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Raw Deal

Second favorite quote from The Fireman by Joe Hill. There’s something horribly unfair about dying in the middle of a good story, before you have a chance to see how it all comes out. Of course, I suppose everyone always … Continue reading

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No One to Blame but Themselves

Favorite quote from The Fireman by Joe Hill The sound of an English accent distracted her and lifted her spirits. She associated English accents with singing teapots, schools for witchcraft, and the science of deduction. This wasn’t, she knew, terribly … Continue reading

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More Books

Mail Delivery! Yes, more books came today in the mail today, but I feel justified in having bought these. I have been needing a replacement set of Narnia books for a long time. Now that my kids are old enough … Continue reading

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Pretty Books

Me: I have too many books. I’m not going to order any more of them. No more books will be arriving in the mail. Mail Delivery! Also Me: OK, so I’m a sucker for pretty books.

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Reading Update

I am slightly behind on my readings goals. To keep up with my goal of 52 books for the year, I ought to have read at least 14 by now, but I’ve only read 11. That’s not too bad, though. … Continue reading

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Success

I talked Livia into trying some of Roald Dahl’s books. She liked them. Here’s one of the notes she wrote to let me know.

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Big Data

Everybody Lies: Big Data, New Data, and What the Internet Can Tell Us About Who We Really Are by Seth Stephens-Davidowitz Grade: B+ In Everybody Lies, the author used Google Trends, Google AdWords, and other sources of Big Data. He … Continue reading

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How I Met My Book: Part II

The last time I wrote about “How I Met My Book,” I talked about some of my favorite inherited books. This time I want to talk about a special variety of book: the unexpected loaner. Sometimes other people get it … Continue reading

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Reaction to Poetry

Life on Mars by Tracy K. Smith Grade: none I added Life on Mars by Tracy K. Smith to my list of books read in 2019, but it felt almost dishonest to do so. Yes, I did read the entire … Continue reading

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Obsessed With Reading

I go a little overboard on the books sometimes, and it must be an inheritable (or contagious) condition, because Livia has it, too. She picked out dozens of books at the library last night. There was a family leaving the … Continue reading

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