Category Archives: Books

Summer of 100 Photos, Day 64: Your favorite childhood book

20151029180708-76395609Interactive fiction like the Choose Your Own Adventure series was a staple of my childhood reading experience. The Race Forever featured two stories in one volume about a death-defying endurance race across the African bush, and was one of my favorites! I couldn’t tell you how many times I checked this book out from the library at Still Elementary, so it was only natural that I locate a hardcover copy on Ebay for my permanent collection!

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Summer of 100 Photos, Day 23: Your favorite book

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This one was difficult only because I really have several favorites (broken down generically). The Hitchhiker’s Guide “trilogy”, The Alchemist, The Hacker Ethic, and The Sword In The Stone all vie for the top spot, but I have to tip my hat to Goldman’s story-within-a-story that combines all the tropes of high adventure and romance found in Sword and Alchemist with the snark and wry sensibilities that I relish in H2G2.

Frog and Toad and the Self

I did enjoy the Frog and Toad books, almost as much as I enjoyed the Claymation interpretations narrated by James Earl Jones.

Arnold Lobel’s beloved books taught children to understand and appreciate their individuality.

Source: Frog and Toad and the Self

Armada Novel Gets High-Score Contest, Totally 80s Video

Seriously, drop what you’re doing and go play this.

Ernie Cline’s having a high-score contest for ‘Phaëton,’ the fictional game from his novel Armada, and announcing it with this totally radical “commercial.”

Source: Armada Novel Gets High-Score Contest, Totally 80s Video

How Barnes & Noble stole the first e-book I ever bought

Another reminder, y’all, that the digital media you “purchase” is never actually purchased.

Sit right back and I’ll tell a tale—a tale of a fateful e-book.

Source: How Barnes & Noble stole the first e-book I ever bought – TeleRead News: E-books, publishing, tech and beyond

The Fascinating Evolution of the Surfboard

Excerpts from Jim Heimann’s Surfing, a new book from Taschen that chronicles “the sport of kings” in vivid detail.

Source: The Fascinating Evolution of the Surfboard | WIRED