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My First Weeks with Google Play (Audio) Books

Google has introduced Audiobooks, and we finally have a legitimate competitor to Audible.

My Year in Books - 2016

A recap of the books I read in 2016, from Harry Potter to Dune to Russian history.

Amontillado - A Mystery Novel

Kevin Koperski’s Amontillado, the Edgar Allan Poe-inspired murder mystery, is available now!

To Osten Ard Again with Tad Williams

We return to the land of Osten Ard with Tad Williams' newest novel, The Heart of What was Lost.

A Moment of Reflection for Those who Die as a Footnote

It's easy to focus our studies on famous historical figures, but let's not forget everyone else.

Boxed Books Bad

Preparing for a move, I boxed up my book collection, resulting in rather strong emotions.

New Arrival: The ABC of Edgar Allan Poe

A Kickstarter project arrives on my doorstep, and it's a gorgeous tribute to the gothic author.

2015 - My Year in Books

Links to all the books I read in 2015.

The Shannara Chronicles

A new show set in Terry Brooks' Shannara series kicks off tonight on MTV. I'm excited.

Patrick Rothfuss Talks Charities and Process

But mostly about process, even if it's not at first apparent.

Forgotten Colors: A Kickstarter Book Win

The Play Attitude team puts out another gorgeous book, this time telling an original story.

Now Reading "The Watchmaker of Filigree Street" by Natasha Pulley

I need more female prose in my life, especially when it’s this elegant.

Now Reading "Napoleon: A Life" by Andrew Roberts

An intimidating, thorough, and fascinating biography of the infamous French emperor.

Now Reading "Armada" by Ernest Cline

Ready Player One was geeky, fun, and memorable. Can Ernest Cline do it again with Armada?

Carlos Ruiz Zafón does Chipotle

Carlos Ruiz Zafón's story about death, happiness, love, and the end of the world. On a Chipotle cup!

"Go Set a Watchman" by Harper Lee

Whether published for its merit or its fame, a book like Go Set a Watchman is a rare thing.

"How Music Got Free" by Stephen Witt

A history of something I experienced firsthand: the invention of MP3s and the rise of streaming.

The ABC of Edgar Allan Poe

An awesome Poe-inspired Kickstarter project ends soon. Don't miss your chance to back it.

"The Third Reich at War" by Richard J Evans

A painful look at every detail of Hitler and the Nazis during wartime.

Amontillado: Designing the Book Cover

Walking through the process of creating the Amontillado book cover.

"Seveneves" by Neal Stephenson

Neal Stephenson's novel, Seveneves, spans thousands of years in a single volume.

At Long Last... Unfettered

Two and a half years later, a major fantasy anthology arrives on my doorstep.

"This Changes Everything: Capitalism vs The Climate" by Naomi Klein

If anything should inspire global attention and effort, is it not the land and water we need?

In Which I say Again...

I'm no critic. So I shall talk about the books I'm reading before I read them.

To Consume or Create

Are we defined by our output or our consumption?