Reading List!

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I FINALLY have the chance to catch up on reading this weekend! Come hang out on Twitter & read with me (because who says reading has to be a lonely activity?!) or stick around here for the reviews afterward.  So what are you reading? What books are on your wish list? Reading Now: Post Human by David Simpson Sorry, David Simpson…….. Read more »

Reading: Information Doesn’t Want to Be Free

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“Information… doesn’t want a damn thing. This is a fight about people, and people want to be free .” I’m reading: Information Doesn’t Want to Be Free, Cory Doctorow’s latest non-fiction book on laws for the Internet Age (aka Doctorow’s Laws……. dude, love the humility 😀 ). Like all his books, it’ll probably wind up on his site for… Read more »

My Weekend Reading: Flock of Dodos

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Barrett Brown: jailed journalist, author, totally-not-spokesman for Anonymous, and general pot-stirring jackass*. (*note: term jackass used with utmost respect and admiration) Arrest did nothing to stop Barrett Brown  from publishing. From his new home in a Texas jail, he weighs in on everything from censorship to political history to jailhouse race dynamics to cookies. His work creates this… Read more »

15 Day Book Blogger Challenge: CONFESSIONS! 3/15

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Confession #3: Sometimes I like books because I like the authors. This is the less mean corollary to Confession #2. I’m not saying I like The Sandman or The Graveyard Book or Neverwhere  *  because Neil Gaiman has an enlightened view of copyright or because he is a shockingly (because he’s English…) ardent defender of the First Amendment. Despite the grudges I hold… Read more »

15 Day Book Blogger Challenge: Day 4

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What’s the last book your threw across the room*? This distinction must go to none other than @ajkeen’s #digitalverigo. Yes, that is a hashtag in the title and a twitter handle in the byline. Mr. Keen is just that clever. #digitalverigo is intended as a counterweight to the techno-optimism of Silicon Valley and the twenty first century in… Read more »

15 Day Book Blogger Challenge: Day 3

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It’s Day 3 of the 15 Day Book Blogger Challenge (I’m catching up!) Day 3’s challenge was: Who are your blogging BFFs? I’m going to take some liberties with this one (shocker, right?) by changing blogging BFFs to blogging inspirations. Not to take away from the friendly relationships I have with other bloggers. But BFF has such a personal… Read more »

15 Day Book Blogger Challenge: CONFESSIONS! 2/15

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And, yup, it’s even MORE from the 15 Day Book Blogger Challenge! (Yes, I’m still on that.) Here’s the continuation the first task, Make 15 Book Related Confessions……… Confession #2: Sometimes I don’t like books because I don’t like their authors.   I never finished the Liveship Traders books.  I got through the first two – which was quite an accomplishment… Read more »

15 Day Book Blogger Challenge: Day 2

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This is Day 2 of the 15 Day Book Blogger Challenge. Today’s challenge is: What’s your bedtime reading ritual? Well, gee, I don’t usually talk about ANY of my bedtime rituals on here, but if you insist…….. In all seriousness, though, I wish I had one. I wish I fell asleep reading stories. Sadly most of… Read more »

15 Day Book Blogger Challenge: CONFESSIONS! 1/15

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Ok, it’s Day 1 of the 15 Day Book Blogger Challenge. (Ok, actually Day 1 was a couple days ago…. shut up, I’m working on it! At least I’ve got the right week. I think) Anyway, Day 1’s challenge was: Make 15 Book-Related Confessions Now what happened when I sat down to confess my 15… Read more »