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Amazon’s Political Heat Map of Book Purchases

Seattle-based Amazon.com has a very interesting political heat map of the country, showing the proportions of “red” books and “blue” books purchased by its customers in each state. It’s updated daily. As of this writing (8-22-12), so-called red (Republican) books … Continue reading

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April Fool’s Part 1

I’ve done at least ten system-wide April Fool’s jokes at work over the years. I must have a reputation now, because one coworker just passed me in the hall, wagged a finger at me and said “I haven’t looked at … Continue reading

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Top Ten List: Non-fiction Book Reviews 2008

Seems like everyone makes lists this time of year, so I thought I’d add my ten cents worth. I’m thrilled so many people have stopped by to read Mostly NF this year, and I hope I’ve helped turn you on … Continue reading

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Ready for Winter

Here in the Pacific Northwest, the leaves are falling by the wheelbarrow and a chill is in the air. Time to start collecting things to read like squirrels collecting nuts. I always have bookmarks in several books at once, and … Continue reading

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Old books

The overwhelming majority of the books I read are new.  Many are freshly published clothbound or paperback books with new book smell.  Most are fewer than five years old.  But older books still warm my heart.  I love the look … Continue reading

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