Category Archives: Books

Wrongful Life?

The reason I like reading nonfiction so much is because I feel I learn all kinds of weird, wonderful things reading them books. Take Elizabeth Price Foley’s The Law of Life and Death for instance. The book touches on the concept of wrongful … Continue reading

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Free!

Peter Suber’s book “Open Access” has gone open access today. It’s free, free, free! Even better: Open Access is available in a myriad of formats, including not only your run-of-the-mill PDF but also ePub, Mobi, and HTML. Get the book … Continue reading

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Accessorizing

Is it a bird? Is it a book? Why, it’s my new e-reader cover. For $10 (due to “labor intensity”), Books Beyond Bars will sell you one of these nifty covers that they hand made. The covers came from books that … Continue reading

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A Very Strange Book

Have any of you read James Q. Whitman’s The Verdict of Battle: The Law of Victory and the Making of Modern War? As Whitman’s book is no bestseller and my blog no mega popular web spot, I realize the chances … Continue reading

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Death is a Good Time to be Acknowledged.

Death is a good time to be acknowledged. This is only sensible: your death is an occasion to remind people what you may have accomplished in life. It serves as a coordinating mechanism, a reason, or an excuse for people … Continue reading

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Reading About Sex

The book I’m reading is Under Household Government: Sex and Family in Puritan Massachusetts by M. Michelle Jarrett Morris. M. Morris describes her book in this way, “this is a story about families and family life in late seventeenth-century Massachusetts. The families in … Continue reading

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Not More than the Sum of its Parts

Collections of essays fall into two sorts: those that are intentionally written to be a collection and those with their constituent parts written, and even initially published, as individual pieces but then eventually pulled together to make a book. Examples … Continue reading

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