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Reading Around

My reading habits changed when I bought my Kindle a few years ago, and they continue to evolve. When I first got the Kindle it seemed so much more convenient than dragging around a bunch of books, and I started … Continue reading

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The Sun is Setting

The Sun Never Sets: Travels to the Remaining Outposts of the British Empire By Simon Winchester In the early 1980s, journalist Winchester decided to visit what was left of the British Empire. It was an odd assortment of places including … Continue reading

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Without a Net : Middle Class and Homeless (with Kids)

Without a Net : Middle Class and Homeless (with Kids) in America: My Story — By Michelle Kennedy Kennedy was a typical college student until a series of circumstances and mistakes sets her life on a downward spiral. Her parents … Continue reading

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Us and Them: Understanding Your Tribal Mind — By…

Us and Them: Understanding Your Tribal Mind — By David Berreby An interesting look at the how (and sometimes why) the human mind thinks about other human beings– specifically, how we divide ourselves into groups, and then deal with the … Continue reading

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The Search: How Google and Its Rivals Rewrote the…

The Search: How Google and Its Rivals Rewrote the Rules of Business and Transformed Our Culture — By John Battelle Battelle is the founder of the influential The Industry Standard, and cofounding editor of Wired, so he’s been in a … Continue reading

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The Lost Night: A Daughter’s Search for the Truth…

The Lost Night: A Daughter’s Search for the Truth of Her Father’s Murder — By Rachel Howard It happened in Merced, California, late one June night in 1986. Ten year old Rachel’s stepbrother woke her up to a confusing scene, … Continue reading

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Finding Betty Crocker: The Secret Life of America…

Finding Betty Crocker: The Secret Life of America’s First Lady of Food — By Susan Marks There never was a real Betty Crocker. The wise and competent advisor to generations of American housewives was created in 1921 by the PR … Continue reading

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