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January 14, 2006

Searching Amazon Customer Reviews 0

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Amazon has a huge repository of customer reviews, and now, for the first time, they are searchable. I don’t know if this is something I’ll use very often, but it’s pretty fun. (via Micro Persuasion)

January 11, 2006

Gone West, LBC Week 0

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Mrs. Millions and I are headed to Los Angeles for a few days starting tomorrow morning. We’re excited to see how LA is doing since we moved away, and we’re especially enamored with the idea of taking few days off from the Chicago winter (although it hasn’t been too bad here these last few days.) […]

January 11, 2006

Covers 0

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“Covers is dedicated to the appreciation of brilliant book cover design.” – Click on the covers to see comments that people have left.

January 11, 2006

Most Anticipated Books of 2006 2

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I decided to put together a list of the “most anticipated” books coming out this year (as I did last year, in a somewhat different form). I had no idea that there would be so many big name authors. Pretty exciting. If there’s anything you think I missed, please leave it for us in the […]

January 10, 2006

What makes a book good 0

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Following her post about her favorite books she read last year, Laurie sent me another e-mail about her criteria for what makes a book good. It’s a great list and I thought I’d share it. Trying to figure out what I liked best got me thinking about what my criteria were. Just “I liked it […]

January 10, 2006

A Year in Reading: Laurie’s Best Books 0

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I want to leave 2005 behind, but I keep getting great stuff to post, so I hope you don’t mind. I got this great e-mail from Laurie who wanted to share her favorite books from amongst her considerable reading last year. I’ll be following this up with another e-mail Laurie sent me about what makes […]

January 10, 2006

Google Online Book Store 0

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Not much news here, but a BBC story suggests that, as part of its digital book initiative, Google may sell e-books sometime in the future. CEO Eric Schmidt – being extra careful in this area it seems – said “that this would depend on permission from copyright holders.” Google already provides links to online booksellers […]

January 9, 2006

Birthday Loot 0

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I got a package today from my inlaws who decided to get me five books for my birthday (which was Jan. 5). They came right off my wishlist, so, of course, they’re exactly what I wanted. Two of the five are coffee-table books. I’ll be spending a lot of time with the utterly gorgeous book […]

January 9, 2006

New Yorker University 0

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If my college had offered a class on the New Yorker, I definitely would have taken it, but it didn’t, and, until today, I wasn’t aware that any colleges did. What a great idea for a class. Last fall, Prof. Bryant Mangum of Virginia Commonwealth University taught a class called Literature in Society: The New […]

January 9, 2006

The Corey Vilhauer Book of the Month Club: January 2006 0

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I find myself wading through stacks of books, it seems, every month. I seek a way to read everything I’ve purchased, but for the most part I can’t. Nobody can, I suspect. Sometimes I need structure. Sometimes I need to be willfully led to my next book. Sometimes I need something easy, like (for instance) […]