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Jun. 14th, 2010 @ 12:21 am <form /> / f(x)
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Had the option of going to trivia/karaoke night or Tom Curtin's gig tonight. Contemplated each, then went to Barnes and Noble and splurged $40 on books instead.

Sometimes a dude just needs to hole up and chill. I am a dude.

The lonely, neglected writing part of my brain is too tired to do the obligatory nerd boast about my purchases, so I'm going to outsource that duty to a popular technology magazine.

Everything is Illuminated by Jonathan Safran Foer: Love him or hate him, Foer's a strong player in the market these days, and it's not hard to see why! One look at this book just screams "quality." Laminated with a clean military-grade polymer finish, the plastic on the cover feels sturdy, not cheap. Love the high-impact book jacket design too! The pages are flip with amazing ease, and the edges feel warm and grip easily with each turn. Rounded cuts by artisan bookbinders mean you'll never prick your finger again! A must buy.

Idoru by William Gibson: A welcome addition to any geek's bookshelf, Gibson once again does not disappoint. At two megamolecule ink resolution, perfect bound with 200 horsepower high performance glue, just holding this thing in your hands gives you a feeling of raw power. Tough on insects, easy on fingertips, the book's gentle heft makes pest control a breeze. The battery life is not too shabby, either--I can open this book for hours at a time and not once have to plug it into the wall.

The Android's Dream by John Scalzi: A great read! Smooth, crisp, high-contrast slab serif fonts make the text incredibly easy on the eyes--even in daylight! The 394 machine-cut pages have a pleasant new book scent to them, like fresh Chinese noodles, and offer a whopping six megabytes of read-only data storage in a compact 1.2kg package. Comes in three sporty colors! Recommended.

After the Quake by Haruki Murakami: The best thing to come out of Japan since Yukio Mishima! This anthology's revolutionary slim, modular, ultra-portable design is sure to make it a hit among book retailers. Clear, crisp text, cutting-edge thermally activated binding, and support for a variety of functions guarantee that you will be using this book for years to come. Also the stories inside are fucking beautiful.

Coming soon: an unboxing video! Watch me slowly, pornographically remove the books from the four layers of packaging inside their box. (You know, the big, shiny box super-expensive paperback novels like these come in.)
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