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January 18, 2006

Care for a Drink? 0

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Yet another use for books (other than reading them): pile them up and use them as a bar.

January 18, 2006

Oprah picks a real memoir 0

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Still in the throes of controversy surrounding James Frey’s A Million Little Pieces, Oprah has selected Elie Wiesel’s memoir Night as the next selection for her book club. While this selection was no doubt in the works long before the Frey controversy, the juxtaposition is still remarkable. Frey’s confessional, sensationalized addiction memoir, the credibility of […]

January 18, 2006

Vacation Links 0

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We have returned from Los Angeles, where it was so sunny and warm, to Chicago, where it is so cloudy and cold. It actually rained briefly one of the days we were in LA, and we thought it was hilarious that everyone kept apologizing for it. If people apologized for bad weather in Chicago, nobody […]

January 18, 2006

My nominee 0

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I’ve posted an introduction to my nominee for this round at the LBC. Unfortunately the book didn’t win, but it was still a great read. You’ll have to go to the LBC blog to find out who it is.

January 16, 2006

LBC Week Begins 0

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If you’re not there, you’re missing out on the latest LitBlog Co-op Read This! pick.

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 […]