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Ten random things: February 25

Ten books written by people I've met:

  1. The Bachelorette Party by Karen McCullah Lutz
  2. The Politics of Wilderness Preservation by Craig Allin
  3. The Conscience of a Liberal: Reclaiming the Compassionate Agenda by Paul Wellstone
  4. Road to Perdition by Max Allan Collins
  5. Cornell College: 150 Years From A to Z by Charles Milhauser
  6. Original Sin: Clarence Thomas and the Failure of the Constitutional Conservatives by Samuel A. Marcosson
  7. Doug's Rooms: Transforming Your Space One Room at a Time by Douglas A. Wilson
  8. Reinventing Comics by Scott McCloud
  9. O Congress! by Don Riegle
  10. The New Republican Coalition: The Reagan Campaigns and White Evangelicals by Bruce F. Nesmith

Mind you, I don't claim to be friends with all of these people, but I have at least been introduced or introduced myself to them and actually conversed with them, and I'm sure that seven of them remember meeting me (or, in Sen. Wellstone's case, would remember me if he was in a position to do so), and I think that Doug Wilson would remember with a little prompting. Collins and McCloud I met at conventions so I'm pretty sure they don't remember me. (Actually, I first met Collins at a comic shop in Iowa City; my much taller friend Erik noticed that the person in front of us in line had a Sherlock Holmes-style hat on his checks, and when I looked for myself, I saw his name and fanboyed out.)

I also don't claim to have read all of the books listed above. I've read five of the ten—nos. 1, 4, 5, 8, and 9— and I own a copy of no. 3 but have not yet gotten around to reading it.

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