Wednesday, August 2, 2017


Got a quick trip coming up to move Junior into his apartment at college in Mankato. One of the best parts is getting to visit a great used book store there: Once Read Bookstore. Here's a nice feature story on it.

And other stuff:

*** So this is from Daniel Handler, best known for his Lemony Snicket series: If you want to get boys to read give them books about sex. Not sure what to think of this, so going to have to noodle it for a bit and maybe write a post tba.

*** One of my guilty pleasures is Sharknado, deal with it: How 'Sharknado' Casts Its C-Listers and Nearly Landed Trump as President

*** Here are the four books Mark Cuban is reading this summer

*** 13 Books to Read in August.
From a fast-paced, surprising novel about a Brooklyn mom on the run from the law, to a story collection about the varied lives of young, female Chinese immigrants, to a cookbook that tells you how to make classic American treats like Oreos and Nutter Butters (seriously), here are the books you need to devour in August.

*** 13 Writers Longlisted for the 2017 Man Booker Prize.

*** The NY Times touches on hate from an unexpected source (to them).
The leaders of the Women’s March, arguably the most prominent feminists in the country, have some chilling ideas and associations. Far from erecting the big tent so many had hoped for, the movement they lead has embraced decidedly illiberal causes and cultivated a radical tenor that seems determined to alienate all but the most woke.
*** Is this really news? AP: Older people dying on job at higher rate than all workers