Category Archives: reading material

‘Touch’ surprisingly touching, thrill-a-minute read

Touch by Claire North Published by Redhook Pub Date: February 24, 2015 Die a violent death and maybe you’ll become a strange immortal entity, able to take any body as your own, any life becomes your playground. Want to be … Continue reading

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Belzhar by Meg Wolitzer

Belzhar by Meg Wolitzer Published by Dutton September 30, 2014 How many heartbreaks can a reader endure in the span of one book? Meg Wolitzer apparently tries to find out in her beautiful new YA novel Belzhar, due in bookstores … Continue reading

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Customer communication done right

I was pleased as pie to receive the following email from Better World Books: from:Better World Books help@betterworldbooks.com to:4ambooks@gmail.com date:Tue, Jul 19, 2011 at 4:30 PM subject:Your order has been shipped! Hello Patricia, (Your book(s) asked to write you a … Continue reading

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BBC 100 Books to read

I’ve bolded books read, italicized books not completed. The BBC apparently believes most people will have only read 6 of the 100 books here: 1 Pride and Prejudice – Jane Austen 2 The Lord of the Rings – JRR Tolkien … Continue reading

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A Pair of Books for Vday

Tired of the same old chocolate and flowers for Valentines Day? This year give your special someone something that will still be consumable come St. Patrick’s Day. Don’t be afraid to give something that could potentially outlast your relationship. To … Continue reading

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I’ve never wanted a Kindle so badly as now…

Discovering that Etiquette by Emily Post is free on Kindle has really changed how I view the device. I’ve known for years that books in the public domain are free and instantly downloadable, but it really didn’t click until I … Continue reading

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Posters that are Books that are Posters

Moby Dick Do you like to read? Are your walls empty? Or worse, do you have really ugly posters up that have been moving with you since freshman year of college (it was probably a bad idea to leave the … Continue reading

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Books: Hunter S. Thompson

I’d never read Hunter S. Thompson until being pointed towards his article “The Kentucky Derby is Decadent and Depraved.” After that I hit up his Wiki page and discovered that he wrote for Page 2 on ESPN.com (some archives here). … Continue reading

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Delicious Library is Tasty.

But Trish, you’re thinking, you talk about tasty things on Fridays! Well yes, but in this case an awesome piece of software also happens to be delicious. Delicious Library ($40) that is. I’ve been admiring this program for years, and it just … Continue reading

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Bill Bryson’s At Home

Thanks to the brilliant Shelf Awareness daily email, I just found out that my favorite author Bill Bryson is about to come out with a new book: At Home: a Short History of Private Life ($29). You might be familiar with his extensive … Continue reading

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