Larry Hosken: New: Tag: books

Joined goodreads I joined goodreads, yet another site that recommends books to read based upon books that you liked. It's been around for a while, but I didn't join. Amazon.com's recommendations were fine! But then A...

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Fake BBC Book Meme I got tagged on Facebook to fill in the fake "BBC Book Meme". (It's a real meme, just not really from the BBC.) The key... x: I read it; x+: I read it and loved it; * I plan to read it; =8 tied for ...

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Puzzle Hunts are Everywhere, Even ****where (and more than usual today) I [think I] finished off another episode of that Jejune Institute San Francisco persistent treasure-huntish ARG thingy. I guess I should call it Games of Nonchalance. Advertising posters went up re...

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Kindle for Book Editors: I'm doing it wrong A while back, I smugly tweeted that I was using my Kindle to read early-draft books by friends of mine. (Hi, Curtis! Hi, Piaw!) These weren't detailed mark-up-every-sentence read-throughs. Just ga...

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Kindle Thoughts I tweeted Reviewed an early-draft novel via Kindle. It worked well for that. Search was handy. Highlighted lines of interest. Over on Facebook, my cousin Sierra asked some questions about that. And ...

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Book Report: Amazonia Memoirs by some guy who was employee #55 at Amazon.com. He was an in-house editor. Amazon wanted to have some folks on staff who could write up book reviews. This was before they let any bozo with...

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Link: Bookarmy Bookarmy is a book rating website. Yes, I keep trying book rating websites. I keep hoping they'll turn into book recommendation sites. Bookarmy is a book recommendation website! Or, uhm, maybe. H...

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Book Report: Competing on Internet Time, Breaking Windows Competing on Internet Time This book is about the rise of Netscape including competing with Microsoft, contrasting Netscape's nimble pace to Microsoft's slow release cycles. I didn't finish the book...

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Book Report: The Loneliness of the Electric Menorah (Cometbus #51) This is a 'zine, the latest issue of Cometbus. This is a history of Berkeley's Telegraph avenue--mostly of the shops which arose out of a place called Rambam, which predates my Berkeley days. But t...

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Site: Library Cart Graffiti Photos Yesterday was a good day for a few reasons, few of which will make it into the permanent record. But one good thing was a visit to Doe Library. While there, I snapped photos of a few decorated book...

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Unread Books "Meme" via Journeywoman, a "meme" that's almost on topic with my recent whining about Russian novels: What we have here is the top 106 books most often marked as "unread" by LibraryThing’s users. As in,...

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Book Report: Leave me Alone, I'm Reading Today at lunch, the conversation was all about web application security. No, wait, it wasn't even about web application security. It was about what sort of effort it would take to educate computer ...

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Link: Nina Katchadourian's Sorted Books Project Unlike books juxtaposed = laughs. Sorted Books Project. Also: Sorted Books ProjectLabels: art, books, paper...

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Site Update: Photos of Library Book Trucks So far, this page of photos of library book trucks only has a few photos. But I'm setting it up anyhow. I've taken other photos of library book truck graffiti--and thrown those photos out because I...

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Site Update: More Library Handcarts Yeah, I know you want a game report. Yesterday was BANG17, which was pretty awesome. Even if the game hadn't been awesome, it would have been a good excuse to hang out for a day with some folks who...

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Book Report: Cometbus #50 Yesterday, it was too hot. In the evening, the neighborhood finally cooled off--a breeze blew through. My apartment was still too hot. So I applied my Game equipment to writing about the game--I we...

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Publishing News: Opposite of Google Print Today I went to a talk by best-selling author Neil Gaiman. There was a question and answer period. Someone asked for Mr Gaiman's take on the recent Google Print kafuffle. (Some authors did not dei...

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Publishing News Tom Manshreck is in town. Tom was living in NYC, working in publishing. There's a lot of publishing around there. Tom was working on engineering textbooks, but he still cares about the literary st...

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Summer Reading For Fourth of July weekend, the U.C. Berkeley libraries are closed. Nevertheless, they recalled the book I was reading. I'm not sure how that works. In theory, I was returning the book because some...

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Current Events This is a blog; it is largely about books. Today the blogosphere is abuzz with news about a book: the new Harry Potter book is out. I spent the day sailing. Thus, I had a fun time with Piaw and Li...

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Meme: Banned Books Here's a list of the top 110 banned books. Bold the ones you've read. Italicize the ones you've read part of. Put an exclamation point by the ones you've never heard of before. Read more. Convince ot...

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Found: Postcard At the back of this copy of Jane Eyre that I checked out of the UC Library, there was a postcard. Names changed to protect the whatever. Dear Ver, It sux to write a postcard instead of the nice l...

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How it Would Have Gone Down I think the conversation would have gone something like this. Me: Let's trade books. Her: Excuse me? Me: Please trade books with me. Just for the duration of this streetcar ride. Her: Wait, what...

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coincidence I was sitting on the streetcar and reading Martyr's Crossing by Amy Wilentz. A young lady sat down next to me and started reading Camus' The Stranger. And we rode on, a two-seat survey of literatur...

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