Pseudo-random geeky quote

"He was, to put it simply, a pirate."

pg 175, The Other Log of Phileas Fogg

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Recommended Podcast: Harry Potter and the Sacred Text

I started listening to podcasts about 6 months ago, and ever since then I’ve been scrambling to find new podcasts I want to listen to. “Harry Potter & The Sacred Text” is one I look forward to every week.

“Harry Potter & the Sacred Text” is a weekly podcast hosted by Vanessa Zoltan and Casper ter Kuile that treats the books of Harry Potter as if they were sacred— that is, as if they had truth and wisdom that could be gleaned from the pages.

Author Event with Physics Professor James Kakalios

“Thank you all for coming to listen to me talk about physics on such a lovely day,” Kakalios greeted the audience, “Obviously you are all a bunch of nerds.” His kind of people.

Kakalios is the author of best-selling The Physics of Superheroes and came to Powell’s Books shortly after the release of his newest popular science book, The Physics of Everyday Things.

Spring 2016 Readathon Is Halfway over!

Halfway through Dewey’s 24-hour Readathon event and we’re still going strong. 1. What are you reading right now? I’m just starting Lab Girl by Hope Jahren. I really enjoyed meeting her at an author event and I’m very excited for this book. Jason is reading Lock In by John Scalzi and Taylor is reading Waiting […]

Recap of Operation: Quotation! Readathon Mini-Challenge and Winners

Thanks to everyone who participated in the Operation: Quotation Challenge! We really enjoyed reading all of the quotes. We picked 3 winners at random. Operation: Quotation! Winners Here are the quotes our random winners chose! “If you only read the books that everyone else is reading, you can only think what everyone else is thinking.” […]