Archive for the 'Literacy' Category

‘We’ll see. We couldn’t help her any more than we have, she’s gotten just a free ride so far from the media; we’re the biggest ones promotin’ her campaign’

Friday, October 21st, 2016

CNN news reader Chris Cuomo admitted it on camera, TWO YEARS AGO, on June 9, 2014, when the cable network started boosting Hillary (even before she’d officially announced her latest candidacy) by giving free coverage to the launch of the latest book the Marxist wealth-redistributor supposedly “wrote,” the snoozefest “Hard Choices: A Memoir” (this one […]

The right to secede

Tuesday, May 31st, 2016

I’ve been reading in Thomas DiLorenzo’s 2012 hardback from the Ludwig von Mises Institute, “Organized Crime: The Unvarnished Truth About Government.” The book features brief summary chapters, with useful references, from the Loyola University economics professor, Research Fellow at the Independent Institute, and member of the Mont Pelerin Society, weighing in on such topics as […]

‘We’d be discarding them, anyway’

Friday, February 19th, 2016

The Library of Congress announced a few years back that it will now archive the collected works of Twitter, the cell-phone text messaging service, whose users currently send a daily flood of 55 million messages, none containing more than 140 characters.

Miskatonic Manuscript, Q&A part 4

Monday, January 4th, 2016

(This is the fourth part of a week-long Q&A with Vin about his new novel, “The Miskatonic Manuscript,” continuing the adventures of rare books sleuths Matthew Hunter and Chantal Stevens, this time carrying them far beyond peaceful Providence, Rhode Island. The Q&A series begins here.)

Getting their kicks (52 miles off) Route 66

Tuesday, December 1st, 2015

ABE Books — now owned by Amazon, last we checked — occasionally posts features intended to encourage customers to frequent and buy from the nation’s remaining “used and antiquarian” bookstores.

Book-buying 101: What does ‘good’ mean?

Saturday, June 6th, 2015

I sell books both online (www.abebooks.com/servlet/SearchResults?sortby=0&vci=51238921) and in our brick and mortar bookstore, inside the Charleston Antique Mall in Las Vegas.

A few recent listings — ‘The High End’

Sunday, March 22nd, 2015

So, there you are at the yard sale, confronted by boxes of old books, records, and miscellany. What do you look for? “Buy what you like,” has long been good advice. Until you learn to grade for condition — and to tell a first edition from a later reissue or even (God forbid) a book […]

Revisiting “America’s proud heritage: ‘uneducated, illiterate, barefooted, gun-toting hayseeds’?”

Thursday, December 11th, 2014

Has it really been five years — Thanksgiving of 2009 — since I posted a “readers respond” column under this headline? For those who’d like another gander at what passes for reasoned, well-documented debate among the defenders of today’s mandatory government youth propaganda camps, I believe it’s still posted at http://www.vinsuprynowicz.com/?p=374 .

Some of September’s new arrivals

Friday, September 5th, 2014

By the way, in case you didn’t know, Cat’s Curiosities offers a careful selection of unusual vinyl LP records online — many autographed — as well as our online stock of 1,400 books, all hand-inspected and individually described. To see our online vinyl LPs, check out: http://www.abebooks.com/servlet/SearchResults?kn=LP&sortby=0&vci=51238921

The Testament of James, third excerpt

Thursday, August 28th, 2014

Added to the first two excerpts, posted earlier this summer, the following takes the reader through the first 10,000 words of Vin’s new novel, “The Testament of James,” published by Mountain Media on Dec. 16, 2014. This material is copyright c Vin Suprynowicz, 2014, all rights reserved.