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Jun 24, 2017

Reader’s Advisory Librarian at Seattle Public Library

Interview starts at 12:20 and ends at 37:05

“The Seattle Library has seen an exponential growth in our e-book usage, which like elsewhere is not cutting into our print usage. It’s additive, which is really interesting to say. Same with audiobooks. These new formats just seem to bring new people into reading and literature, so that’s all to the good.” (Photo by John Lok, The Seattle Times)


“New findings suggest it might be better to read toddlers an e-book than a print book” by Emma Young at The British Psychological Society Research Digest - June 15, 2017

“Amazon’s New Customer” by Ben Thompson at Stratechery - June 19, 2017

“In Whole Foods, Bezos Gets a Sustainably Sourced Guinea Pig” by Farhad Manjoo at The New York Times - June 17, 2017

“Open Road Integrated Media Newsletters Reach One Million Subscribers” - press release on June 22, 2017

Tech Tips

“Introducing Smart Home Camera Control with Alexa” by Jeff Blankenburg at Alexa Blogs - June 22, 2017

Interview with David Wright

Seattle Public Library

Nancy Pearl on TKC 268

Books by Jerome Charyn and James Sallis

The Handmaid’s Tale by Margaret Atwood

Books by Joanna Russ

Selected Shorts podcast

Books by Richard Matheson

Amazon support for Mary’s Place - Seattle Times May 14, 2017

Internet Archive

The Mysteries of Paris by Eugéne Sue

The Collected Works of Jack London

A Natural History of Hell: Stories by Jeffrey Ford (Includes “The Blameless”)

Articles by and about David Wright:

“Librarians of the 21st Century: Worst Story Time Ever? (Or Best?)” at LitHub - March 14, 2017

“Seattle library offers suspenseful story time just for grown-ups” by Nicole Einbinder at The Seattle Times - March 3, 2017

“Behind the Bookshelf: At home with a librarian” by Kelly Skahan at Seattle Refined

Readings (mp3) by David Wright:

Thrilling Tales events - a couple of ghost stories

Jean-Ah Poquelin, an old New Orleans Horror story by George Washington Cabell -

Some classic short-short stories:

William Hope Hodgson's A Voice in the Night

Nikolai Gogol's The Nose

Love Poems, by Lon Otto (NPR)

A pair of holiday tales (I read for NPR)


The Inevitable: Understanding the 12 Technological Forces That Will Shape Our Future by Kevin Kelly

George and Lizzy: A Novel by Nancy Pearl (Available for pre-order)


“Here’s An Idea For Amazon Kindle Books” by Dan Barnett at Medium - June 21, 2017

Next Week’s Guest

Kevin Kelly, author of The Inevitable: Understanding the 12 Technological Forces That Will Shape Our Future

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 Perspective" CD by Public Transit Recording" CD.

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