Category Archives: Books

  1. Brick and Mortar Barnes and Noble: Give Us Your Money and Get Out!

    11/16/2017 by syrbal-labrys

    Barnes and Noble in Lakewood is the last book store near us here in this wet gray November Washington State. …
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  2. Quibble, Quibble, OR Sometimes a Great Notion AIN’T

    06/10/2017 by syrbal-labrys

    I’ve been reading about a book per week this year, but not doing reviews.  But the most recent book I …
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  3. Sunday Service

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    01/08/2017 by syrbal-labrys

    WordPress asks me “What’s on my mind?” Oh, so very much.  There are pots at a full rolling boil on …
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  4. The Bored Reader Recites — Kind of, Sort of; Oh Review Hell!

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    12/28/2016 by syrbal-labrys

    I’ve not kept up with my reading. And I’m patently failing to hit my 52 books this year — because …
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  5. Just Curious? Time Should Wound Some Heels….


    09/17/2016 by syrbal-labrys

    We got a fat envelope this week from “The Folio Society”. This is an outfit in England that publishes beautiful …
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  6. Oh, Fine – A Catch-Up Book Review Dump

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    09/14/2016 by syrbal-labrys

    Over at my other blog, Steel Kachinas, I’ve had occasion on my Gratitude Project posts, to twice gratefully post annoyed …
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  7. Fast and Dirty: Book Review Dump

    06/05/2016 by syrbal-labrys

    Yes, I’ve neglected book reviews forever and ever. Get your coffee/tea/beer and settle in or walk away right now. I …
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  8. Kantian Reading Fail

    06/01/2016 by syrbal-labrys

    I joke about quite often, that I am a Kantian Existentialist in love with Frederich Nietzsche.  But it really is …
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  9. Reading, Reading

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    01/14/2015 by syrbal-labrys

    I have moved the book review/rant segment over to Experiential Pagan for the New Year.  It should appear every Wednesday …
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  10. The Bad Reader


    01/04/2015 by syrbal-labrys

    I WAS a bad reader last year.  I was too busy with tearing apart an entire kitchen, rebuilding a whole …
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  11. Yawning Thursday

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    09/25/2014 by syrbal-labrys

    Ah, Thursday and another dawn with no sleep — too worried about the Runaway Returning (the youngest son returning, driving …
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  12. Spin On A Sunday – A Carousel in Omelas*


    04/27/2014 by syrbal-labrys

    Immanuel Kant, one of my favorite and most intractably Prussian sort of philosophers, did not agree utterly with the materialist …
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  13. Rapid Review After Slow Reading

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    03/30/2014 by syrbal-labrys

    Well, I violated my promise to post at both new and full moons….but not entirely.  I’ve read so damned little …
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