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Bookstores

As you’ve probably heard, Borders is closing a number of its stores as it files for bankruptcy. Part of me is doing a small, vindictive, schadenfreude-laden dance of EAT IT SUCKER! I remember when there were a fair number of … Continue reading

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Mine, All Mine

It would probably surprise anyone who saw my bookshelves, but I don’t consider myself a serious collector — mostly because I don’t shell out tens of thousands of dollars for rare editions of centuries-old texts the way the hardcore ones … Continue reading

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Profitable Idealism

I spent a big chunk of time today at the Twitter Party for Profitable Idealism — Very interesting stuff! I even got super lucky and won the grand prize, free admission to the Profitable Idealism course! WOW. If you missed … Continue reading

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Hunter or Gatherer?

John DeNardo posits here that there are two types of book buyers — Hunters, who know exactly what they want and enter a bookstore or library to find it, buy it, and leave; and Gatherers, who browse around to see … Continue reading

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Hi. My name is Ealasaid, and I’m a bibliomaniac.

Happy New Year, all! So, the lovely Kyeli has instituted a Book-Buying Ban for 2011. She owns a number of books she hasn’t read yet, you see, so she’s going to read them this year instead of buying new ones. … Continue reading

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A Little Library Erotica

I’ve no doubt I’m not the only one who loves looking at photos of beautiful libraries. Wired.com gives us a little tour of Jay Walker’s Library, which occupies more space than some houses. Librophiliac’s Compendium of Beautiful Libraries has some … Continue reading

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My Hero

Last year, a game came out. A righteous game. A metal game. A game whose hero… was a roadie. The game is BrĂ¼tal Legend, and between its focus on heavy metal and the fact that its main character is voiced … Continue reading

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Thanksgiving!

Ahh, Thanksgiving weekend. Well, for those of us in the US, anyway. A four day weekend! If you work it right, you spend the first day with relatives and stuffing yourself, and then you can spend the other three days … Continue reading

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30 Day Book Meme: Day 30

What book are you currently reading? I am, as always, reading a bunch of books. One of them is the Luck in the Shadows series, by Lynn Flewelling. SO GOOD. It’s in the same setting as her top-notch trilogy about … Continue reading

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30 Day Book Meme: Day 29

Saddest character death OR best/most satisfying character death (or both!) Character death is a subject I have some strong opinions on, as anybody who’s heard me rant about Joss fucking Whedon can attest. The example I always use of the … Continue reading

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