Posts from the ‘Books’ category

In praise of audio books

Podcasts were my gateway drug into audio books. Some time around 2007, I started listening to more books than I read. Some of my first audio…

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I have the banking profile of an international terrorist

I’m currently reading (well, listening to) Super Freakonomics, the Gladwellian sequel to Freakonomics. It’s full of dinner conversation-friendly factoids like “more US military personnel died in…

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A map of The Cat’s Table

I recently finished reading Michael Ondaatje’s excellent The Cat’s Table. It tells the story of a boy’s journey (ostensibly, but not actually, Ondaatje himself–he’s a notorious…

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Becoming an author overnight

While eating lunch on Tuesday, James Erwin noticed a question in the AskReddit section of Reddit.com, the popular social news site, that struck his fancy. Another…

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Will the future eat all our cultural objects?

Twenty years from now, how different will our homes look? What cultural objects will be left? CDs have pretty much become curiosities already. DVDs are headed…

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Time is More Infinite Than We

Regular readers may recall that last fall we recovered a deer skull from a fawn that had died on our Pender Island property. I was unsure…

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Our Book in Portuguese

I was oddly delighted the other day to receive a copy of our book translated into Brazilian Portuguese. I see that they didn’t try to translate…

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Media I Have Recently Consumed

Could that title sound less enticing? A quick rundown of stuff I’ve seen, read, heard or otherwise ingested. Extra Lives: Why Video Games Matter – I’m…

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