The most inspirational quote

A  quote that reshaped my life came from a mathematical textbook.

I’ve remembered it as “what one fool can do, so can another,” but in full form it is:

Being myself a remarkably stupid fellow, I have had to teach myself the difficulties, and now beg to present to my fellow fools the parts that are not hard.

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Put your name in my story

To promote my new book Misfits, I’m running a fun contest. The winner can name a character in the Time Travel Geek-out series. Put your name–or come up with another name–in the story alongside Ada Lovelace and Marie Curie.

This particular character name turns out to be an alias for what will be a recurring evil character throughout the series.…

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Best reads of 2014

Playing with the statistics on Goodreads. Apparently I read 115 books in 2014, 14 of which I rated as 5-star. Fourteen books that changed my life and/or I will definitely be re-reading at some point.

I’m working on formulating some more stats based on the data.…

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Oyster: in depth review

I’m trying out a new app called Oyster. It’s iPhone specific for the moment. Think of it as Netflix streaming, except for books. I’m paying $10 out of pocket per month for the service, the standard rate.

The reader

Everything about the reader seems aimed at a smooth reading experience.…

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Micah Joel

Purveyor of things geeky