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The Typewriter Revolution: A Typist’s Guide for the 21st Century by Richard Polt. Excellent look at typewriter history, pluses and minuses of various vintage typewriters you might be interested in, and the place of typewriters in today’s world. At times, the revolution/insurgency metaphor was a bit wearying, but it ultimately didn’t detract from how interesting and useful I found this book to be. Be warned, however, that this book might make you crave your own typewriter – I bought two during the two weeks I was reading it…
To Helvetica and Back (Dangerous Type #1) by Paige Shelton. Good cozyish mystery set in a typewriter repair/book restoration/print shop in a fictitious Utah ski town modeled after Park City.
Bookman Dead Style (Dangerous Type #2) by Paige Shelton. Good continuation of this mystery series about a typewriter repair/book restoration/print shop in a fictitious Utah ski town.
Comic Sans Murder (Dangerous Type #3) by Paige Shelton. Another good addition to this series – this is the most recent book in the series. Hopefully it continues for at least a few more books.
Milk and Honey by Rupi Kaur. I rate poetry based on how much it speaks to me – how much I can relate to it…
Rainstone Fall (Chris Honeysett #3) by Peter Helton. Ok mystery about an artist/private investigator in Bath. I’ve read a lot of mysteries in a very short time and they’re blurring together, but I think this one was first person and I just couldn’t relate to the POV character (even though his name was also Chris, lol).
Falling More Slowly, Four Below, and A Good Way To Go (Detective Inspector Liam McClusky 1-3) by Peter Helton. Pretty good mystery series about a hot mess of a DI who’s new to Bristol. I must say, the author makes Bristol sound like hell on earth. O.O


“I don’t have any idea what typewriter case you’re talking about, Mom.” -Mayhem

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A Book That Takes Its Time: An Unhurried Adventure in Creative Mindfulness edited by Irene Smit & Astrid van der Hulst. Good collection of essays from the magazine Flow. This book has all sorts of goodies in it – little journals, stickers, etc. Not sure whether I’ll use them or not, though.


*GLARING* -Chaos

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Typewriters: Iconic Machines from the Golden Age of Mechanical Writing by Anthony Casillo. After a whirlwind overview of typewriter history, the rest of the book features typewriters from the author’s collection. Really, really glad this was a library book.


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The Rise and Fall of D.O.D.O. by Neal Stephenson and Nicole Galland. This was the first Neal Stephenson I’ve read since trying and failing to get into his Baroque Cycle, so I was pleasantly surprised at how compulsively readable this was. It dragged a bit in the middle, but I was sucked in by that point. I would love to retitle it Schrodinger’s Witches: The Rise and Fall of D.O.D.O.! (Spare your wrists and read the ebook. This seems like it would be extraordinarily confusing in audio.)
Abstract Painting: The Elements of Visual Language by Jane Davies. Excellent book, summed up well by its title. This is one I’ll probably reread over and over, working to absorb the contents into my subconscious mind.


“Why are all of you upside down?!” -Mayhem

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I’m back! 🙂 My class (printing ephemera on the platen press) was great fun. I printed a LOT of stickers. A LOT.

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Foolsgold: Making Something from Nothing and Freeing Your Creative Process by Susan G Wooldridge. This was good (it’s bristling with post-it flags), but not as good as Poemcrazy. It does tackle tough subjects, such loss, grieving, and feeling stuck.
The Sketchbook Project World Tour by Steven Peterman & Shane Zucker. A look at pages from Sketchbook Project sketchbooks from all over the world. It was interesting to see what people had done to their books, but also was such a fast read I’m really glad I got it from the library.
Dragonhaven by Robin McKinley. Very good first-person tale of 14-year old Jake, who lives on one of the world’s few dragon preserve parks, and who manages to accidentally and irrevocably change his life on his first solo trip into the park. (Dragons are originally from Australia, so think about the implications for dragon physiology. I’ll wait.)
The Invisible Library (The Invisible Library #1) by Genevieve Cogman. Very good urban fantasy about about a Librarian who gets assigned a very odd trainee on her next world walking mission. (This was recommended by Charles Stross in a post at tor.com about books vaguely similar to the Laundry Files.)
The Masked City (The Invisible Library #2) by Genevieve Cogman. The abruptness of the very close to being a cliffie but not quite ending annoyed me. Fortunately I had the next book checked out already.
The Burning Page (The Invisible Library #3) by Genevieve Cogman. Very good, very thrilling continuation of the series. Kept me up way too late on a work night.
The Lost Plot (The Invisible Library #4) by Genevieve Cogman. Another thriller! This actually felt as if it could be the end of the series. Or not. I think I’d be ok with it ending here.


*sleepy* -Mayhem

Does she look 12 to you?! She sure doesn’t to me.

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