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Sep 12, 2015

Author of Browsings: A Year of Reading, Collecting, and Living with Books
 
Interview starts at 15:46 and ends at 42:34
 
My main attraction to a Kindle is only age-related. If my vision deteriorates enough that I need to make the type bigger, then I could see that it’s just a wonderful tool to have. But so long as I can enjoy the books that I have, the physical books, I’ll stick with them. I have nothing against them [eReaders]. I believe that what fundamentally matters is stories, poems—people need them. The means that we access them isn’t crucial at all. 
 
News
“Amazon to Release $50 Tablet as it Struggles to Sell Pricier Devices” by Greg Bensinger at The Wall Street Journal - September 7, 2015 (Behind paywall - copy headline and paste into Google)
“What’s New Tonight from Amazon—Summary of New Kindles and Fires” at The Kindle Chronicles - September 17, 2015
“Amazon Kindle Voyage 2 to be Released November 2015” by Michael Kozlowski at Good e-Reader - July 9, 2015
“Amazon’s Kindle Scout Publishing Platform Expands Internationally” - press release September 9, 2015
“20 Years of Amazon.com Bookselling” by Jim Milliot at Publishers Weekly - September 4, 2015
 
Tech Tip
How to type like 1,000 monkeys on a Kindle on-screen keyboard
 
Interview with Michael Dirda     
Reviews of Browsings in The Washington Post, The Minneapolis StarTribune, and Wall Street Journal
“Book Shopping with the Best-Read Man in America” by John Lingan at The Paris Review - December 28, 2012
Michael Dirda’s reading at Politics and Prose Bookstore in Washington, D.C. - August 10, 2015
Twisted Clay by Frank Walford
On Conan Doyle: Or, The Whole Art of Storytelling by Michael Dirda
The Lost World by Arthur Conan Doyle
Professor Challenger Premium Collection by Arthur Conan Doyle
The Exploits of Brigadier Gerard by Arthur Conan Doyle
 
Content
Housebroken by The Behrg
Eddie & Sunny by Stacey Cochran
 

Music for my podcast is from an original Thelonius Monk composition named "Well, You Needn't." This version is "Ra-Monk" by Eval Manigat on the "Variations in Time: A Jazz Persepctive" CD by Public Transit Recording" CD. 
 
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