Nan, you are so right. We should apply the Rule of 50 to every book and have the self-discipline to put aside a book that isn't up to snuff. I can do that with most books, but I find it hard to do with books that have little redeeming social value but that I'm enjoying anyhow, like Confessions of a Political Hitman.
Wilhelm, Fay, and Lynn, you have spent altogether too much time with the Archie McPhee catalog and need to get a life.
Lynn, I see what you mean about the Dickens figure. Puzzling. Wilhelm, I was kind of hoping for a dashboard hot-rod devil duckie for Valentines Day. Maybe next year. And Fay, I can think of lots of uses for the bucket of rubber chickens but whatever would one do with remote control, hopping, yodelling lederhosen?
Hmm. Maybe I'm the one who needs to get a life.