You Are What You Read!

Hosted by Jen Dayton
Hosted by Jen Dayton

I am pleased to report that this week we have some of our tried and true elements back.  Also, please note that there will not be a YAWYR next week.  We are gone all week at Book Expo America or as I like to call it, Christmas in May.  This is Publishing’s big trade show for the year and it is where we learn all about what we need to be excited about for the year to come.  S

Nice New Book Goodness!

Here is what you can find on the shelves that is new next week. Come in and visit us, or put your items on hold from home! We will let you know when they are ready for you to pick up!

You Are What You Read!

Hosted by Jen Dayton
Hosted by Jen Dayton

Again this week we have some missing elements.  I offer no excuses or explanations. I know it’s disconcerting, but yes, this is still You Are What You Read.  This week we have some Chinese, action figures, a castle, a mash-up that has no business existing but we are not judging, anarchy, good books, a bad man, Everest, and a Southern Sojourn. 

Let us begin.

Nice New Book Goodness!

Here is what you can find on the shelves that is new next week. Come in and visit us, or put your items on hold from home! We will let you know when they are ready for you to pick up!

You Are What You Read!

Hosted by Jen Dayton
Hosted by Jen Dayton

This week we have some Northern Mexico, Maine, Tennessee, Chicago, LA and New York. 

There is no Paris, there is no WWII, and there are no Nazis.  There are no home repair updates, nor are there any egg trees. 

Yes, you are reading You Are What You Read.

Nice New Book Goodness!

Here is what you can find on the shelves that is new next week. Come in and visit us, or put your items on hold from home! We will let you know when they are ready for you to pick up!

You Are What You Read!

Hosted by Jen Dayton
Hosted by Jen Dayton

Could this week have been more glorious?  This is why we live here People!  Our Sweet Ann update?  It would appear she is just about done!

Nice New Book Goodness!

Here is what you can find on the shelves that is new next week. Come in and visit us, or put your items on hold from home! We will let you know when they are ready for you to pick up!

Dial "M" for Mayhem

Back in the pre-internet, pre-cell phone days, the largest national communications network was the telephone. Using a rotary dial and some patience, you could reach someone on the other side of the country in just a few minutes, which was a revelation. The system worked amazingly well but it had a major security flaw, and this flaw made the network the personal playground of an underground band of "phone phreaks."

The phreaks discovered that they could re-route calls and bypass the system, using whistles, taps, and brazen ingenuity. College students, blind teenage prodigies, and various outlaw characters (including Steve Wozniak and Steve Jobs) created "blue boxes" for their underground operations, which, according to Jobs, presaged the creation of Apple Computers.

Eventually, Ma Bell and the FBI caught up with them and everything unraveled...but not before the phreaks left their mark on the industry. Phil Lapsley's history of that era reads like the very best of espionage fiction except that it's true. Modern technology makes such a David and Goliath story unlikely to ever happen again -- and Exploding the Phone uncovers the whole fascinating secret history.
 

You Are What You Read!

Hosted by Jen Dayton
Hosted by Jen Dayton

This week we have nothing but joyful proclamations. Ann has left Appalachia in the dust and reports that she is now the proud owner of a home with running water and electricity.  I think we can safely declare the arrival of spring.

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