National Reading Month

As part of National Reading Month Amazon is reducing the price of several books that they label "Books that inspired our passion to read"

Bradbury Stories: 100 of His Most Celebrated Tales ($1.99)

Some of the other titles:

Cites & Insights 14:4 (April 2014) available

The April 2014 issue of Cites & Insights (volume 14, issue 4, whole # 172) is now available for downloading at

The print-oriented two-column edition is 22 pages.

Those reading online or on a tablet may prefer the 6x9" single-column version, which is 41 pages long, at

This issue includes two essays:

Cites & Insights 14:3 (March 2014) available

Breaking the silence of project preparation to announce:

Cites & Insights 14:3 (March 2014) is now available for downloading at

Why I just published a useless book.

I just used Kindle Direct Publishing to learn the steps so I could offer this as a library program, basically:

Why a conservative economist moved to the country

PBS NewsHour piece

Economics correspondent Paul Solman profiles Chris Martenson, a former science professional who gave up his large home and high-status job for life in rural Massachusetts. From there he began expressing his deep dissatisfaction with the way the U.S. economy works and garnered a growing following on his website, Peak Prosperity.

Cites & Insights 14:2 (February 14) available

The February 2014 issue of Cites & Insights (volume 14, number 2) is now available for downloading at

The two-column print-oriented (and optimized for printing) PDF is 42 pages long.

Cites & Insights 14.1 (January 2014) available

Now entering its fourteenth (!) year, the January 2014 Cites & Insights is now available at

The issue is 32 pages long. The single-column "online version" is 62 pages long.

This issue includes:
The Front (p. 1)

A few notes on reaching the fourteenth year.

Words: Books, E and P (pp. 1-25)

Indie Bookstores Don't Take Kindly To Amazon's Kindle Offer

Distorted Mirror of Wikipedia

Standing Bear Talk

SCSU Library Grad Program Loses ALA Accreditation

Cites & Insights 13:12 (December 2013) available

Cites & Insights 13:12 (December 2013) is now available for download at

The issue is 34 pages long.

The single-column 6" x 9" "online version," optimized for faster download and online or tablet reading, is also available--

Odd graffiti

Graffiti on trains is common. Graffiti on trains commenting on the Internet? Not so common.



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