opened up a whole new branch of reading to me.

Alex Constantine said...

Satanist Confesses to Killing Baby

August 29, 2007

(Fort Wayne - WANE) The man accused of beating his 3-week-old son to death, says he practices satanism.

In a probable cause affidavit, 24-year-old Jason Lambert says satanism affects his ability to care about his child.

The affidavit shows Lambert said the baby was crying at the time of the incident, and that he has a hard time controlling his temper.

Lambert made his first appearance in court Tuesday morning. He'll likely be back in court by the end of the week.

It all started Friday, when paramedics and police were called to an apartment at the Coldwater Crossing complex, on a report of a child not breathing. By the time they got there, the baby had died.

An autopsy showed the child was the victim of a homicide. That's when police arrested Lambert, and charged him with Battery to a Child Causing Death, and Neglect of a Dependent Causing Death.

Police also questioned the baby's mother, but she is not under any suspicion and will not face any charges.