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I’m a book nerd. I don’t read as often as I should, but tell that to my overflowing bookshelves.

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Ice Nine & a Tangled Up Cat’s Cradle

books & reading | featured 

26 Feb 02017 | 3 minutes of your time

…an allusion to the cold war and the nuclear build up era during which it was written.

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Slinging Guns & Gunslingers

books & reading 

19 Feb 02017 | 3 minutes of your time

And so thus began my relationship with the novels of Stephen King.

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Just One of A Hundred Thousand Worlds

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9 Feb 02017 | 4 minutes of your time

The story got a bit bogged down in the middle, but generally I liked it…

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What About Bob(iverse)?

books & reading 

12 Jan 02017 | 4 minutes of your time

What if we could transfer the essence of a human brain, it’s thoughts and memories, into a computer and make that computer sentient?

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You Put Your Robot Hand In… and You Shake it All About

books & reading 

5 Jan 02017 | 2 minutes of your time

I read Sleeping Giants by Sylvain Neuvel.

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Big Brains, Darwin, Trout and the Galápagos

books & reading 

1 Jan 02017 | 3 minutes of your time

a science fiction-ish novel told from a million years the far future

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Hesse’s “Steppenwolf” Meet Tyler Durden

books & reading 

7 Dec 02016 | 4 minutes of your time

There are no dimly lit, drunken fist fights, but the parallel to Fight Club is strong in this one…

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Brad’s Big Book Queue: Prologue

books & reading 

1 Dec 02016 | 4 minutes of your time

In 2016 I had this big goal of rereading 25 books.

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It’s the little things…

…that come in 35 hour-long packages of audiobook awesomeness that can easily make your day. Anna Karenina as read by Maggie Gyllenhaal was released by Audible today. Which I probably would have bought for the retail price $40, y’know, if I didn’t have a credit to spend. And, that too: I would have totally paid a full credit for that book, one of my favorite books read by an actress I respect, y’know, had I not been given the awesome you-already-own-the-ebook discount. So… best two bucks I ever spent.

To Read: Like I Used To (or, The Revenge of The 40ish)

books & reading 

23 Jun 02016 | 3 minutes of your time

I guess what I’m saying is that it’s not you, fiction, it’s me. I’m getting old…

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