Umberto Eco – On Memory, Books, and Computers

Umberto Eco died on February 19, 2016. He was a brilliant man who wrote fascinating books.  He also had an encyclopedic memory. Here's a brief interview filmed by David Ferrario. In the interview, Eco discusses memory, computers, and a terrifying future.  For those of you with serious book envy that may trigger a Pavlovian response, … Continue reading Umberto Eco – On Memory, Books, and Computers

Midst NaNoWriMo – Book Ogling

Time out from NaNoWriMo to post a, ah, quickie. 😮 We've ogled each others' bookshelves in the past, but these are bookshelves par excellence: Bookshelf Porn Go ahead and drool.

Revealing My Boo–ks (some of them)

First, let me say, I sometimes get carried away by flying monkees. Now here are some of my shelves: OK, take a breath. You're in this for the long haul... I've shown you a bit of my world. Will you show me yours? Call of the Siren and I would love to go a-gawking. Cheers! … Continue reading Revealing My Boo–ks (some of them)

Literary Mardi Gras: Show Us Your Shelves!

You've heard a similar "request" yelled during Mardi Gras in New Orleans, right? Please don't respond with THOSE kinds of photos. This is a PG-rated blog. Instead, Nick (Call of the Siren) and I want to see the books on your shelves. We want to take a dip into your psyche and expose your literary soul … Continue reading Literary Mardi Gras: Show Us Your Shelves!

Dusting Bookshelves – A Poll

So I was primed for a long workday, but I happened to glance at my bookshelves---and realized I haven't dusted them since the Cubs won the World Series. It never pays to ID household shortcomings, because it is now noon. My bookshelves are dust-free, the carpets swept, and the HEPA air purifier filters changed. I … Continue reading Dusting Bookshelves – A Poll