My most popular book-reviews: Part IV (Spring 2013)

This is the final part in a four part series: Part I covered Summer of 2012; Part II covered Fall of 2012; and Part III covered Winter of 2013.

This is the final installment of this week's retrospective of last year's most popular book-reviews. If you enjoyed this tour down memory-lane, let me know in the comments, OK? This part covers the most popular reviews of Spring 2103:


The Boy Who Loved Math: The Improbable Life of Paul Erdős -- great kids' book: A beautifully written, beautifully illustrated kids' biography of Paul Erdős, the fantastically prolific itinerant mathematician who published more papers than any other mathematician in history.

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My most popular book-reviews: Part III (Winter 2013)

This is the third part in a four part series: Part I covered Autumn of 2012; Part II covered Winter of 2012.

This week, I'm revisiting my most popular book reviews of the past year, getting a hit of the visceral joy that comes from helping other people discover my favorite paper-pals. Here's part III, Winter of 2013:


Minimalist Parenting: Getting Things Done meets childrearing: A simple, short, entirely sensible guide to escaping social expectations and personal childrearing anxiety. It's a book about figuring out the parenting choices that'll make you and your family the happiest, and to clearing your life of all the stuff that's been foisted on you as a must-do for modern parenting.

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My most popular book-reviews: Part II (Fall 2012)

As said yesterday, I love reviewing books on Boing Boing. A lifetime spent flogging books has addicted me to the rare pleasure of helping other people fall in love with my favorite books. This week, I'm looking at the past year's most popular book reviews and rounding them up quarter-by-quarter. Here's today's installment, Fall 2012:

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My most popular book-reviews: Part I (Summer 2012)

I love reviewing books on Boing Boing; I've been a bookseller, off and on, since I was 16 years old and I know few pleasures keener than turning people onto books that I love. Inspired by the positive attention the repost of my 2007 review of How to Cheat at Everything garnered, I decided to do a little analysis of the last year's most popular books, on a quarter-by-quarter basis. I've put together a series of posts to run this week with each quarter's top reviews. Here's the hit-parade from Summer 2012:


A Wrinkle in Time, worthy graphic novel adaptation: Hill and Wang's A Wrinkle in Time: The Graphic Novel is Hope Larson's really wonderful and worthy adaptation of the original. Larson is very faithful to the original text, and the graphic form really suits the story, as it allows for direct illustration of some of the more abstract concepts (such as the notion of folding space in higher dimensions to attain faster-than-light transpositions of matter).

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