Category Archives: Books

  1. The Guide to a Perfect Breakfast

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    February 21, 2013 by chriszumtobel

    Back when I was studying abroad in Spain I fell in love with a routine: I would wake – usually …
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  2. My Favorite Website on the Internet

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    December 12, 2012 by chriszumtobel

    “Well-run libraries are filled with people because what a good library offers cannot be easily found elsewhere: an indoor public …
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  3. Quidditch is real, and really fun, and really funny!

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    December 2, 2012 by chriszumtobel

    It’s two different cultures, the east and west coast, but one of my biggest surprises was the sport of quidditch.  …
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  4. Advice For Novelists: Via F. Scott Fitzgerald

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    November 12, 2012 by chriszumtobel

    Writing is a lot of work… But it just takes writing and writing and writing… And then you’re finished! Oh …
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  5. What are you reading?

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    November 5, 2012 by chriszumtobel

    Today, as I was waiting for the train in Portland, a man sat down beside me.  He seemed like a …
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  6. Powell’s Must Be Heaven…

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    October 31, 2012 by chriszumtobel

    A rainy day (of course) in my favorite city at the world’s greatest bookstore.  It doesn’t get much better. Autumn …
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  7. Oscar Wilde Vs Hunter S Thompson

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    October 30, 2012 by chriszumtobel

    I read two very different books on my trip to Las Vegas this weekend.  Well, the more I think about …
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  8. Why Everyone Should Love Kafka

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    October 30, 2012 by chriszumtobel

    Okay, first off, I have to admit that I don’t quite love Kafka yet… I want to, I try to, …
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  9. Fear and Loathing on My Way to Las Vegas

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    October 25, 2012 by chriszumtobel

    A post from the road today!  On my way to Las Vegas, so I figured it was a fitting time …
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  10. How to Speed Read like the Real Rain Man

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    October 24, 2012 by chriszumtobel

    The above video is an excerpt of a documentary on an amazing human, Kim Peek, the savant who the movie …
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