Dec 202013

How to Wrap Awkwardly Shaped PresentsOr Just Buy a Book

How to Wrap Awkwardly Shaped Presents
Or Just Buy a Book

Can’t say I would recommend a cook book for everyone for Christmas but there is some kind of book that would be appropriate for just about everyone and much more appropriate than most of the other gifts shown although my grand-kids wouldn’t mind a few of them.

Source: Books for Cooks
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Dec 082013

Wow. Just ran into this YouTube Channel by Thug Notes. I only watched Orwell’s 1984 but plan on watching the rest.

Yo. This here Sparky Sweets, PhD. Join me as I drop some of da illest classical literature summary and analysis that yo ass ever heard. Educate yo self, son.

Whattap playas? Maybe you read the Cliffnotes. Maybe yo bitch ass even read the book. But if you wanna roll with the big dawgs and keep it scholarly up in this bitch, you best check yo self and tune in to Thug Notes, son.

Apr 212013


Are you the man on the left or the right?

I saw this image on on Toad Hall Bookstore’s Facebook page. I have seen images where people are looking out from a dystopian world. This one is the opposite. The photo appears to originate on this Russian livejournal site and, when translated, asks “Are you the man on the left or the right?”

How do you interpret this picture? And which are you? The man on the left or the right?

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Oct 202012

I just bought a collection of sci-fi e-books, which includes Cory Doctorow’s newest book, “Pirate Cinema”, Neil Gaiman’s “Signal to Noise”, and comic bundles from xkcd and others. These are all DRM-free so you can read them on everything, your phone, your e-reader, and your computer without worry.

I am amazed that they have collected just shy of a million dollars on average sales of $13.83 from 72,000 purchases. The money goes to the authors, charities (including the EFF), and to Humble Bundle to cover expenses.

Thirteen works of literary genius. Humble eBook Bundle features thirteen masterful works from a prodigious league of award-winning authors and artists. Name your price and receive Pirate Cinema, Pump Six and Other Stories, Zoo City, Invasion: The Secret World Chronicle, Stranger Things Happen, and Magic for Beginners. Customers who beat the average price will also get Old Man’s War, comic collections Attack of the Bacon Robots, Epic Legends of the Magic Sword Kings, Save Yourself, Mammal!, The Most Dangerous Game, xkcd: volume 0, and graphic novel Signal to Noise!

Pay what you want. Separately, this collection of fantastic novels and comics would cost around $157. But we’re letting you set the price!

I heard about this when listening to Cory Doctorow on this week’s TWIT podcast.

Looks like I have my reading cut out for me.