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hardly ever does The Globe and Mail books section every Saturday feature more than one, maybe two, books that I’m interested in. They’re pretty heavy on the Canlit side, with a heavy helping of the kind of public affairs books that don’t really do it for me. The mystery roundup feature is usually my best…

This one is a little less on the strictly amusing side and a little more on the useful and thoughtful side for a Friday Fun post, but sometimes it’s worth mixing things up a bit. I’ve mostly not read these books myself but I am in the middle of the Christensen/Eyring book right now. And…

Books I’d like to read

Another list of books for your reading and collection development pleasure. Abelard to Apple: The Fate of American Colleges and Universities by Richard A. DeMillo When academics get together to talk about the future, they talk mainly to each other, but the American system of higher education has many more stakeholders than that. Over the…

Books I’d like to read

For your reading and collection development pleasure! Planned Obsolescence: Publishing, Technology, and the Future of the Academy by Kathleen Fitzpatrick Academic institutions are facing a crisis in scholarly publishing at multiple levels: presses are stressed as never before, library budgets are squeezed, faculty are having difficulty publishing their work, and promotion and tenure committees are…

Google Cult Books I’d like to read

The New York Review of Books has a great group review of some recentish books on everyone’s favourite Internet behemoth: Google. And they all look pretty interesting! (And I may have featured a couple of these before.) In The Plex: How Google Thinks, Works, and Shapes Our Lives by Steven Levy (ISBN-13: 978-1416596585) In barely…

Geek Book Gift Guide

Although it is perilously close to way too late, but you do have time to rush down to an actual, honest-to-goodness bookstore (or perhaps get an ebook from an estore) and maybe pick up one of these titanic suggestions from Ethan Gilsdorf on Tor.com. All great stuff for the geek in your life. Hint, hint.…

Another list for your reading, gift giving and collection development pleasure. The Tunguska Mystery by Vladimir Rubtsov Coming Climate Crisis? Consider the Past, Beware the Big Fix by Claire L Parkinson How It Ends: From You to the Universe by Chris Impey Lake Views: This World and the Universe by Steven Weinberg The Quants: How…

Books I’d Like to Read

For your reading and collection development pleasure: 137: Jung, Pauli, and the Pursuit of a Scientific Obsession by Arthur I. Miller “The history is fascinating, as are the insights into the personalities of these great thinkers.”–New Scientist Is there a number at the root of the universe? A primal number that everything in the world…

Books I’d Like to Read

It’s been quite a long while since I’ve done one of these. Here are some recently noticed books that look interesting from either a collection development or a professional development point of view. Fans, Friends And Followers: Building An Audience And A Creative Career In The Digital Age by Scott Kirsner An essential guide for…

Books I’d like to read

It’s been quite a long time since I did one of these posts, but as the summer reading season approaches I thought I’d highlight a few interesting items that are coming out soon. Free: The Future of a Radical Price (Amazon.ca) In his revolutionary bestseller, The Long Tail, Chris Anderson demonstrated how the online marketplace…

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