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The Mallet of Loving Correction by John Scalzi
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it was amazing
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Winner of the coveted 2013 award for: Best-book-I-read-while-sitting-on-the-Toilet.

Seriously though, it's a great collection of thoughtful essays on marvelously diverse topics. My only regret is that the book format has forced them to leave out the comments and discussions that happen on Scalzi's blog. As that is a bizarre oasis of sanity and rational discourse on the internet.

The short essays here are, in turn, witty, funny, clever, thought-provoking, snarky, and warm hearted. Or some combination of those. That's not a mix you often see....

Highly recommended, even to folks who might not have a clue who John Scalzi is.
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message 1: by Dichotomy Girl (new)

Dichotomy Girl Kinda disappointed when I realized I was misreading the title. How awesome would "The MULLET of Loving Correction" be??


Patrick Kinda awesome...


message 3: by Cj (new) - added it

Cj ^^hahaha


message 4: by Kylie (new)

Kylie ok.... to me, this was a kind of a boring book.


message 5: by Muyiwa (new)

Muyiwa Just picked this up as part of the recent Humble ebook bundle as per your recommendation.
I already love Scalzi's writing, so i'm sure i'll love this.
You should probaby look into doing something like this with your blog posts as well. There are a lot of gems in there.


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