Pool Dreams

Had a dream last night.  I was standing in line to go to the pool.  It was a large pool with Olympic diving platforms and boards.  The line to get in was extremely long.  Somehow I knew that this girl I had a crush on in high school would be inside.  I was both the age I was in high school and the age I am now (you know how dreams go).  I finally got into the locker room, and one of the toilets had overflowed and there was water everywhere (I don’t know if this is germane to anything, but it was a relatively brief dream, so I can afford to spare no details). Continue reading

TIME: Another Book List

This list first came to my attention as an app and an invite on www.goodreads.com.  And it was labeled simply “ALL TIME 100 Novels.”  “All time of what?” was my question.  I looked to the TIME site itself for clarification, and it is (more descriptively) explained to be the (apparent) 100 best English-Language novels from 1923 to the present (according to TIME critics Lev Grossman and Richard Lacayo).  Of course, we here at Dunce Academy are actively working on our own list, and as you will see, there is not a lot of overlap.  You can take that to mean whatever you like.  Continue reading