Super fun book alert!

A friend who is a reader here (and a monthly donor!) recommended a book recently, while we were chatting during evening drinks and cigars at Acton U (he and his wife went to that, too – smart people).

I just finished the audio version and I must pass it along.  It was great fun!

Consider listening to it, since an audio book plays a part!  I had it on my Kindle, with the Audible option (which, in a cool way, synchs across your reading options).

Mr. Penumbra’s 24-Hour Bookstore: A Novel by Robin Sloan



It’s wonderfully nerdy and old fashioned at the same time.

Don’t have a Kindle yet?  Get a Paperwhite HERE.  One of you wonderful readers sent me one.  I have been using it in tandem with my older Kindle.  The Paperwhite is super slim and small, easy to slide into a pocket.  There is the Kindle Fire HERE.  I haven’t used one of those yet.



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  1. Knittingfoole says:

    I have a Kindle fire. I love it! I have all kinds of apps and goodies. All kinds of books, a bible, and a breviary. Plus Lord of the Rings downloaded so I have it even without wifi. Super cool!

  2. The Cobbler says:

    I saw the title of this post and immediately assumed you’d ended up in another science fiction novel…

  3. ctln says:

    I wholeheartedly second this recommendation. I listened to this on Audible and enjoyed it thoroughly!

  4. capchoirgirl says:

    This is the second warm recommendation I’ve had about this book in the past few months. So now I have to read it. I’m getting the paperback copy, because I hear the cover glows in the dark!

  5. Gil Garza says:

    I heartily recommend this book nerd’s book. The audio version is superb. Thank your, Fr. Z for the tip!

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