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Hang a book on your wall! $50 giftcard giveaway to [video]
Posted 22 August 2014 / By Caleb J. Ross / Video

It’s my birthday! So, I’m giving something away. The owner of asked if I wanted to give away a $50 giftcard to one of my subscribers. I said yes. Thus, this video. Read More

TBR + TBD: To Be Read + To Be Drunk | August 2014 [video]
Posted 22 August 2014 / By Caleb J. Ross / Video

It’s a new month and a (mostly) new list of things to read and things to drink. I say “mostly” new because once again I failed to read White Noise by Don DeLillo. But I have good reason. That reason: a read along with Rincey ( featuring Donna Tartt’s The Secret History. I’m committing to just one book this month, because I always seem to let myself down anyway. Set the bar low, is my new mantra. Read More

We Play SupposiStories and ask “How did that get in there?” [video]
Posted 6 August 2014 / By Caleb J. Ross / Video

Emergency room doctors probably see a lot of strange things in peoples’ butts. Even stranger, they probably have to endure a lot of strange excuses for how said things got inside said butts. Read More

Book Vs. Beer – Shakespeare Oatmeal Stout vs Shakespeare, Playwright [video]
Posted 2 August 2014 / By Caleb J. Ross / Video

I present the first of what I hope to be a long-running series: Book vs. Beer. The premise is simple. We (me and Gordon Highland) find beers that have literary origins. Then we talk about the beer as well as the source material. Read More

We Play: Famous Drunk Authors Driving Drunk…Again [video]
Posted 23 July 2014 / By Caleb J. Ross / Video

We get #Faulknered with this, the second edition of We Play: Famous Drunk Authors Driving Drunk. Read More

BOOK TAG – 10 Influential Books [video]
Posted 20 July 2014 / By Caleb J. Ross / Video

I was tagged by MartheBozart to do this 10 Influential Books tag. The basic idea is that I choose 10 books that have been influential to me in some way. I decided to group my 10 selections into books that influenced me as 1) a reader, 2) a writer, and 3) a…well, this tier is miscellaneous.

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Finally finishing a Donna Tartt novel: A video book review of The Goldfinch by Donna Tartt [video]
Posted 13 July 2014 / By Caleb J. Ross / Video

A video book review of The Goldfinch by Donna Tartt – The Goldfinch is a big book, both in physical size and ambition. What initially seems like a straightforward story of a teenage boy dealing with the death of his mother turns into an epic coming of age story that teases the us, the reader, with where our emotional investment should reside.

What am I drinking: Merry Maker Gingerbread Stout from Sam Adams

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It Takes a Man to Get a Vasectomy: The History of the Vasectomy and 5 Things You Probably Didn't Consider Before Getting One
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