5.29.2008

Lagniappe 10: Harry and the Gruff


A little something extra from the latest Harry Dresden novel.

My apologies for not having a regular episode up. I have been running into scheduling problems. Hopefully these bits of lagniappe will entertain in the meantime.

According to Webster
la·gniappe \ˈlan-ˌyap, lan-ˈ\
Function:
noun
Etymology: American French, from American Spanish la ñapa the lagniappe, from la + ñapa, yapa, from Quechua yapa something added
Date: 1844
: a small gift given a customer by a merchant at the time of a purchase;
broadly : something given or obtained gratuitously or by way of good measure

5.23.2008

Lagniappe 9: Fortune Cookie Chronicles


A little something from a journey to find the story of American Chinese food.

You can find my comments about this book as well as a link to an indepth review here.

According to Webster
la·gniappe \ˈlan-ˌyap, lan-ˈ\
Function:
noun
Etymology: American French, from American Spanish la ñapa the lagniappe, from la + ñapa, yapa, from Quechua yapa something added
Date: 1844
: a small gift given a customer by a merchant at the time of a purchase;
broadly : something given or obtained gratuitously or by way of good measure

5.19.2008

Lagniappe 8: Carpe Jugulum


A little something from Terry Pratchett, featuring cultural conditioning vampire-style in Carpe Jugulum.

According to Webster
la·gniappe \ˈlan-ˌyap, lan-ˈ\
Function:
noun
Etymology: American French, from American Spanish la ñapa the lagniappe, from la + ñapa, yapa, from Quechua yapa something added
Date: 1844
: a small gift given a customer by a merchant at the time of a purchase;
broadly : something given or obtained gratuitously or by way of good measure

5.16.2008

Episode 42: The Wonder Stick, Ch. 6-7


In which we see the aftermath of the storm and Ru's life takes a new turn.

EP 42: The Wonder Stick, chapters 6-7
Rating: G

WHOOPS!
A couple of revisions. Can you tell I shouldn't do intros on a Friday night? My apologies ...
  • The protagonist of Murder by Design is an architect not an accountant.
  • It is Billibub Baddings not Bilbo Baddings.
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5.09.2008

Episode 41: The Wonder Stick, Ch. 3-5


In which we meet Yonyo the Smiling-Eyed and the tribe begins the great migration.

EP 41: The Wonder Stick, chapters 3-5
Rating: G
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