CHRISTMAS IN MAY
As some of you may know, when I’m not busy blogging or begging foundations for general operating support in non-profit-land, I write for magazines. Y’all may think it’s spring, but in magazine-world, it’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas.
Here’s the assignment: a round-up review piece of five or so sexuality/sensuality themed non-fiction books suitable for Christmas gifts. They can be serious works or smutty fun, but they have to be non-fiction for a complicated reason I won’t go into. They should also be of recent vintage (published this year).
So, what say you, my well-read Xangan friends? What book would you like to find in your stocking? What would you like to give to your sweetheart? What would you like to anonymously slip into the mailbox of an attractive co-worker?
While I’m asking for advice, here’s another question. I’ve been trying to jump-start my sleep-dazed daughters in the morning by turning on some “wake up music.” My current choice is “Crocodile Rock.” (Sing along, you know you want to: “I remember when rock was young/me and Suzy had so much fun/holding hands and skimming stones/had an old gold Chevy and a place of my own…” makes you want to dance right out of bed, doesn’t it?)
Other songs? What gets your blood moving in the morning? Remember, they are children so I can’t just pour coffee down their throats, even if that’s what works for me. Also, unlike the books for the Christmas article, the songs have to be clean, or at least only opaquely smutty.
Winning suggestions will be met with gratitude and public acclaim. Others will be duly ignored. Art imitates life, dude.