Month: August 2016

#RadioBookClub V.5 – Sympathizer 13 Sept 2016

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The time has come again for #RadioBookClub.

This is the 5th such edition we have done and this one should be really fun.

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First, the logistics>>>

Date: 13 September 2016.

Time: 8:00 PM EST

Location: Fairfax Public Access Radio Radio Hotline.

Host: Dennis Price of Home Improvements by Dennis Price.

We will be reading Sympathizer by Viet Thanh Nguyen.

“The winner of the 2016 Pulitzer Prize for Fiction, as well as five other awards, “The Sympathizer” is the breakthrough novel of the year. With the pace and suspense of a thriller and prose that has been compared to Graham Greene and Saul Bellow, “The Sympathizer” is a sweeping epic of love and betrayal. The narrator, a communist double agent, is a man of two minds, a half-French, half-Vietnamese army captain who arranges to come to America after the Fall of Saigon, and while building a new life with other Vietnamese refugees in Los Angeles is secretly reporting back to his communist superiors in Vietnam. “The Sympathizer” is a blistering exploration of identity and America, a gripping espionage novel, and a powerful story of love and friendship..”

The group in the studio will be: Jenn, Kristin, Ellen Clair, Heather and myself.

Should indeed be fun…and challenging.

Buy your copy at your local bookstore. I purchased mine from One More Page Books.

Access the audio via the Radio Hotline URL, log into Twitter, use #bookclubradio and call in: 703-560-8255.

Thank you.

Jesse.

About.me/…

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Well, finally, after years, about.me OR WordPress, dropped support for the about.me widget.

This is too bad because widgets enable a visual way to pursue overlapping platforms where individuals have developed their online persona. I think it helped to minimize clicks.

But in fact, I think the click rate has increased across the web – specifically due to the near total dominance of the mobile market. Though, we may refer to “clicks” as “taps” now.

But, anyway, here is my about.me profile.* #

Thank you for reading.

Jesse

 

* Yes, you will need to click the link (sorry).

# Live until I deem it unnecessary.