Monthly Archives: April 2013

13 Ways to Steal a Bicycle

The (roughly) 13 ways that you can steal a bicycle are Larceny: stealing by stealth, e.g. I swipe your bicycle from your front porch Robbery: stealing by force, e.g. I swipe your bicycle after knocking you on the head False … Continue reading

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Meeting An Author

Stuart Banner’s American Property: A History of How, Why, and What We Own is a special book I’m reading. I’m now not going to even pause for you to ask why it’s special (mostly because I suspect that you weren’t … Continue reading

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Upcoming Posts

It’s hard to write when you don’t read. My first Prezi presentation The blog posts are getting a bit too long. Bloomsbury Press The art of cherry picking a book review Book with parts not more than its sum Cato … Continue reading

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When Leisure Reading is not Leisurely

I race through books. I race through writing blogs. Sometimes. A lot of those times these books are leisure readings. All of those times, the blog posts are voluntary. Yet goals are set. Finish Chapter 3 by tonight! (Self) Pressure … Continue reading

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A Pricing Pattern

If you, like me, feel like you miss out on a lot of book sales because of wildly fluctuating book prices, then there may be a good reason for us missing the boat. I think some publishers are trying a … Continue reading

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Faculty Atttitude Survey

A group called the Ithaka S+R has released the latest survey in its assessment of academics’ “practices, attitudes, and needs”.  Check out that 2012 US Faculty Survey here. Although the survey is 79 pages in its entirety, the findings are … Continue reading

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Missing a Sale

Regret is heavy. You can’t put it down. You end up lugging it around even when your shoulders get tired and your back droops and hunches. And it is a special kind of regret when you miss out on a … Continue reading

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