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Destroying Books with: a Goat [video]
Posted 27 May 2014 / By Caleb J. Ross / Video

I’m back with another convoluted way to destroy books. Once again I took to Facebook to ask for some suggestions about how best to destroy a book. This time: A goat. I’m with you, I never thought of a goat as much of a destruction machine, but apparently Amanda Gowin does. Watch as some very finicky goats refuse the delicious meal I offer them.

Book destroyed: Radium Girls by Amanda Gowin. Buy it!

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Destroying Books with: Fire [video]
Posted 18 May 2014 / By Caleb J. Ross / Video

I consulted the TwiBookPlus (Twitter, Facebook, Google+) asking for ways to destroy books. Dakota Taylor eloquently said “fire.” So, that’s what this video does.

This will probably be a series, so look forward to more book destruction in the future.

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Breaking Book Spines [video]
Posted 11 May 2014 / By Caleb J. Ross / Video

Some say that a book is a perfectly beautiful object, that aesthetically the sign of a pristine book without dogeared pages, margin scribbles, or creases in the spine is as close to a visual ideal as anything can get. For those of you who say these things, you may want to look away.

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What would you pack in your FUNvival backpack? [video]
Posted 8 May 2014 / By Caleb J. Ross / Video

We’ve all seen preparedness bags. Full of boring stuff like food and water and flashlights. Instead, I’m going to show you how to pack not for SURvival but for FUNvival.

What backpack is that?

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TBR + TBD: To Be Read + To Be Drunk | May [video]
Posted 4 May 2014 / By Caleb J. Ross / Video

I’ve never done a To Be Read video. Why? I don’t care for them as a viewer, so I felt somewhat false in trying to project excitement for caring for them as a creator. However, I think I’ve found a way to easy my conscious. Introducing: To Be Read + To Be Drunk, in which I tell you the books I’ll be reading as well as the beers I’ll be drinking. Enjoy.

What I’ll be reading:

  • The Goldfinch by Donna Tartt
  • White Noise by Don DeLillo

What I’ll be drinking:

  • Steel Toe Stout from Ska Brewing
  • Samaels from Avery Brewing
  • Huge Arker from Anderson Valley Brewing
  • Raspberry Imperial Three Blind Mice from Mother’s Brewing
  • Lil’ B from Evil Twin Brewing
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When is it okay to correct mispronunciations? [video]
Posted 30 April 2014 / By Caleb J. Ross / Video

People mispronounce things all the time. Hell, I do it like five times in this video where I specifically call attention to mispronunciations. So, is there ever a socially acceptable time to call attention to such linguistic slander?

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When is the right time to stop reading a book? [video]
Posted 26 April 2014 / By Caleb J. Ross / Video

Lately I’ve started to contemplate how best to address my ever-growing TBR pile. I’ve realized that it’s not so much the quantity of books that prevents me from making even a dent in the pile, but more my absurd practice of reading every book to 100% completion, even if I know by page 10 that I won’t like the book. This, I have learned, must change.

So, how do a break up with a book when I know the relationship is going nowhere. Please help me!

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