Monthly Archives: January 2013

Book Ascetics: Price, Cover, and Other Temptations

I’ve been thinking about prices and other book qualities this week. Word of mouth is the only way to sell a book without the best cover or price or whatever. Outside of that, an author or publisher has to work … Continue reading

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An Interesting Experiment

Here’s an idea I thought up while listening to the inauguration today. Two speeches. One written for a Democrat, one for a Republican. President Obama is recorded reading each one. A top Republican (majority leader, governor, next presidential hopeful? I … Continue reading

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What I Read

So I signed up for Goodreads.com a few months back. I did it partly so I could keep track of what I read, partly so when my friends need something good to read they can see some books I’ve read … Continue reading

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Flash Fiction: The Angst of Darla James

Mickey Dolone hated being called little. None of his classmates took him seriously, though he’d been sleuthing since the 6th grade. His office was a makeshift area in the tool shed out back. He heard a knock at the door. … Continue reading

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Favorites

I love books. Most of my favorite books come from my favorite authors. This is silly since none of my favorites are one hit wonders – you know, the guy who wrote a great book then wrote nothing but crap … Continue reading

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Resolutions and such

I started off the year (ended last year technically) thinking I would not do resolutions for 2013. I changed my mind and went with “Eat more bacon. Eat more pizza. Drink less soda.” but those were things I’d planned on … Continue reading

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First post – out with 2012 and in with 2013

Short and simple Waiting for the new year. Testing out the WordPress app as well. Happy New Year all!

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