1. Maybe it’s a function of turning 40 but I’ve lost my capacity for outrage at the banalities and idiocies of the Book Babes.

    I used to be digusted. Now I’m just amused.

  2. I think that’s ultimately the best tactic. Which is why I found their mystery recs in that other column they do to be fairly amusing as well.

  3. Mark,

    I don’t think it’s the 40 aspect, I’m not quite there yet. I think it’s more the length of time you observe them. You’ve just reached whatever month level it takes to realize they are what they are, always will be, and unless you feel like taking time away from important things to repeat that observation, there’s not a single reason to wander to their site.


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