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Goodreads: A Statement of Intent

September 3, 2013 by

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I’ve been trying to use Goodreads for a while now. ‘Trying’ being the operative word. Not because it’s in any way hard to use. (It isn’t.) And not because I don’t think it’s cool and useful. (I do and it is.) But simply because I haven’t managed to put it into my reading action list. […]

A Matter of Definition

August 20, 2013 by

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So I finished the book last week, as promised.* And I’m now in that annoying, fuzzy in-between time where I wait for a new set of readers to tell me I’m brilliant/an idiot/hilarious/funny in the head/tragically misguided as to my ability to string sentences together. Arkem: I could… but I have a book to read. […]

Press Here

August 7, 2013 by

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I was wandering down State Street in Los Altos last week (mostly because there’s a diner there called Rick’s Cafe). Part of the street is closed at the moment, which the city seems to have taken as a cue to turn it into a playground with fake grass and toys and chalk for drawing on […]

Delete. Remove. Expunge. Excise. Eradicate. Cut.

July 24, 2013 by

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Me: Ugh. I’ve reached a chapter that has four decisions in it. Four! Arkem: Are they yes/no decisions? Because I could help. Me: Somehow I don’t think your help would be properly informed. Arkem: That’s never stopped me before. I’m up to the point in this draft where it’s all about making the hard calls. […]

Reading Postures and What They Mean

March 1, 2013 by

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Wookie the Pooh

December 21, 2012 by

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Yesterday, I read a book. Okay, that could have been more dramatic. Most days I read books. Usually more than one. Especially if they’re short. This one is short. Technically it’s a children’s book. It’s also a textual mashup, although I don’t think you’d have to understand the references and so on to enjoy the […]

World War Z

November 13, 2012 by

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World War Z is book by Max Brooks about the zombie apocalypse, framed as a series of interviews after the fact. Its structure is this brilliant, interlocking thing where each story/interview is complete in itself but the larger story proceeds step by step taking you from the first outbreak to where they are now. It […]

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