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Travis Bryant
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Just a guy in need of more bookshelves.
Just a guy in need of more bookshelves.

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I just finished reading A Passion for Books compiled and edited by Harold Rabinowitz and Rob Kaplan. The book was a fun read. Really fun. It was full of crazy book collectors and crazy book collector stories. One of my favorites is where A.S.W. Rosenbach…

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This weekend book lovers and writers from around the Southeast will be in Montgomery, AL for the 12th annual Alabama Book Festival. Here is the full schedule. This free event is held at Old Alabama Town, which really sets it apart from other book…

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Next week, April 9-15, 2017, is National Library Week. The entire Jefferson County Library System in and around Birmingham, AL will be observing the week with various programs and highlighting library services. One of the highlights this year is this…

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Erik Larson has signed the papers and will publish his 6th book in 2019. This time he’s diving deep into Sir Winston Churchill’s first year as Prime Minister. The working title is The Splendid and the Vile. Larson’s unique narrative nonfiction style…

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I learned a new word last week: calligram. A calligram is a poem, phrase, or word in which the typeface, calligraphy or handwriting is arranged in a way that creates a visual image. I learned this word from the design-lead for this year’s WordCamp…

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A few month’s ago the internet birthed a funky cool little group reading big important thought provoking books. You can head over to Entomology of a Bookworm to get the whole back story to the Social Justice Book Club (who doesn’t love an origin story?).…

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I’ve never made a list of all the reasons I feel fortunate to live in the neighborhood I do, but I am certain that the Little Free Libraries would be in the top 5. Last night, I ran across this little birdhouse of books perched above the sidewalk. It’s…

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This is one of my favorite Man Booker short lists in recent years. Such a great crop of authors and books. The Man Booker Podcast is also back up and running this season. I always look forward to it and it’s usually worth a listen. Also, The Guardian has…

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I am very thankful for having read this Life on the Edge. And 100% of that thanks goes to the authors. While I can not say I agree (or even understand) everything they brought forth, they did so in a very “common sense” manner that I appreciated. At…

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Reading Analytics and Readers

Earlier this year Jellybooks, a digital book testing and data tracking firm, shared reading analytics they had captured while tracking readers. I think the reading analytics get interesting when they turn their attention to completion rates. My favorite…
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