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Review: The Bohemians, Ben Tarnoff

Ben Tarnoff’s book The Bohemians: Mark Twain and the San Francisco Writers who Reinvented American Literature offers a fresh look at four authors who came into their own during San Francisco’s burgeoning 1860s. The ...
Big Stone
Big Stone
Big Stone

The Little Bookstore of Big Stone Gap

Anyone who has read my articles will have come to realize two things: first, that I love reading, and second, that I love visiting bookstores. Every time I go to a new place, I always check out the local bookstores. Not the big...

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Lives in Ruins featured image
Lives in Ruins featured image

Review: Lives in Ruins by Marilyn Johnson

Between the ages of about eight and 15, I was adamant that I wanted to be either an archaeologist or a paleontologist when I grew up. I can date the latter ambition to the first Jurassic Park movie, which I saw in the theater w...
sitcom
sitcom
sitcom

Review: Sitcom by Saul Austerlitz

Even the most dedicated bookkaholics probably also have a love for the sitcom. Whether you tune in every week to Modern Family or have fond childhood memories of watching Cheers before bedtime, sitcoms have been in our living r...

powerofhabit
powerofhabit
powerofhabit

The Power of Habit by Charles Duhigg

The Power of Habit With all your New Year’s resolutions fresh in your mind, you might want to read Charles Duhigg’s The Power of Habit: Why We Do What We Do in Life and Business. This nonfiction read isn’t exactly a ‘self help ...

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firstthanksgiving
firstthanksgiving

Review: The First Thanksgiving by Nathaniel Philbrick

Nathaniel Philbrick is a renowned popular historian, perhaps best known for In the Heart of the Sea: The Tragedy of the Essex (1999), the true story of the shipwreck that inspired Herman Melville’s Moby-Dick, and The Last Stand...
 
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s3 take two
s3 take two
s3 take two

Review: S3 by Fourat Janabi

It had to happen sometime: one of the myriad books I’m sent to review, for Bookkaholic or other web and print publications, was bound to be a turkey. I’m afraid this (dis)honor belongs to S3: Science, Statistics, and Skepticism...

contagious jonah berger
contagious jonah berger
contagious jonah berger

Contagious by Jonah Berger | Book Review

Contagious by Jonah Berger explains why ideas, memes, videos, and products catch on and go viral.