Monthly Archives: December 2013

Guest Post: My Uncle’s Best Reads of 2013

I’m relinquishing my blog today to my favorite uncle so he can share his essay on his best reads from 2013.  You’ll have to wait for another day to learn the answer to the question ‘Why doesn’t he have his … Continue reading

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2013: The Year In Review

Originally posted on Far Beyond Reality:
Time to take a look back at 2013! I managed to read 82 books this year, up by about 20% from last year but still a bit disappointing because I read most of them…

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‘League Of Their Own’ Inspiration Didn’t Mind A Dirty Skirt : NPR

http://www.npr.org/2013/12/29/258159871/league-of-their-own-inspiration-didnt-mind-a-dirty-skirt?utm_content=socialflow&utm_campaign=nprfacebook&utm_source=npr&utm_medium=facebook I loved that movie and the true stories behind it. Saddened to learn of her death. Posted from WordPress for Android via my Samsung smartphone. Please excuse any misspellings. Ciao, Jon

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Article: Report: NSA Intercepting Laptops Ordered Online, Installing Spyware

Report: NSA Intercepting Laptops Ordered Online, Installing Spyware http://www.forbes.com/sites/erikkain/2013/12/29/report-nsa-intercepting-laptops-ordered-online-installing-spyware/ I really shouldn’t be shocked any more. I should feel right at home in this George Orwell world I woke up to. Posted from WordPress for Android via my Samsung smartphone. … Continue reading

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A Look Back At How The Content Industry Almost Killed Blockbuster And Netflix (And The VCR) | TechCrunch

http://techcrunch.com/2013/12/27/how-the-content-industry-almost-killed-blockbuster-and-netflix/ I have fond memories of Beta VCRs Posted from WordPress for Android via my Samsung smartphone. Please excuse any misspellings. Ciao, Jon

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Giveaway: Ysabel by Guy Gavriel Kay

One of my New Year’s resolutions for 2014 will be to reduce the number of physical books I keep in my home.  Books not on the chopping book include first edition hardcovers signed by the author and classics that I … Continue reading

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Book Review: Ysabel by Kay (3.5 Stars)

Ysabel by Guy Gavriel Kay 3.5 out of 5 stars Read in Nov/Dec 2013 Synopsis (excerpts from author’s website Bright Weavings): Provence, in the south of France, is a part of the world that has been—and continues to be—called a … Continue reading

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