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Some Rise by Sin, by Philip Caputo

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Philip Caputo has written some masterpieces of people and cultures in conflict. Best known perhaps for A Rumor of War, his Vietnam novel, I was first exposed...

The Meditations of Marcus Aurelius

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I have taken to reading a few pages of Marcus Aurelius’ Meditations every morning as an antidote for all the everything going on (not just, or even foremost,...

Amazon Alexa book recommender

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Today marks our 2nd foray into voice-driven book recommendations. Today we’re releasing an Alexa Skill for book recommendations, powered by The Hawaii Projec...

Social Reading

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Reading a book? $9.99 or so.  Reading a book with a friend? Priceless.

Ancillary Justice, by Ann Leckie

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Ancillary Justice was the “it” book of science fiction in 2013. It won the 2014 Hugo, the Nebula, the Arthur C. Clarke, the Locus, and other awards. The list...

Burning the Days, by James Salter

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I recently reviewed the books I read last year. Some great stuff, but also too much “bookish junk food”. I’m committed to reading better this year.