Monthly Archives: March 2017

Talking About Books . . .

Washington Post copy editor Bill Walsh died recently.  Linda Holmes writes fondly about him in an NPR article that also includes an excerpt from one of his books. — — — — — What’s your “x” rating?  Mine varies from 1.0 … Continue reading

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Book TV Programs You’ll Enjoy

I love to watch Book TV.  The variety of interviews and discussions – all about nonfiction books – can’t be matched anywhere.  And you can access the most recent offerings as well as a vast library of past programs from … Continue reading

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Quotes of Note

Throughout Guns, Germs, and Steel author Jared Diamond makes the point over and over that we shouldn’t judge “primitive” people as being unintelligent simply because they don’t possess the same knowledge database that we have.  In the example below Diamond … Continue reading

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