SIX OF THE BEST… books I discovered by accident

I know I’ve mentioned in the past that I subscribe to an e-book library that often gets pretty big dumps of books for borrowing. It’s not quite like going to the bookstore — you can’t just walk through the aisles until you find something that looks good. It comes down to title, author, and a thumbnail of the cover. If I’m interested, I’ll click in and read the synopsis, and if it catches my interest, I’ll borrow it.

Sometimes I stumble upon crap. But other times there are hidden gems. Here are six of the best books I discovered by accident.

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Book Review: “Silencing Sharks” by John Hope

It can often be quite a surprise when you find out that someone you know has written a book. It’s even more of a surprise when you find out that your first college roommate has written a whole lot of them.

In this case, the college roommate is John Hope, and his most recent book is Silencing Sharks. It’s the story of Peter Bench (yes, I got the reference), a deaf 13-year-old boy who learns that he can hear sharks — and the sharks need his help.

Read the full review at Nerdery Public.

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SIX OF THE BEST… efficiency-increasing Chrome extensions

I’ve been using Google Chrome for many a year now, and while some complain of its resource hogging, I still feel like it’s the best browser for me. Google already knows all of my personal information; might as well let them personalize things for me, right?

But even power users can use a little something to supercharge their experiences with their browsers. In that vein, here are six of the best efficiency-increasing Chrome extensions (that I currently use).

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SIX OF THE BEST… musical episodes

Do you like musical episodes? I like musical episodes.

SIX OF THE BEST… musical episodes

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Book Review: Only Superhuman by Christopher L. Bennett

I’ve reviewed Only Superhuman, Christopher L. Bennett’s first original novel, over at Escape Pod. I liked it, for the most part.

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SIX OF THE WORST… examples of corporatespeak

I used to run a blog that lampooned corporatespeak. I mined my archives for this week’s column.

SIX OF THE WORST… examples of corporatespeak

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SIX OF THE BEST… things that are still on my Amazon wishlist

What’s on your wishlist?

SIX OF THE BEST… things that are still on my Amazon Wishlist

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