Monthly Archives: January 2012

Great Kids’ Book!

Hope Obama doesn't mind when I steal The Seals Who Charged Up The Stairs for my children's book. #SOTU — Gabe Delahaye (@gabedelahaye) January 25, 2012

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What I’m Reading–Today, At Least

It’s not unheard of that I, having finished one book and not yet decided on the next, make myself late for work in the morning by staring at my bookshelves, looking for that title that particularly strikes my fancy. (I … Continue reading

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Happy Burns Night!

‘Never mind about the poet Burns.’ ‘No, sir.’ ‘Forget the poet Burns.’ ‘Very good, sir.’ ‘Expunge the poet Burns from your mind.’ ‘I will do so immediately, sir.’ Tonight, to celebrate Robert Burns, we neither had haggis or Scotch whiskey. I … Continue reading

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David Bratman & The Hobbit Trailer

The other week I posted a few impressions on the trailer for The Hobbit. In the course of that post I quoted David Bratman who said, as recorded by the Grey Lady, “I felt as if I were seeing two films … Continue reading

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How Ought We to Read?

And by that question, How Ought We to Read? I wonder both what we owe to ourselves and to authors. Carolyn Moynihan of wrote, last week, [I] made a start on a small classic, One Day In the Life of Ivan … Continue reading

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The Joy of Books

“The Joy of Books” — NY Review of Books (@nybooks) January 9, 2012

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Christmas Book Update: Thank You, Meredith!

Nothing ventured, nothing gained, as the saying goes. A little over a week ago I posted a quick roundup of books I’d gotten for Christmas. I closed with a reminder that I do not say “No” to books given to … Continue reading

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What’s Wrong With Books?

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Vend Me Your Books

Here’s a thing that exists. I don’t know where this is, but I want it. From F Yeah, Book Arts!: A new vending machine has been released which can print any book within minutes. The Espresso Book Machine has access … Continue reading

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Happy Feast of the Epiphany! — Poems

Although in the Church in America we don’t officially celebrate it til this Sunday, the calendar says it’s the Epiphany. The only real tradition I have on this feast is to read T. S. Eliot’s poem, Journey of the Magi. … Continue reading

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