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Book Review: Connecting Alaskans

I recently finished the book: Hudson, Heather E. 2015. Connecting Alaskans: telecommunications in Alaska from telegraph to broadband. If you live or frequently work in Alaska or rural communications, I highly recommend this book to you. ¬†It is readable for … Continue reading

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Book Review: Blackcollar

At its heart this is a book about space ninjas. Most of them aren’t Japanese, but they are extremely stealthy and fight mostly with throwing stars and nunchucks. In the distant future, the worlds of the Terran Democratic Empire are … Continue reading

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Book Review: An Appetite for Murder

An Appetite for Murder by Lucy Burdette My rating: 5 of 5 stars I found this book as a result of Twitter. As a librarian and author of the Writer’s Guide to Government Information, I sometimes get authors following me. … Continue reading

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Review: Initiates, The: A Comic Artist and a Wine Artisan Exchange Jobs

Initiates, The: A Comic Artist and a Wine Artisan Exchange Jobs by √Čtienne Davodeau My rating: 5 of 5 stars Recommended without hesitation. This a graphic novel with a “small is beautiful” subtext. This is the story of a graphic … Continue reading

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Review: Upsetting the Balance

Upsetting the Balance by Harry Turtledove My rating: 3 of 5 stars I may be sounding like a broken record here, but the third book in the WorldWar series is just good enough for me to move onto the next … Continue reading

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Review: American Jesus: How the Son of God Became a National Icon

American Jesus: How the Son of God Became a National Icon by Stephen R. Prothero My rating: 4 of 5 stars A well researched book on the concept of Jesus in American culture. Starts off with the surprising but documented … Continue reading

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Review: The Frozen Toe Guide to Real Alaskan Livin’: Learn How to Survive Moose Attacks, Endless Winters & Life Without Indoor Plumbing

The Frozen Toe Guide to Real Alaskan Livin’: Learn How to Survive Moose Attacks, Endless Winters & Life Without Indoor Plumbing by Brookelyn Bellinger My rating: 4 of 5 stars I’ve lived in Alaska since 1998 and think this was … Continue reading

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