Interesting Reading in the Interweb Tubes
- The Moral Dilemma We Face in the Age of Humans (“From the standpoint of human origins, the starting point in thinking about the Age of Humans or the Anthropocene is that we live in the world by altering it.”)
Blog Headline of the Week
- One of the owners of Green Apple Books — one of my favorite bookstores — explains how the store survives in today’s market
- Collective denial and complicity have turned Amazon into a monopoly
- How about sponsoring a shelf in your local independent bookstore
- Bookish Lists:5 books to put Ebola in historical perspective; the 430 books in Marilyn Monroe’s library (yes, I am surprised); 4 reasons you should read literature
- Who the Hell Is Patrick Modiano?
- Where do I start with Patrick Modiano?
- Why are U.S. readers unfamiliar with non-American Nobel winners?
- Does nonfiction deserve a Nobel?
- 40% of people have some ‘awareness’ after they are considered clinically dead
- A history of the Holy Prepuce
- Experiences bring people more happiness than possessions
An optimist is simply a pessimist with no job experience.
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