August 19th, 2004


Link: Powell's A Decade Of Reading Contest

Spotted in alphabet_soup:

Powell's A Decade Of Reading Contest

"To celebrate ten years of online bookselling, we are asking our readers: What was your most memorable reading experience of the last ten years? Submit an essay and will donate one dollar to Reading Is Fundamental, the nation's largest nonprofit children's literacy organization.

The author of the best essay will win $1,000 in books.

Ten runners-up will receive $100 in books."

More here.

Photo: popcorn fun from

I mentioned a few posts ago that we'd gotten a package from There were two items in the order: a microwave popcorn popper and a hot-air popcorn popper that's so funny I wanted to take a picture of it in action for everyone to chuckle over. We bought poppers because the hulless popcorn we prefer, Black Jewell, is most affordable as bagged kernels.

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