Tag Archive: Books

May 25 2013

Review: The Sleuth of Baghdad, by Charles B. Child

I have a confession to make: I’ve recently acquired a new guilty pleasure. Through the chance of a cheap mystery paperback coming to me just at the time I needed something to read, I started following the Jack Reacher series by Lee Child. (This has nothing to do with the terrible movie starring an entirely-unsuitable-for-the-role …

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Jan 05 2013

Potlatch 22 Programming Questionnaire

(I am leading the programming sub-committee for Potlatch 22 this year. What follows is the questionnaire we are sending out to all current and past members of the convention. Are you interested? If yes, buy a membership at the link above and fill out and return the questionnaire as soon as possible.) (Potlatch is a …

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Mar 30 2008

Review with a theme: Four films and a novel

Yesterday was one of the bad days. I still have them, since Anita died. They come further and further apart, but there remain those days where I get to thinking about things and find myself drowning in the sea of ‘Should Have Beens’. It comes with a terrible lethargy, which makes it harder to fight: …

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Feb 18 2008

Harry Potter and the Promise Kept

Just about six months ago Anita and I stopped at Third Place Books on our way home from something I now forget. I got myself a coffee and my grandson a hot chocolate while Anita went and found a book she had been lusting after: Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, the seventh and final …

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Oct 09 2007

Charles Stross reading

May 28 2007

Burning 20,000 books . . .

. . . because no one wants them. Count this among the things that makes me sad.

Mar 18 2006

I guess it is a real religion after all

A schism in Pastafarianism. The simultaneous publication of two books advancing the idea that the universe was created by an entity composed primarily of pasta may indicate a dramatic schism in one of the world’s newest religions. “God Speaks! The Flying Spaghetti Monster in His Own Words,” by noted Psychologist Jon Smith, appears on Lulu.com, …

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Jan 22 2006

Naked Launch

Last night Anita and I were invited to a book launch party for Shel Israel and Robert Scoble’s new book Naked Conversations. (Book blog here.) It was a great party! Wonderful atmosphere due to the historic mansion where the party was hosted, good food, decent beer, and even an espresso stand. (Meaning that I got …

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Oct 26 2005

Where babies come from

German children’s book. Teaching der kinder about der poppen.

Oct 24 2005

Ann Rice got religon

I’m sorry if you are a Rice fan, but I’m not joking. Apparently a brush with death convinced her to return to Roman Catholicism in a big way: What’s up with her? “For the last six months,” she says, “people have been sending e-mails saying, ‘What are you doing next?’ And I’ve told them, ‘You …

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