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Revolt in 2100 by Robert Heinlein – a review

Check out this book on Goodreads: Revolt in 2100 http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/1116661.Revolt_in_2100 _____________________________________________ Tried sharing my latest Goodreads review with WordPress last night. Not impressed with the result. I figured it would share the text of the review, or at least some … Continue reading

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Don’t believe the hype, a review of The Cassandra Project

Summary: Was Neil Armstrong REALLY the first man on the moon? The truth is out there. Just don’t look for it in this book —————————————————————————————– The Cassandra Project, by Jack McDevitt and Mike Resnick is a great book until the … Continue reading

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Weight of the Nation, a Review

Summary: Meh. OK as an introduction, but skip if you’ve already read anything about obesity, nutrition or fitness. The Weight of the Nation, by John Hoffman and Judith Salerno, is the companion book to the HBO series by the same name. … Continue reading

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The Afrika Reich – A Review

Summary: Escape the Nazis! In Africa! Let me guess, you say. It’s another alternate history story. And, wait for it, the Germans win WWII, right? Gee that’s almost as original as the South winning the Civil War! Ok, it’s true. … Continue reading

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The Goliath Stone – A Review

An earth shattering asteroid, a gray goo nanotechnology threat, and sinister government forces, all wrapped up with a touch of tongue in cheek humor. The Goliath Stone delivers a fun story with interesting philosophical and political musings. The Goliath Stone was … Continue reading

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The Great Inversion and The Future of the American City – A Review

Just finished Alan Ehrenhalt’s new book, The Great Inversion and the Future of the American City.  I’m on the fence about this book. It has some strong points, but there are definitely better recent books about the future/benefits of the … Continue reading

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It can taste good or it can be healthy, but not both. A review of Salt Sugar Fat by Michael Moss

Intriguing book by Michael Moss called Salt Sugar Fat. Impressive level of detail on what specific companies have done to make processed foods taste good. They’ve been very successful at this. Also covers those same companies’ largely unsuccessful efforts to … Continue reading

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Outdoor Art to Soften Wal-Mart

I ran across a blog post on Twitter tonight (hat tip Ruth Padel) about an unusual book, drainspotting: 61 amazing manhole covers from Japan by Remo Camerota. It’s about manhole covers in Japan. Evidently it’s common in Japan for cities to decorate … Continue reading

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Letters from Skye – a Review

In my real life as a public librarian, I occasionally get to review books for our website. Here’s my latest review, of Jessica Brockmole’s debut novel Letters from Skye. http://bit.ly/i09OW5 Being the superficial man that I am, I often judge … Continue reading

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Paleo Smack Down – A Refutation of the Paleo Diet / Lifestyle

I wonder that motivated Marlene Zuk to write Paleofantasy: What Evolution Really Tells Us About Sex, Diet and How We Live.  The focus of the book is, as the title indicates, a refutation of the paleo diet / paleo lifestyle … Continue reading

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