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A Legion of Horribles

Taking a page from Paul Bond’s book, I used a quote from Cormac McCarthy’s Blood Meridian for this post. Here is the entire passage: A legion of horribles, hundreds in number, half naked or clad in costumes attic or biblical or wardrobed … Continue reading

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A True Crime Book List

Thanks to this tweet from Mary Kayler, I found this list of the nine most disturbing True Crime books. I was happy to see that three of which are part of the True Crime course syllabus Paul Bond and I came … Continue reading

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I’ll take the book with the shiny cover

I’m aware that a lot of folks read a lot of books on their iPads, Kindles, smart phones, laptops, etc. In fact, there’s a whole business and culture around the process that bores me to no end. And while I’m … Continue reading

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Summer of Love: 21 Great Stories

The Summer of Love has been sporadic since I’m giving most of my love off the internet this Summer. That noted, I wanted to follow-up my post about Frederick Wiseman’s High School with something a little less “SCHOOL IS DEATH!!!” … Continue reading

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Nikolai Gogol’s Dead Souls

I’ve been burning through books during my vacation, which I’m finding a welcome alternative when I kinda unplug—although I’m not really unplugged, just kinda—and I am in the middle of Nikolai Gogol’s Dead Souls which is absolutely hysterical. The biographical … Continue reading

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What book would you embed?

I’m probably late to this development, but I just read over the at the DUKE CIT blog that you can embed select works from the Google Books collection right into a blog post or webpage. How wild! So, I asked … Continue reading

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Call Me Ishmael

Some years ago – never mind how long precisely – having little or no money in my purse, and nothing particular to interest me on shore, I thought I would sail about a little and see the watery part of … Continue reading

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Web 2.0, Imperialism, and Nation Building

I couldn’t help but pause over a recent headline I came across in my RSS reader, and while I can’t find the original post I scanned yesterday, a quick search brought this one up first from startuparabia, “Google, AT&T, Automattic … Continue reading

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Looking for some poetry recommendations?

Check out the reviews and recommendations from Claudia Emerson’s Creative Writing class. Featuring everything from Yusef Komunyakaa’s Neon Vernacular to Edwin Arnold’s Fear of Death and Other Poems to Nikki Giovanni’s Love Poems. And we can’t forget The Outlaw Bible … Continue reading

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Textbook Torrent searches on the rise

According to a recent study (involving the WordPress Stats plugin for bavatuesdays), students searching for textbook torrents has seen a dramatic rise as of late. In little over 24 hours Google searches for the term “Textbook Torrents” on the bava … Continue reading

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