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SciWo’s Storytime: Move Over Rover

Welcome to the second installment of SciWo’s Storytime, a low-production cost substitute for the recently canceled children’s television classic, Reading Rainbow. This week, Minnow and I have been enjoying the book “Move Over Rover” by Karen Beaumont and illustrated by Jane Dyer. I apologize for the poor video quality. I think daytime shoots are going…

Summer Reading List

BrianR at Clastic Detritus introduced me to the perfect meme to wrap a tedious summer afternoon of work…What books are on my summer reading list? First let me say that *love* summer and breaks because I’ve always associated those times with a chance to do some of the reading that I’ve never managed to keep…

Book giveaway: Hollywood Science

Today’s free book is “Hollywood Science: Movies, Science, and the End of the World” by Sydney Perkowitz. (If you click over the Amazon page linked above, you’ll see a review by scibling Brian Switek of Laelaps.) Remember: To claim the book, be the first commenter to earnestly affirm that you will read and review the…

Book giveaway: Einstein for Beginners

Today’s free book is “Einstein for Beginners” a comic style introduction to Einstein’s life and work by Joseph Schwartz and Michael McGuiness To claim the book, be the first commenter to assiduously affirm that you will read and review the book in less than 6 months and then send me your snail mail address to…

I’m very busy this week, with visitors to our department, a stack of grading, and the usual drive to do more research and be a better mommy. Alice isn’t in any better shape. I was wondering how I was going to write anything for the blog. And I was also contemplating a bookshelf full of…

Open Lab 2008 is available!

The Open Laboratory third annual compendium of the best science blogging is now for sale at Lulu.com. In it you can find 52 wonderful entries, including one by me. I can’t wait to read some of the great stuff that I missed when it first came out – and having a dead tree copy will…

29 or 31

Nothing to do with my age this time, just a quick note to say that I can now add 1 to my count on the BBC book lists. Two very enjoyable evenings were spent in the delightful society of Miss Elizabeth Bennett and company.

A book meme to start the week

BBC Book Meme As seen everywhere. BBC Book List Apparently the BBC reckons most people will have only read 6 of the 100 books here. Instructions: 1) Look at the list and put an ‘x’ after those you have read. (I’ll bold those I’ve read and italicize those of which I only read part.) 2)…