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Visiting a few longtime bookshelf denizens

In decluttering my home retreat and bookshelves a couple weekends ago, I noticed a number of books that have been with me since I was a college undergraduate some 30 years ago. Perhaps that is not uncommon and the fact several deal with history may make them more likely to be kept. Still, I couldn’t […]

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Weekend Edition: 6-26

Interesting Reading in the Interweb Tubes

How to survive the age of distraction (“In the age of the internet, physical paper books are a technology we need more, not less.”) (via)

Against Reviews (“Reading a book review is like reading about a restaurant in a city you’ve never been to, and have no plans […]

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Book Review: Ephemera by Jeffery M. Anderson

Although the seeds were planted earlier, dystopian literature has flourished in 20th century nutrients — the rise of fascism, ideological conflicts, global industrialization, and seemingly limitless advances in technology. Pessimism isn’t a prerequisite to realize there is a potentially detrimental synergy in the coalescence of these changes. It undoubtedly provides plenty of opportunity to envision […]

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Weekend Edition: 6-18

Interesting Reading in the Interweb Tubes

Invasion of the body hackers (“Footsteps, sweat, caffeine, memories, stress, even sex and dating habits – it can all be calculated and scored like a baseball batting average. And if there isn’t already an app or a device for tracking it, one will probably appear in the next few […]

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Friday Follies 3.12

A group of children were fined $500 by county authorities in Bethesda, Md., for operating a lemonade stand without a permit next to Congressional Country Club, the site of this week’s U.S. Open golf tournament. (via)

Missouri lawyer claims opponent’s use/misuse of possessives, among other things, means “there is no way on God’s earth that […]

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Not a e-book worm

A friend passed along a recent study that looks at electronic bookworms. As if I didn’t know it already, I ain’t one. “Today’s e-book power buyer, someone who buys an e-book at least once a week, is a 44-year-old woman who loves romance and is spending more on buying books now than in the past.” […]

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