Category Archives: Book Reviews

Review (sort of) Childhood’s End by Arthur C. Clarke

I recently experienced Arthur C Clarke’s Childhood’s End in two media: BOOK Clarke, Arthur C. 1953. Childhood’s end. New York: Ballantine Books. DVD Hurran, Nick, Matthew Graham, Paul M. Leonard, John G. Lenic, Mike Vogel, Osy Ikhile, Daisy Betts, et … Continue reading

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Review: Intergalactic Empires ‹ Planetary Defense Command ‹ Reader — WordPress.com

Link: Review: Intergalactic Empires ‹ Planetary Defense Command ‹ Reader — WordPress.com If your duties cover readers advisory, or you just like science fiction, Planetary Defense Command is a good blog to follow. The post I am linking to above … Continue reading

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Book Review – Lauren Ipsum : a story about computer science and other improbable things (Book, 2015) [WorldCat.org]

Lauren, a clever girl lost in Userland, applies logic and problem solving skills to find her way home, encountering along the way such concepts as timing attacks, algorithm design, and the traveling salesman problem. via Lauren Ipsum : a story … Continue reading

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Joint-Use Libraries: A Bibliography | ALA Library Fact Sheet Number 20

Joint-Use Libraries: A Bibliography ALA Library Fact Sheet Number 20 Joint use libraries, also known as Combined libraries, Dual use libraries, Comanaged libraries or Cooperative libraries, are a special form of library cooperation. Joint-use libraries are those where two separate … Continue reading

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Book Review: Death With All Trimmings by Lucy Burdette

Death With All the Trimmings: A Key West Food Critic Mystery by Lucy Burdette My rating: 4 of 5 stars I got off to a slow start reading this book. Life (including NaNoWrimo) got in the way and I was … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Influencing Machine

I recently finished the book: Gladstone, Brooke, Josh Neufeld, Randy Jones, and Susann Jones. 2011. The influencing machine: Brooke Gladstone on the media. New York: W.W. Norton. I’m sorry I missed this book when it came out in 2011. It … Continue reading

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Computer security literacy : staying safe in a digital world

I just finished the book: Jacobson, Douglas, and Joseph Idziorek. 2013. Computer security literacy: staying safe in a digital world. TL:DR version: Excellent book. Plain English, explanations without condescension, practical examples, multiple summaries and suggestions for further reading. Also has a “what … Continue reading

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